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Indian-Spiced Chicken or Lamb Patties With Yogurt Sauce

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“Rent a Bollywood flick to go with these nice and spicy burgers made with either ground chicken or lamb, slapped into a pita! Serve them up with a potato salad tossed with chickpeas and scallions and dressed with cumin, garlic, lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. Times are estimates. Thanks to Rachael Ray for this adapted recipe.”

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  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  2. Mix the ground chicken with the curry paste, grill seasoning, cinnamon, cumin and coriander and form into 4 large, ½” thick patties.
  3. Coat the patties with a little olive oil and grill for 4 to 5 minutes on each side (3 minutes on each side for lamb).
  4. In a food processor, blend the yogurt with the garlic, lemon juice, cilantro and mint until smooth.
  5. Season the lettuce and tomatoes with a little salt.
  6. Char the pitas on the grill, about 1 minute on each side, and cut about 1” off the tops.
  7. Open each pita and fill with a patty, a quarter of the chopped lettuce and sliced tomatoes and a generous spoonful of the yogurt sauce.

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