Sunday, January 25, 2009

Indian Spiced Chicken Burgers with Yogurt Sauce

I made these for Alex and I on Saturday night before we headed to the NYC Ballet. They were tasty. I'd make them again, but next time I'd add more, maybe some peppers or chiles, or perhaps some cheese to the end result. These would also be good with the apple yogurt sauce from the Tandoori Chicken Alex made last week.

Indian Spiced Chicken Burgers with Yogurt Sauce (Adapted from Martha Stewart Everyday Food)

1.5 LBS chicken cut into rough chunks
4 scallions, thinly sliced
3 TBS chopped fresh ginger
2 TBS Lemon juice
1 TBS paprika
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper
whole wheat pitas
1 cucumber
fresh cilantro
1/2 C plain yogurt

In a medium bowl mix the chicken, spices, scallions. Let marinate for about 10 minutes or so.

Transfer the mixture to a food processor, pulse until coarsely chopped, but not pasty. Gently form into patties. Grill until cooked through.

Yogurt Sauce: 1.2 C Yogurt, 1/2tsp cumin. Combine in a small bowl.

Serve the burgers on whole wheat pitas with cucumber, yogurt sauce, and fresh cilantro sprigs.

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