Indian Burger with Raita

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Hard to pronounce yet easy to drink, this wine combines lychee fruit and white peach flavors with a hint of spice.


1 cup plain yogurt (may substitute sour cream)
3 scallions finely chopped
2 Serrano peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup peeled and finely diced seedless cucumber
1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb
1 cup chopped onion
1 egg
1 tsp. curry powder
2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 cup bread crumbs
6 sesame seed buns



To make Raita: Combine yogurt, scallions, 1 Serrano pepper chopped, cilantro, cucumber, and 1/2 tsp. salt into a bowl and set aside.

To make Burgers: Combine lamb, other chopped Serrano pepper, onion, egg, curry powder, ground coriander, ginger, and bread crumbs in a bowl. Mix together with your hands and divide into 6 patties approximately 3/4 inch thick. Lightly salt each burger. Preheat gas grill on high (500 degrees), place burgers on grill and close lid, cook 5 minutes. Flip burgers over and cook until desired doneness, about 4-5 minutes longer, with the lid down. Medium 160 degrees or medium well 170 degrees. Place burgers on buns, top with 2 Tbsp. Raita sauce each.