Spicy Curry Veggie Burgers with Cucumber Raita
Spicy Curry Veggie Burgers with Cucumber Raita bring all the Indian flavors we love to a light, vegetarian meal. They can be pan fried or grilled and served on naan bread.
It is well known here that I love Indian food. This is evident by all of the Indian dishes that I have made. Along with meat dishes, I have vegetarian options like Indian Dal, Sweet Potato Samosas, and Indian Spiced Peas.
Veggie burgers need a lot of flavor because they are usually made mostly of beans or potatoes and to me, the inspiring flavors of curry are perfect for this. They also have a good spice to them from red chili powder, cayenne pepper can also be used.
One of my favorite side dishes (or condiments) that is served with an Indian meal is raita.
What is raita?
Raita is one of the most popular Indian side dishes. It starts with with plain yogurt and any different herbs and spices can be added to your liking. It is a must when eating spicy dishes to help cool the palette. This raita has cucumber, fresh mint and cumin.
The raita is a complementary, fresh flavor that pairs so well with the vibrant flavors of the burger.
Because there is no meat in these patties, you can taste the mix before cooking to taste for seasoning and spice level.
To ensure that the burgers don’t fall apart when cooking is to develop a good crust. Once to put them in the pan, do not flip them until a crust has developed on the first side. Then repeat on the other side.
Another staple with Indian food is naan bread. Perfect for mopping up delicious curries and in this case, used as a bun. My grocery store carries naan rounds but if you can’t find them, you can cut large pieces of naan to fit the size of the burgers.
If you’ve tried these Spicy Curry Veggie Burgers with Cucumber Raita or any other recipe on the blog, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!