For some reason, my friends (mainly Chase) think of me when they have naan--the delightful Indian flat bread.  So this recipe is for Chase and the Philly crowd.  You can either make your own naan from scratch (which I've done and it's totally worth it) or if you're pressed for time, most grocery stores carry flat bread, if not authentic naan.  These burgers remind me of falafel--sort of the same flavor combination.  They're also easy to make!  (Just a bit messy, so maybe not the best dinner for a first date.)

Chicken Curry Burgers
(serves 4)


1 lb. ground chicken breast  (you could use turkey or beef, too)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 TB fresh ginger, minced
1 TB fresh lemon juice
2 ts paprika
1 ts ground cumin
1 ts curry powder
¼ ts cayenne pepper
A dash of salt & pepper


Tzatziki Sauce:
16 oz. Greek style yogurt (get this kind if you can--it's thicker and better than plain!)
1 cucumber, washed, peeled, and chopped
3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 to 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
1/2 tsp salt


A pinch or two of cayenne pepper (optional, but wonderful)
Red onions, sliced thin
Spinach or lettuce leaves
Tomatoes, thinly sliced (optional)
4 pieces of Naan (or flat bread), warmed

In a bowl, gently combine the first 9 ingredients.
Form into mini burgers or meatballs and grill or fry the patties until cooked through. Remember, chicken burgers cook a lot faster than beef.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients together and set aside.
Warm Naan for a few seconds in the microwave or in the oven on low heat.
Place onions & tomatoes on warmed
N
aan, followed by the chicken patties. Drizzle, no, smother with the tzatziki sauce.

 


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