Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Garam Masala Turkey Burgers

I adore Indian spices but it is a totally new flavor palate for me.  Which is so Fun!!  

I found this recipe and immediately had high expectations.  Indian spices, check. Tturkey burgers, check. Fun condiment, check.  Check, check, check.  

It went together quickly.  The Indian spices were front and center but did not knock your socks off.  

Which by the way Mythbusters deemed as a plausible myth....very cool.

The relish was sweet and spicy and had this fantastic warmth.  I think it would be good all on it's own.  Definitely give this recipe a shot.

Garam Masala Turkey Burgers
adapted from The Washington Post

3 TBS of olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/8 salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1/4tsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of Garam Masala
2 TBS of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of beefsteak tomato, seeded and diced
1lb of ground turkey breast
1/8 tsp of salt
1 TBS of olive oil
2 TBS of fresh bread crumbs
2 TBS of low-fat milk

In a small saute pan, heat the oil of medium heat.  Add the onions and salt, cook for 4 minutes.  Add the garlic and fresh ginger, cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Add the ground ginger, cumin, and garam masala; cook for 3 minutes or until the spices are fragrant.  Place half of the onion mixture in a medium bowl.  Add the cider, water, and tomatoes to the saute pan, simmer for 10 minutes.  To the medium bowl with the onion mixture, add the bread crumbs, milk, 1 TBS of olive oil, 1/8 tsp of salt and ground turkey meat.  Mix together with a fork as to not compress.  Divide meat into 4 equal portions and form into patties.  Grill over medium-low heat until cooked throughout.  Serve with tomato relish on top.  This burger would be delicious served over Naan as well.  Enjoy!


  1. What a different and interesting recipe! I'm just starting to get familiar with Indian food and this sounds like a winner.

  2. Wow! What a great recipe and a great way to play with Indian spices. Indian is new to me too, I'm trying to experiment with it these days. This looks delish!


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