Prep 8 mins
Cook 10 mins
Taken from Australian Food Ideas December 2006/January 2007. Recipe was originally submitted by Dominique Rizzo.
- 1 slice white bread
- 750 g chicken breast fillets, fat trimmed, roughly chopped
- 1⁄2 cup mint leaf, finely chopped
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 lebanese cucumber
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1⁄4 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup mint leaf, finely chopped
- 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
- Place bread in a food processor. Processs until breadcrumbs form. Add chicken, mint, turmeric, paprika, cumin and coriander seeds. Process until mixture comes together. Using 1/4 cup mixutre pet patty, make twelve 1cm thick patties.
- Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties, in batches, for 2-3 minutes each side or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Raita: - Best made for immediate use as per Jubes review.
- Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler, peel long, thin strips from cucumber. Place cucumber, yoghurt, parsley, mint, 1 teaspoon lemon rind and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
- Serve patties with normal burger fixings, using Raita as the sauce.
An easy variation for a burger. Mildly spiced and the raita was a nice addition. I recommend making the raita for immediate use as it did go a little runny being made in advance. Reveiwed for ZWT8. Photos to be posted also
This was easy to prepare and a nice change of pace from a typical burger. Despite all the spices in the burger mix, however, I found that a little salt would have enhanced the flavor more, and will do so next time. I actually liked the burgers better without the raita, but that is personal preference. Again, a little salt in the raita would have been good, but I was afraid to add it and have the cucumbers be too watery. Perhaps salting them first would help. Made for ZWT 8.