Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

Inspiration:
Adapted from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

Ingredients:
  • 1.5 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 6-8 pieces of naan (or 4 whole wheat pitas)
  • 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced on the diagonal (optional)
  • fresh cilantro
Cumin Yogurt Sauce
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • coarse salt and ground pepper

Instructions:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, scallions, ginger, lemon juice, paprika, cumin, and cayenne. Add salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Set aside for at least 10 or up to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ingredients for cumin-yogurt sauce.
  3. Make 6-8 patties, and grill or fry for 2-3 minutes per side or until done.
  4. Put two pieces of naan on each plate. Place one patty on each, as well as cucumber (if used), a few sprigs of cilantro and the cumin-yogurt sauce and serve.
Tim's Rating: 9/10
Liz's Rating: 9.5/10

8 comments:

Maryanna said...

Okay, I HAVE to try this. Amazing!

Joelen said...

How creative - I love the spices used in this and the yogurt sauce looks like the perfect compliment!

Cara said...

these sound delicious, I am all for creative chicken and turkey burgers! I've done many myself but not yet Indian! can't wait to try this.

Elly said...

This looks really, really delicious. I have been wanting to make some naan so these burgers are a great excuse :)

WeezerMonkey said...

Ahh! It just gets better and better!

Erin said...

This looks delicious! I love how creative this is. Your pictures are beautiful.

Katie said...

I LOVE spiced chicken burgers and I am SOOO in love with the presentation - on the naan and all. This is GREAT!

wifeplzak said...

I made this last night and it was so easy and sooooooo good! Thanks!