Welcome to my site!

Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Chicken Burger Patties with Indian Spices

First, this recipe makes four patties... but my kiddo doesn't think he should have to wait until Mom is finished with her photography. So, he got served first!  Ha!

These were really yummy. I chose to serve them with Samosa’s (an Indian pastry stuffed with meat and/or vegetables) rather than making an actual burger out of them. But, they would make an excellent burger. This is another great recipe from Cooking Light, which I altered slightly. They are full of flavor and fragrant from the garam masala (an Indian spice mixture). Whether you serve them as patties – or a full fledged burger – I think you’re going to like them!


1 – 2 green onions, depending upon your taste, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 heaping teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lb. ground chicken
Cooking spray

½ cup low-fat greek yogurt
Handful of chopped fresh mint
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ to ½ cup mango chutney (I had a small jar from Trader Joes – I used half of the jar)
4 hamburger buns
1 cup fresh spinach leaves or lettuce


Combine the spices, lime juice, green onions and chicken in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and form into four patties. The chicken mixture is really sticky. You can use plastic food-prep gloves OR if you wet your hands first, before forming each patty, it helps to cut down on the sticking.

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat, coat with cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil. Add patties to the pan and cook for 7 minutes on each side.

Combine yogurt, mint, salt and chutney. Spread on the top and bottom half of each bun, add the patty and the spinach or lettuce leaves. Add more of the yogurt mixture if desired. If you choose to serve without the bun, serve the sauce on the side of the patty for dipping.


Savorique said...

Love the idea of using Greek yogurt! It's a great, simple spicy dish. Spices are getting popular now since that August article unveiling that Indian spices do help combat fat.

Columbo said...

I loved the Indian Spices used in the Chicken Burger Patties. Yummy! Tasty!

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