Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney

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  • Published Oct 1st
  • Servings4
  • Calories357
A blend of spices - cumin, coriander, cloves, and cinnamon - give Indian flavor to this spicy turkey and spinach burger.

Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney for 4 servings:

  • 4 large unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 large cucumber, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Major Grey Chutney
  • 4 small (4 inch) pita breads

Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Indian Turkey Burgers With Lime, Cucumbers, and Chutney easily:

  1. 1 Set garlic in a small skillet over medium-high heat; toast until spotty brown, about 5 minutes. Peel, mince and set aside.
  2. 2 Mix salt, pepper, coriander, 1/2 tsp. cumin, cinnamon and cloves in a small bowl.
  3. 3 Break up turkey in a medium bowl; add garlic, spinach, spice mixture, ginger and jalapeno; stir lightly with a fork to combine. Divide turkey mixture into 4 portions. Toss meat back and forth between cupped hands to form a ball. Pat with fingertips to flatten to about 4 1/2 inches wide. Refrigerate.
  4. 4 Mix cucumber, lime juice, 1/4 tsp. cumin and salt to taste in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. 5 For charcoal grill: Build a hot fire on one side of grill. Replace rack. When coals are covered with white ash, add burgers. Cover and cook, turning only once, until done, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. 6 Grill pitas until spotty brown and warm, a minute or so per side. Split crosswise. Place a burger on each of 4 pita halves. Top with cucumbers and chutney, then remaining pita halves.


  • For gas grill
  • About 20 minutes before serving, preheat grill with all burners on high for about 10 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean rack, then use tongs to wipe a rag soaked in vegetable oil over it. Close lid and let reheat. Add burgers; cook, covered, about 5 minutes per side for medium-well.
  • Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 357 calories; 12.8 grams of fat; 30 grams of carbohydrates; 30.9 grams of protein; 112 milligrams of cholesterol; 633 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jun 14th 2011

    These were entirely too tasty; I'm at risk of making a habit out of them. Hubby and I enjoyed these burgers thoroughly. I will try to make this recipe true to the letter next time, just fo ...

  2. Aug 17th 2010

    Mmmm! Every bite has massive flavor! If you don't like spicy, don't make this... but my boyfriend and I LOVED it!

  3. Apr 14th 2008

    As the recipe is written, it's delicious. It's very forgiving if you add a little more of this or less of that. The most recent time I made it, I used half a bag of fresh spinach chopped u ...

  4. Mar 2nd 2008

    This was really good! I am Indian so I doubled the spices and added a ton of jalapeño and this tasted just great. We didn't eat it with chutney and pita bread, but just regular buns and it ...

  5. May 28th 2007

    What a funky burger - healthy too. Even my picky kids liked this. I didn't have chutney so I smeared the pita with hummus. We also tossed in a few pickles with the cucumbers. Great dish!

  6. May 25th 2006

    I used pita pocket bread and hunted down the chutney, which is hard to find in my town. The cumin/cucumber/chutney flavors are awesome together! Will definitely make this again.

  7. Feb 14th 2006

    EXCELLENT! This was a HUGE hit -- there were zero leftovers. I made the turkey exactly as stated, except I made them into smaller "patties" rather than "burgers." They were incredibly tast ...

  8. Oct 25th 2005

    This was very good. The spice mix was extremely subtle and blends very well with spinach, and it was no exception in this dish. And the spinach kept the turkey very moist. I didn't spoon t ...

  9. Aug 30th 2005

    we did not even use all of the ingredients and this recipe was amazing-we did not do the lime chutney cucumber, cloves or jalapeno and i am sure it is even better with all of those added in!