Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers loaded with tandoori spice, smothered with a cooling yogurt sauce and some crisp onions, cucumbers and tomatoes for some crunch and flavor, this will be you go-to burger for grill time, for everyday dinner and parties alike!
Course Burgers, Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 579kcal
Author Manju


For the Chicken Burgers

  • 2 lbs organic ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Tandoori masala
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cumin
  • 1/2 tsp powdered coriander
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • salt to taste

For the Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp powdered cumin roasted
  • 1 Serrano or Thai Gren Chillies minced
  • salt to taste

To Assemble

  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced


For the Burger Patties

  • Mix the ground chicken with all the other ingredients and set aside for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide into 4 equal portions and form patties about 4-5 inches in diameter.
  • Fire up the grill and grill the chicken burger patties on medium high heat for about 5-6 minutes on each side till cooked all the way through. Use a meat thermometer to check - it should be 165F inside the center of the burger patty.

For the Buns

  • Pat some butter on each of the burger bun slices and grill them till they are crispy.

For the yogurt sauce

  • Mix all the ingredients well together.

To Assemble

  • Spread some yogurt sauce on the bottom half of the bun. Place the chicken burger patty on top of it. Spread some more sauce.
  • Top with onion, cucumber and tomato slices.
  • Top with the top half of the burger bun and enjoy right away!


Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 259mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 1555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 4.3mg