Tawa Burger Recipe cooked by Chef Ajay Chopra

Tawa Burger Recipe cooked by Chef Ajay Chopra

20 min
2-3 People
10 min

Tawa Burger Recipe, cooked by Chef Ajay Chopra




For a delicious twist on the classic burger, try our Tawa Burger Recipe. Picture a busy street with the sizzle of the tawa and the tantalising smell of spiced patties filling the air. This recipe captures the essence of street-style indulgence and lets you make it in your own kitchen.


As I tried making the Tawa Burger, I thought of crowded markets and the sound of street food being cooked. Making a burger on the tawa, with its unique mix of spices and textures, made even the simplest dinners feel like a party. This recipe is not just for making burgers; it is for bringing the spirit of street food cooking into your home and making a symphony of flavours that dance on your tongue.



Tawa Burger Recipe:


Our Tawa Burger Recipe starts with juicy patties that meet the sizzling heat of the tawa. This creates the perfect balance of smokiness and tenderness. The secret is in the spice mix, which turns the simple burger into a culinary masterpiece. Whether you like street food or are a home cook looking to spice up your meals, this recipe will give you a burst of flavours with every bite.


Everyday ingredients, a hot tawa, and a desire to go on a tasty adventure are all you need to make these Tawa Burgers. They are more than just a meal; they are a celebration of the exciting world of street food, right in your own home. Come with me as I figure out how to make the perfect Tawa Burger, where simplicity meets indulgence.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Tawa Temperature: Keep the heat on the tawa at a medium-high level to get the burger pieces to sear perfectly.
  2. Spice Mix Magic: You can change the flavours of the patties to suit your tastes by experimenting with the spice mix.
  3. Butter Basting: Add a little extra flavour and wetness to the burger patties by basting them with butter while they are cooking.
  4. Fresh Toppings: Add crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and your favourite seasonings to your Tawa Burger to make it taste even better.


Pairing Guide:


  1. Adrak Chai: Pair your Tawa Burger with a hot adrak chai for the right mix of street-style indulgence and cosy warmth.
  2. Desi-Style Fries: To finish the street food experience, serve with masala fries or potato wedges made in the style of chaat.
  3. Refreshing Lassi: A tall glass of cool mango lassi or sweet buttermilk will go well with the spicy Tawa Burger.




For Tikki masala:

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 1 tsp black crushed pepper
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)


For Tikki:

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • ½ tsp hing (asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp chopped green chili
  • ½ cup green peas
  • 1 tbsp cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp tikki masala (from above)
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 large potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • ½ cup diced paneer
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil for shallow frying


For tawa masala:

  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala


For stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp green chutney
  • 1 tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4-5 cabbage leaves


For dressing:

  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise + 1 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 cube cheese, grated



For Tikki masala:

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds, black peppers, saunf, jeera in a pan, and pound them.


For Tikki:

  1. Heat oil in a cooking pot, add jeera and let it crackle.
  2. Add hing, chopped ginger, chopped green chili, and sauté.
  3. Add green peas, cashew nuts, and cook until green peas are done.
  4. Add tikki masala, red chili powder, salt, coriander powder, and garam masala. Cook the masala well.
  5. Add chopped coriander, boiled and mashed potato, and mix well.
  6. Finish with Kasuri methi, paneer dices, amchoor powder, and mix.
  7. Remove in a plate and allow it to cool. Then add cornflour and make Tikki.
  8. Shallow fry the Tikki until golden brown.


For Tawa masala:

  1. Cut burger bun in half.
  2. Toast the bun on both sides in a pan with butter.
  3. Add butter and pav bhaji masala in the same pan, then toast the inside of the burger bun.


For stuffing:

  1. Apply green chutney, tamarind chutney on the toasted bun.
  2. Place cabbage leaves, onion slices, and tomato slices.
  3. Then place the prepared Tikki.


For dressing:

  1. In mayonnaise, add chili sauce, mix well, and pour it over the Tikki.
  2. Sprinkle some chaat masala.
  3. Grate the cheese and close the bun.


Enjoy your Tikki Burger!



Frequently Asked Questions:


  1. Can I use a regular pan instead of a tawa?
    • While a tawa adds a unique smokiness, a regular pan can be used. Ensure it’s well-heated for that perfect sear.
  2. What’s the best type of bun for Tawa Burgers?
    • Choose soft, slightly sweet buns like brioche or potato buns for an authentic street-style experience.
  3. Can I make vegetarian Tawa Burgers?
    • Absolutely! Substitute the meat patty with a flavorful veggie patty or grilled paneer for a vegetarian version.
  4. How long should I cook the burger patties on the tawa?
    • Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until they develop a golden-brown crust.
  5. Can I prepare the spice mix in advance?
    • Yes, prepare a batch of the spice mix and store it in an airtight container for quick and convenient use.
  6. What’s the secret to a juicy Tawa Burger patty?
    • Don’t overcook the patties; keeping them slightly pink in the center ensures juiciness.
  7. Can I customize the spice level of the burger?
    • Absolutely! Adjust the quantity of red chili powder or add fresh green chilies to control the spice level.
  8. What’s the origin of Tawa Burgers?
    • Tawa Burgers find their roots in Indian street food, showcasing the adaptability and innovation of flavors in local cuisine.
  9. Can I make mini sliders with this recipe?
    • Yes, shape smaller patties and use mini buns to create delightful Tawa Burger sliders.
  10. What’s the significance of butter basting?
    • Butter basting adds richness and a hint of smokiness to the patties, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the Tawa Burger.


Start this culinary journey, and let the sizzle of the tawa take you to the busy streets where the Tawa Burger rules as the king of flavours.