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Vindaloo Burgers with Cucumber Raita and Pickled Onions

Vindaloo Burgers with Cucumber Raita and Pickled Onions

Vindaloo Burgers with Cucumber Raita and Pickled Onions

Recipe By Christine Horvath, Savory Spice Director of Retail Operations, and her husband, Nick Porentas

Yields

4 servings

Recipe By Christine Horvath, Savory Spice Director of Retail Operations, and her husband, Nick Porentas

Spice it up with this Indian-inspired burger that will wake up your taste buds.

Serving Suggestions

Recipe Notes

*English cucumbers have less water and seeds than traditional cucumbers. Pat cucumbers dry before dicing for best results.

Ingredients

For burgers:

1 lb. ground lamb

1/4 lb. ground pork


1 1/2 Tbsp. canola oil


Naan bread warmed and cut into 4 to 8 rounds

For pickled onions:

1 medium red onion

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped



3/4 cup rice wine vinegar

For raita:

1 cup Greek yogurt


1/2 tsp. lemon zest



1 small English cucumber, diced*

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Vindaloo

    Vindaloo curry powder is a spicy seasoning for making curries, or to add heat to your favorite cuts of meat such as lamb, pork or seafood. Our vers...

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  • Freeze Dried Shallots

    Freeze Dried Shallots are a frequent addition to many soup and sauce recipes because of their unique onion & garlic flavor. Commonly used in Fr...

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  • Medium Chili Powder

    Our Medium Chili Powder is a salt-free chili powder that blends garlic and earthy flavors, with a medium level of heat and spiciness. If you like s...

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  • Sel Marin de Guerande Grey Sea Salt

    Sel Marin de Guerande, or French grey sea salt, is acclaimed by top chefs for its high mineral content & full flavor. This grey sea salt is an ...

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  • Ground Cumin Seeds

    Ground Cumin Seeds are one of the most used spices in the world, right alongside salt & pepper and chiles. Ground cumin is a pantry staple, and...

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  • Granulated Onion

    Granulated Onion powder is great to use in a pinch, or as an onion seasoning for everyday use. Use granulated onion dry, or combine onion powder wi...

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  • Granulated Garlic

    You will find yourself in need of Granulated Garlic when cooking almost any dish. Granulated garlic seasoning is coarser in texture than garlic pow...

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Directions

For burgers: Mix the lamb and pork together in a large bowl. Set aside. Mix Vindaloo, canola oil and shallots in a small bowl until blended. Add the spice mixture to the meat and form 2 to 4 patties (depending on preferred size) and set aside.

For pickled red onion: Cut onion into thin slices. Set aside. In a medium bowl, add rice vinegar, chili powder, cilantro and salt. Whisk ingredients together. Add the vinegar mixture to the bowl of onions. Set aside for at least 15 min.

For raita: In a large bowl, add yogurt, cumin, lemon zest, granulated onion, granulated garlic and mint. Stir to combine. Add diced cucumber to the yogurt mixture. Chill.

To assemble: Grill Vindaloo patties to desired doneness. To assemble, place some pickled onions on a piece of naan, add a patty and top with a dollop of raita and another piece of naan.