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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tandoori Turkey Burgers

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Tandoori Turkey Burgers, a recipe from Joy Bauer, are the perfect marriage between the American burger and Indian spices. Despite only taking minutes to put together, they are very flavorful thanks to the bold seasonings and cooling yogurt raita.

Tandoori Turkey Burgers
Gluten Free
Serves Two

Carrot Raita-
1/2 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder

1.5 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
 2 gluten free hamburger buns

1. To make the raita- mix the grated carrot, yogurt, garlic powder, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Let sit at room temperature while you prepare the burgers.

2. Preheat a grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat. Liberally coat the cooking surface with olive oil spray.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and all the seasonings. Add the ground turkey and mix thoroughly until the seasonings are evenly distributed. Form into two, even patties.

4. Place burgers on the grill and cook for five minutes. Mist tops of burger will olive oil spray(to prevent sticking on the second side) and flip them over. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until cooked through.

5. Plate burger on bottom half of a bun and than spoon half of the raita on top of the burger. Top with the other half of the bun.

Nutrition Information--approximately 300 calories per serving

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