Since I have started blogging, my cooking vocabulary has grown, slowly but surely. I have made some major mistakes because of my ignorance of a word but I have overcome that. I have also stopped being embarrassed when I make one of those errors. Learning is how we grow as individuals and learning often comes from making mistakes.
It is all those times, that I have made bloopers that I have managed to improve myself, simply by not doing it again. I have also smartened up, enough, to look up words when I am not sure of them or I am a complete blank. That is why I found out something about “Tandoori” and that it is made in a tandoor, a special brick oven. Wise Geek assures us that we can make this Indian dish, at home, although the flavor might be somewhat different.
I found the recipe, I used at Baked Bree, and it was for burgers. I have no idea if one can authentically make a Tandoori Burger but she did and I did. Since, we do not eat milk and meat together, at the same time, I did not make the yogurt sauce to go with this burger but the recipe can be found at Baked Bree.
Chicken burgers are a pure joy. My husband grilled ours and he had the unique problem of not hearing it sizzle. There was almost no fat in the ground chopped chicken breast, I made these from. I did find, when finished making the recipe, that the chopped chicken would not hold its form so I added some ground potato chips and some gluten-free flour, just enough to be able to form a patty. These were certainly tasty.
1 pound ground chicken breast
3 green onions
2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger
1 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
8 drops of cayenne pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
1 tablespoon ground potato chips
- Put the chicken and all of the spices in a bowl and mix well. Add the chips and flour and mix gently but well.
- Form into 3 patties..
- Cook the Tandoori Chicken Burgers on a preheated grill over medium-medium high grill. About 4 minutes per side.