The ingredients for this month's Royal Foodie Joust made me smile because I've never cooked with mango, but thought that mango, brown sugar and cardamom sounded like a great combination of ingredients. I had several thoughts for this but as soon as I remembered about a recipe for spiced chicken burgers I read in Anjum Anand's "Indian Food Made Easy" and decided to adapt it a bit and make a mango relish to go with it.
I'm also submitting the mango relish to a new and very exciting event: Putting up where the idea is to make a jam, conserve, jelly, marmalade, curds, butter, chutney, pickle, relish or preserve. I've never made anything like this before so it was fun trying something new.
On top of already using this entry for 2 blog events, I'm going OTT and entering into a third blog event: LiveSTRONG with a taste of yellow - 2008.
This was a great dish and I can't wait to make it again.
Spiced chicken burgers
Makes 4 burgers
2 chicken breasts
2cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1/2 a small onion, finely chopped
handful or coriander leaves (cilantro), finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1 red chilli, deseeded
3 cardamom pods, crushed
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp caraway seeds, crushed
2 slices of bread, grated into crumbs
1. Mince the chicken breast in the food processor. Add the ginger, garlic cloves, onion, coriander leaves, salt, cardamom, cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala and caraway seeds.
2. Add the mix to a bowl and mix in the breadcrumbs and egg. Mould the mince mixture into 4 burgers.
3. Heat oil in a pan and cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
1 mango, peeled, seeded and diced into small pieces
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper, diced into small pieces
2 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
Handful of chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp crushed cardamom pods
1 tsp light brown sugar
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of coarsely ground black pepper
1 tsp honey
Mix everything together and stir to mix well. Serve immediately or store in the fridge.