Turkey Burgers with Roasted Cumin


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin, ground
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic paste
  • 1 ½ tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp white onions, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp green onions, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp cilantro, finley chopped
  • ¾ Tbsp Himalayan salt (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for making patties
  • 5 hamburger buns (I used brioche buns)
  • Dijon mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • lettuce


  • measuring spoons
  • small skillet
  • mortar and pestle
  • cutting board and knife
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • 12" skillet or barbecue grill
  • spatula

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Recipe submitted by:

Annie Muljiani

Recipe attribution:

Cook with Annie M

  1. Heat skillet and add cumin seeds, shaking them around until they release their fragrance, about one minute. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except olive oil. The mixture will be sticky to handle. Add olive oil to your hands and make 5 equal patties.
  3. Preheat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat and add patties in one at a time. Cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until thermometer reads 165° F. For barbecue grill directions: preheat grill to 400° F and add patties to grill and grill both sides for 4-5 minutes till fully cooked.
  4. Hamburger buns can be toasted on the grill or in a toaster oven.
  5. Have all your toppings prepared in advance and serve burgers immediately! Enjoy!