Garam Masala Burger
Use Moji's Garam Masala to prepare a mouth-watering, to-die-for hamburger. Grounding earthy spices, fresh herbs and a kick of heat define this recipe that will elevate your burger experience!
1.5 lb. ground beef 80% lean
2.5 teaspoons Moji Masala Garam Masala
1.25 teaspoon fine salt (not sea salt)
2.5 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon freshly minced ginger
3/4 cup cilantro or parsley leaves with small stems, chopped fine
1 small yellow or red onion, chopped fine
1 jalapeño pepper chopped fine, with seeds
(use half seeds if you prefer less heat; retain outside for flavor)
4 buns, with melted butter toasted or grilled
Fixings of choice: cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions
Step 1 Set aside a bowl of warm water to dip your hand in when kneading and forming the patties
Step 2 Place the meat in a medium-size mixing bowl and sprinkle the garam masala and salt evenly
over the meat. Add the garlic and ginger and knead until ingredients are well
Step 3 Add the cilantro, onion and chilis and knead until all ingredients are fully and evenly incorporated and the meat is well-minced, about five minutes.
Step 4 Divide meat into four 6 oz. pieces and shape into 3-inch diameter patties.
Step 5 Place a greased cast iron pan on medium-high heat. If making cheeseburgers, preheat the oven to 350 degrees so can immediately transfer burgers.
Step 6 When pan is hot, add patties. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side for cheeseburgers. Add 1-2 minutes for plain burgers.
Step 7 Grill buns on medium heat, pressing down to get grill marks if desired
Step 8 For cheeseburgers add cheese to patties and transfer to preheated oven for 2 minutes
Step 9 Serve immediately with fixings of choice and pudina dhania chutney as a ketchup substitute.