Spiced turkey burgers

Spiced turkey burgers

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Turkey isn't just for Christmas you know! The kids will love these, and for the grown ups, they're low fat, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal318
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.95g
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  • 500g turkey mince
  • ½ red onion, grated



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp Madras curry powder
  • handful chopped coriander
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 4 burger buns
  • salad and mango chutney or lime pickle, to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the turkey mince, onion, garlic, curry powder, coriander and egg yolk with a little salt and pepper. Combine well with your hands, then shape into 4 flat burger patties.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat, then cook the burgers for 5 mins each side or until cooked through. Toast the cut sides of the burger buns. Place the salad on the bottom halves of the warm buns, then top with the burgers and chutney or lime pickle.

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14th Apr, 2020
Nice juicy burgers!.
15th Mar, 2018
Really good, followed it exactly although added some chopped dried apricots. Son really enjoyed it & said the mango chutney with it was really nice.
8th Mar, 2017
Tried these last night. Followed the tip of making my own Madras Powder, the flavour of the spices and corriander hits you at first bite, anything with an Indian flavour goes down very well with me so these were absolutely delicious. In a change to the cooking method, I fired the burgers for about five mins on each side then finished them in the oven for twenty mins at 200C as per another recipe !!
26th Apr, 2016
Really enjoyed these - I had to sub parsley for the coriander as I dont care for it. I had read so many comments about them not cooking through so i think I cooked them a bit too long and they were slightly dry so next time I'll cook for less time. I also made 7 rather than 5. These tasted even better the next day (as with most curry things) and I had them in a wholemeal wrap with minty yogurt and salad for lunch!
6th Apr, 2016
These have become a bit of a regular, Very very tasty! Agreed, make them thinner to allow to cook all the way through. Yum!
3rd Jan, 2016
Delicious. Have to get stuck in in the making of the patties but the results are more than worth it. Five stars.
1st Jul, 2014
Really delicious burgers, very light and fragrant. Will be making again. And I'm not a turkey fan normally.
10th Nov, 2013
Really enjoyed these burgers with the curry powder and coriander. Agree with other comments that they need to be flatter so they cook all the way through. Great with lime pickle or mango chutney.
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19th May, 2013
Very tasty nice curry flavour come through didn't have coriander but think this would add even more to the dish. Definitely will be making again.
20th Nov, 2012
I was looking for something different to do with the turkey mince I had bought. These were lovely! I'm really picky about burgers, and was a bit worried the curry flavour would be overpowering but it really isn't. Everyone who ate these commented how nice they were and the mango chutney goes perfectly!


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3rd Mar, 2019
I tried cooking this for the amount of time they said to and they were still raw I suggest you cook them for 20 minutes instead
3rd Sep, 2017
Love this recipe but it does need some seasoning. There is also nothing to bind them so they are very fragile. You could add breadcrumbs, but I am just careful with them. As a variation I sometimes replace the curry powder with 5 spice to make them Chinese rather than Indian
27th Feb, 2016
My 6 year old son (& husband) loved them and had them twice for dinner and lunch! I used WHOLE EGG plus two tablespoons of breakfast OATS (keeps burgers moist & healthy). Mixed mango chutney with (greek) yoghurt (yummy & healthier sauce). Served in pita bread and added some sag aloo I made with leftover boiled new potatoes, frozen spinach, onion, garlic and a tsp of curry paste. It is a winner!
18th May, 2014
Love this recipe. When forming the patties, I suggest forming them on a floured board as they are quite sticky. This will help hold them together for cooking. I also cook them in the oven (at 170C) for about 20 mins.
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