Our farewell to summer is sadly coming closer as Labour Day weekend is just around the corner. This is usually when I panic and try to pack the few last days of summer with some extra fun so it’s not left in oblivion. The good news about Toronto living however is that the fun really doesn’t stop. With the Toronto International Film Festival coming to town in a short two weeks the city is already buzzing.
For now we still have Labour Day and it seems as though the summer is not complete unless we eat burgers.
There seems to be a correlation between burgers, summertime and ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate’. Personally, I can’t say I’m a burger person–I have not yet ate a burger all summer!–but I know many who are.
This summer I was happy to meet Angela and her husband Eric from Oh She Glows who were lots of help and inspiration for my 30 days of raw food through the Green Monster Movement and Glo Bakery. I ate lots of them this past August and they were awesome!
Today I have two burger recipes using Arvinda’s Madras Masala as an ‘almost’ farewell to summer. The first is vegetarian called In A Jiffy Curry Chickpea Burgers from Oh She Glows. I made them spicier with 1 tbsp. of Arvinda’s Curry Masala and added organic turnips. Delicious!
Now for those who like more of a traditional burger, this Madras Masala Burger has good spiciness with lots of flavour. You won’t be disappointed! Cook on the BBQ and serve with Arvinda’s Curried Over Roasted Potato Wedges.
Madras Masala Burger
1 lb. lean ground chicken
1 medium onion, finely minced
1 tbsp. Arvinda’s Madras Masala
1/2 tsp. Arvinda’s Garam Masala
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. oil, for shallow frying
4 whole wheat buns
Method: In a bowl, mix together ground chicken, onions, Arvinda’s Madras Masala, Arvinda’s Garam Masala, cilantro and sea salt. Mix well, cover, refrigerate and marinate for an hour.
In a skillet add oil and heat on medium heat. Form meat mixture into patties and shallow fry in skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides and until meat is cooked. Serves 4.
Enjoy and make the most of the last days of summer!
A teaspoon of: Wintersleep. Listening to: Oblivion. Seeing them tonight – I’m so hyped!