Budget-friendly meal: Indian burger

An Indian Burger
From Anamika Khanna, Owner & Executive Chef, Kasa Indian Eatery

This recipe brings life to the everyday burger by layering in Indian flavors. Using ground turkey and yogurt dip adds a further taste twist and makes the dish a healthier choice for your family.

Makes 4 burgers. Total cost = $2.91 per person.

Ingredients For patties:

  • 1 lb - ground turkey ($4.39)
  • 1 oz - lime juice ($0.50)
  • 1/2 green chili, minced ($0.35)
  • 1 oz - ginger, finely chopped ($0.35)
  • 1 oz - garlic, finely chopped ($0.35)
  • 2 oz - onions, finely chopped ($0.50)
  • 1 oz - fresh cilantro, finely chopped ($0.35)
  • 1 oz - cilantro seeds, ground ($0.35)
  • 1 tsp - olive oil
  • Salt to taste
For burgers:
  • 4 Burger Buns ($2.80)
  • Lettuce ($0.35)
  • 4 sliced Tomatoes ($0.60)
For yogurt dip:
  • 4 tbsp - plain yogurt ($0.50)
  • 1 tbsp - mint, finely chopped ($0.25)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients for the patties together in a bowl

  2. Form four patties

  3. Grill on an open flame or on a grill pan on medium high heat until fully cooked through (approx. 10mins).

  4. Mix together the yogurt dip ingredients.

  5. Toast the burger buns as desired and spread the yogurt dip on both sides. Place each burger on a bun, layer with lettuce and tomatoes and enjoy!

About Anamika Khanna:

The passionate team behind Kasa includes British-born, lawyer-turned-mother-turned-chef Anamika Khanna and business geek-turned-aspiring restaurateur Tim Volkema. Anamika's been cooking Indian food since she was a little girl growing up in London and India. A graduate of the London School of Economics and a former lawyer in the UK, she can't wait to finally share her vision of Indian food with a broader audience.

Restaurant information:

Kasa Castro
4001 18th Street @ Noe
San Francisco

Kasa Marina
3115 Fillmore @ Filbert
San Francisco

Website: http://www.kasaindian.com

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