The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
Date: June 04, 2007 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
The Garam Masala ingredients cloves, cianamon, cardomon....
cumin, nutmeg & black pepper corns ground in spice grinder
The garam masala is ground for use in the banana raita
The banana raita uses yogurt, honey, bananas & dry spices
Raita-yogurt, honey, nutmeg, cayenne pepper
Plus toasted garam masala and grilled bananas
The grilled bananas & toasted spices are added
The finished banana raita
Lamb burgers mixed with garlic, ginger, cilantro plus...
...cayenne pepper, kosher salt & black pepper
The burgers are about to be mixed
The burgers & buns on the grill
The mandoline slicer quickly made nice even slices
Bottom buns get a tomato & 4 cucumber slices
Then the banana raita goes on top
The 1/3 pound lamb burgers go on next
More Banana Raita goes on top of the lamb patty
A toasted bun top completes the Indian burger
These burgers are a hand full to eat. Have extra napkins!
This was an unusual tasty treat. I need bigger rolls.
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This sixth burger from my new Build a Better Burger cookbook was the most unusual to date. It starts with grinding some whole spices to form a blend called Garam Masala. This is added to a Banana Raita which is a mix of grilled bananas , yogurt & spices. The burgers are lamb plus a half dozen spices. The “toppings”, which go on the bottom here, are tomato and cucumber slices. The taste was unusual, for me at least, being sweet with little subtle blasts of sweet and hot spices.
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