OH Calcutta Burger

Barbara Mayo


You can grill these outside or inside on a grill pan I have given both directiions. Sweet, smokey, earthy are just a few words that come to mind best flavor ever!
I like to serve with a side of sweet potato fries dusted with 1 teaspoon turmeric.


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25 Min
10 Min



  • 1 c
    cherry tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 small
    cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 medium
    red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp
    resling wine (good wine)
  • 1 tsp
    sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper

  • 1/2 c
    black peppered olive oil mayonaise
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 tsp
    turmeric, ground
  • 12
    threads saffron

  • 1 lb
    beef brisket twice ground
  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1 Tbsp
    garam masala (i use khazana brand)
  • 3 Tbsp
    calcutta heat curry seasoning (i use spice island brand)
  • 1/2 c
    cilantro finely chopped
  • 8 oz
    paneer cheese medium crumble
  • 5 oz
    tamarind date chutney (i use khazana brand)

  • 6-8
    pieces of naan bread grilled
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil brush bread and grill befroe grilling

How to Make OH Calcutta Burger


  1. To prepare salad add tomato slices, onion slices,cucumber slices and mint to medium bowl sprinkle with salt and pepper, Riesling and olive oil toss and cover, place in refrigerator until ready to assemble burgers.
  2. To prepare place mayonnaise in small bowl add smashed saffron threads, and turmeric and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to build burgers.
  3. To build patties gently with your hands mix meat in large bowl with spices, herbs, and cheese crumbles. Form into 6 oval shape patties brush each patty on both sides with tamarind date chutney place on platter and refrigerate for 15 minutes then remove from refrigerator let burgers set out for 6-8 minutes before you place on grill.
  4. Stove top grill pan method: Place gril pan on medium hight heat brusah with olive oil and place patties on grill pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes on easch side them remove from pan and rest for 6-8 minutes.
    Heat the grill to medium-high or use charcoal grill with a medium hot fire all coals should be hot. When the grill is ready, with a paper or cloth towel, rub the grill rack with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
  5. Brush patties with Tamarind Date Chutney place the patties on the rack and cook until done to preference, 4 to 6 minutes on each side. Turn patties only one time and baste again with Tamarind Date chutney. Do not push down on the patty because this will release the juices
  6. Remove the patties from the grill and place on platter to rest.
    Place Naan bread on grill for about 1 minute on each side to warm
  7. Remove and begin to build you Oh Calcutta burgers.
    Place Naan bread on plate place 1 tablespoon of Saffron garlic mayo on entire piece of bread. Top with burger then add 2-3 tablespoons of Tomato, mint, and red onion salad, fold Naan over spear with sandwich pick and serve. Makes six burgers

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Course/Dish: Beef Burgers

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