Tandoori Turkey Burgers

Tandoori Turkey Burgers

I love these easy yet flavorful burgers for meal prep or for a change of pace in the middle of the week. They’re juicy and delicious, and are a great source of clean protein. I love eating these burgers in a grain free bun or lettuce wrapped, and pair them with my Apricot Chutney (recipe included here) or my Avocado Chutney. These are Whole30 / paleo / gluten free / sugar free friendly. Highly recommend eating some of my pav bhaji masala fries on the side for a wonderfully fun and filling meal!

Tandoori Turkey Burgers

Tandoori Turkey Burgers

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Condiments, Entrees, Meat Dishes
Servings 6


Ingredients for Tandoori Turkey Burgers:

  • 1 lb ground organic turkey meat thigh or breast
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala seasoning I get mine from Pure Indian Foods
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro or parsley

Ingredients for Apricot Chutney:

  • ~1 cup or 6 oz of dried apricots no sugar added coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder or paprika if you can’t tolerate as much heat
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger or ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder


Instructions for Tandoori Turkey Burgers:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Mix all ingredients listed above in a mixing bowl using clean hands.
  • Using your hands, form 1/2 inch burger patties.
  • Lay each patty on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Remove from the oven when finished. Ensure the internal temperature of patties reaches at least 165 degrees F.
  • Serve lettuce wrapped or atop a bed of greens/veggies, and your choice of whole30 compliant condiments, and my apricot or avocado chutney. Enjoy!

Instructions for Apricot Chutney:

  • Combine all ingredients listed above (except water) in a pot on low-medium heat.
  • Add in 1/3 cup of water and stir as apricots begin to reduce and everything forms a thicker chutney like consistency.
  • Add in an additional 1/3 cup of water and stir again until reduced.
  • Add in the final 1/3 cup of water and stir until fully reduced. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
  • Enjoy!
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