Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Tomato Yogurt Relish
Happy Thanksgiving! After seeing all the roasted turkeys on TV, I really really wanted to roast one myself, but I chickened out at the last moment, just like the last couple of years. I even had a recipe finalized this time, but I kept thinking of what I'd do with the entire bird. How many sandwiches or casseroles can two people eat! But I really wanted to have turkey, so I settled on making these yummy burgers. We had them with Baked Sweet Potato Fries and I also made some Eggless Chocolate Pumpkin Tarts for dessert. It was a simple meal, but very satisfying.
Indian Spiced Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Tomato Yogurt Relish
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbs finely chopped ginger
1 tbs finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
4-5 green chilies, finely chopped
1 lb ground turkey
handful of cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
3/4 cup greek/ or other yogurt
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cumin powder
lemon juice to taste
salt to taste
lettuce or other greens
Heat 1tsp oil in a pan. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies and saute till the onions are soft, there is no need to brown. Take off the heat and cool.
Take the turkey, onion mixture, cilantro, chopped carrot, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt in a bowl and mix well with a fork or you can use your hands.
Shape the mixture into 6 patty's and brush each one with a little oil. Heat a griddle or pan on medium heat and brush with oil. Cook the patty's till done, about 5-6 mins per side.
Mix together all the ingredients and refrigerate for about an hour.
Toast the burger buns if you like. Spread some cilantro chutney on each half. Make the burgers with some greens, one patty and some yogurt relish. Serve hot with some sweet potato fries.