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Indian Chicken Burger
with cucumber raita / grilled okra

Active: 45 min Total: 45 min

Seasoned with Indian spices, these unique burgers are great cooked on the grill or indoors on a skillet.
Smarts: If using the grill, it's a good idea to use a grill basket for the okra to prevent it from falling through the slats. If you don't have a grill basket, you can also spread a layer of foil out on the grill and cook the okra directly on the foil.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Indian Chicken Burger:
  • Chicken, ground - 1 lb
  • Eggs - 1
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/3 cup
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Onions, red and medium - 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Lettuce, romaine - 4 leaves
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • Mango chutney (opt) - for serving
Cucumber Raita:
  • Cucumbers - 4 oz, finely sliced
  • Cilantro leaves - 3 Tbsp, finely chopped
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 1/2 cups
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Grilled Okra:
  • Okra - 1 lb, stems removed, halved lengthwise (sub green beans)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Curry powder, mild - 1 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make burgers - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill heating before continuing with prep.) Combine chicken with egg, panko, garam masala, curry powder (portion for burgers), salt, and garlic powder. Fold everything together gently until combined. Form into 1" / 2.5 cm thick patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Cilantro - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Make raita - Combine cucumbers, cilantro, yogurt, ground coriander, and cumin. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Onions / Lettuce / Okra - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat grill to 500F / 260C, keeping one part of the grill with direct heat and one part with indirect heat. Clean grates and brush with oil (portion for burgers).
  2. Toss okra with oil (portion for okra), curry powder (portion for okra), red pepper flakes, and some salt.
  3. Season the outside of the burger patties with some salt and pepper.
  4. Grill burger patties for 2 minutes on each side over direct heat. Move to indirect heat and continue cooking until fully cooked through (internal temperature of 165F / 74C), 6 to 7 minutes total.
  5. Place a grill basket over direct heat and add okra. Cook okra, shaking the basket a few times, until okra is golden brown and very tender, 5 to 8 minutes.
  6. Toast hamburger buns on the grill.
  7. Give raita a stir (if it was made ahead, some liquid may have settled on the top), and season with some salt.
  8. Assemble burgers by spreading hamburger buns with mango chutney and filling burgers with onions, lettuce, chicken patties, and cucumber raita. Serve okra with any extra raita for dipping. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Make burgers - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Combine chicken with egg, panko, garam masala, curry powder (portion for burgers), salt, and garlic powder. Fold everything together gently until combined. Form into 1" / 2.5 cm thick patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Cilantro - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Make raita - Combine cucumbers, cilantro, yogurt, ground coriander, and cumin. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Onions / Lettuce / Okra - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 450F / 232C.
  2. Toss okra with oil (portion for okra), curry powder (portion for okra), red pepper flakes, and some salt.
  3. Season the outside of the burger patties with some salt and pepper.
  4. Spread okra out onto a sheet pan. Roast for 20 minutes, shaking once midway through.
  5. While okra roasts, heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Brush pan with oil (portion for burgers) and then sear burger patties on both sides for about 2 minutes per side. Lower heat to medium and cook until fully cooked through (internal temperature of 165F / 74C), 5 to 6 minutes total.
  6. Toast hamburger buns.
  7. Give raita a stir (if it was made ahead, some liquid may have settled on the top), and season with some salt.
  8. Assemble burgers by spreading hamburger buns with mango chutney and filling burgers with onions, lettuce, chicken patties, and cucumber raita. Serve okra with any extra raita for dipping. Enjoy!

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Reviews

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36 reviews

I really liked this

By: Kimberly
Posted: Oct 30, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I liked the burger. Raita never really seems to do it for me. I was into the okra, but my partner discovered that he is definitely not.

By: Jenna
Posted: Oct 21, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was such a great combination of flavors! I really dislike working with ground chicken, but it was well worth it here. The mango chutney added a lot of flavor too, so I’d definitely recommend including that. Since I made this several weeks after it was posted, I picked up some delicata squash from the farmers market and made that for a side, using the same spices as for the okra, and it was great.

By: Melissa
Posted: Sep 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Kids really liked this. The combination of chutney and ratia worked well with burgers. Used brioche buns

By: Obianuju
Posted: Sep 25, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved the raita on this; I finely sliced and minced the cucumber.

By: Alyson
Posted: Sep 24, 2020
Diet: Original
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Tasty - but I should have used less red pepper.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Diet: Original
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