Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Garam masala is a blend of ground spices including cinnamon, cumin, dried chiles, and coriander. Wear plastic gloves to keep the chicken mixture from sticking to your hands. Serve with cucumber spears.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare patties, combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 2

Combine yogurt, mint, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Spread 1 tablespoon chutney on bottom halves of 4 buns; top each with 1 patty, 1 tablespoon yogurt mixture, 1/4 cup spinach, and a bun top.

Ratings & Reviews


June 25, 2015
I thought these were pretty tasty.  Its a different take on your regular hamburger and a good weeknight meal. I could not find mango chutney so I substituted it with apricot jam and added a bit of jalapeno pepper. 

psjohnso's Review

January 15, 2012
A grown up burger!! I added some chopped onion to the meat I also used honey flavored greek yogurt. Still low calorie, I just personally am not a huge mint fan. If you are looking for a low calorie, flavorful burger this is it!

charoulli's Review

July 20, 2011
Ok so.. I served these as a DIY burger! I let each one put whatever they wanted on the bun. We all added a bit of each (spinach, mint-yogurt, chutney). We loved them! The flavors had an amazing combination! We use garam masala in our food so it wasn't too much for us. We like flavor! Will make again since everyone is already asking for them :)

bluesleepy's Review

June 09, 2010

ShellyV's Review

March 26, 2009
I had high hopes for these burgers! The flavor is very intense. I ate them one night with the toppings and in a bun. The second serving I made for lunch without a bun and only the yogurt sauce. Lunch-style was better, however still won't make them again.

reubli's Review

February 22, 2009
This is a really bold, flavorful burger -- with a little kick. My six year old ate his up, while my younger kids preferred to go without the toppings. We don't eat burgers often and this was a really, surprising treat.

JillyBurke's Review

February 16, 2009
This is easy to make and packs a lot of flavor. I like the healthy spinach on there. Great all around.

cathyslater's Review

February 07, 2009
Did not wear gloves to the shape burgers, so they did stick to hands a bit. My husband & two teen daughters loved them. They wanted to know why I did not double the recipe so they could have burgers for the next day. Served on whole wheat hamburger buns. The mango, yogurt mixture & spinach leaves are a must!! Would make again!!

Annelisa's Review

January 04, 2009
I did not like this. It didn't have enough flavor and the burgers were dry. Now, I've never made burgers before this (I mostly eat vegetarian), so maybe I did something wrong. Also, I didn't serve it with chutney/yogurt/spinach, just with some ketchup on english muffins, so that may have been part of the problem. Mainly, though, I think this needs a lot more spice/flavor.

guinness4029's Review

December 31, 2008
These were good the first 2 bites and then the flavor was too much. No one could finish them. 2 tsps of Garam Masala AND ginger...they were just too overpowering. Definitely not having again.