Turkey Burger

This healthier take on an American favorite has a slight Indian flair with a coriander-spiced patty and thick yogurt sauce.
By Prerna Singh
Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger
 
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This healthier take on an American favorite has a slight Indian flair with a coriander-spiced patty and thick yogurt sauce.
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Recipe Type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For Burger Patty:
  • ½ lbs turkey (ground)
  • ½ cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds (coarsely crushed)
  • ½ cup sun dried tomato (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
Yogurt Sauce:
  • ½ cup hung yogurt (you can also use greek yogurt)
  • 1½ tablespoon mayonnaise (optional)
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon cloves powder
Also need:
  • 4 medium burger rolls
  • Greens- Any choice of lettuce, baby spinach, arugula or clover sprouts
  • Sliced heirloom tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • 1½ tablespoon Olive oil for brushing
Instructions
Burger Patties:
  1. Bring ingredients of burger patty together in a bowl. Mix well using spatula or hand. Divide into 4 equal parts.
  2. Take one part in hand. Using both hands roll into a ball. Press between palms to make a flat ½ - ¾ inch thick patties. Pop in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium high.
  4. Lightly grease the grill pan. Cook patties both sides until done, about 3 minutes.
Yogurt Sauce:
  1. Pound mint leaves in mortar and pestle.
  2. Whisk ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside for later.
Assembly:
  1. Brush the cut sides of rolls with oil. Place on hot grill. Lightly toast for 30 seconds.
  2. Spread bottom roll half with yogurt sauce followed by burger patty then some some more sauce if wanted. Place tomato, onion and greens topped by the top roll half.
  3. Serve with a side of chips, spicy sweet potato fries or coleslaw.
  4. Oh, and do not forget that bottle of chilled beer to enjoy a summer meal!
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