Another great recipe from our member Dianne. These turkey burgers carry a bit of a kick and will liven up any tea time, whether its barbecue weather or not. The cooling raita pairs perfectly with the tikka, to give a lovely spicy burger without blowing your head off!
Using turkey mince instead of beef mince can be a great way to save some calories, without losing out on your favourite foods. Enjoy them with a nice crisp salad or if you have the calories to spare, some chunky skin on wedges.Print
Tasty turkey tikka treat
4 spring onions (white and green parts separated)
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 small carrots, peeled and coarsely grated
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
500g lean turkey mince (5% fat or less)
1 tablespoon of tikka curry powder
1 large egg yolk
Low calorie cooking spray
150g fat-free natural Greek style yogurt
1 tablespoon of fresh finely chopped coriander OR mint leaves
Half a cucumber finely diced
Mixed salad leaves
- Put the spring onion whites in a bowl with the garlic, carrots, coriander, turkey mince, curry powder and egg yolk. Season, then mix well or blitz in a food processor.
- Divide the mixture into 4 even portions and shape each into a burger.
- Place a non-stick griddle or frying pan over a medium heat. Spray the burgers with cooking spray and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- To make the Raita, mix the yogurt, cucumber and coriander/mint together and add the spring onion greens and season (I add some garlic sometimes)
- Serve the burger on a 60g wholemeal roll (toasted if you prefer), add tomato slices and mixed salad leaves, top with a dollop of Raita.
- Calories: 342