It is amazing how a simple jar of sauce can change the taste and appearance of a humble chicken burger. I discovered the wonders if chutney or relishes just 3 years ago- which even the hubby raised his eyebrows when he realized that his girlfriend had NO knowledge of an important condiment of the Indian cuisine. I was just disappointed by the time lost of not discovering the sweet/savory goodness soon enough.
My understanding of the Tomato Kasandi is that it is a type of relish cooked slowly with love in a bed of spices. I tasted generous amounts of mustard seeds and of course plenty of the tomato flavour. My favourite is still the Goan cuisine-you might recall my excessive use of that Spicy Mango Chutney sauce in everything such as this and this. This is like another obsession- the Tomato Kasandi Obsession. And trust me, it is a good one.
I paired it as a ganish to the burger and boy did it take it to a different level. No more paying $20 for a chicken burger I say! Just give me some chicken mince and a $6.99 jar of tomato Kasandi and we can have it at home too!
Chicken Burger with Tomato Kansandi Sauce (serves 4)
300 grams of chicken mince
1 grated carrot
1 tsp of garlic
1-2 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
lots of freshly grinded pepper
dried chili flakes
2 tsp of mixed herbs
1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
Squeeze of lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons of corn flour
Marinate chicken mince with everything. Shape into burger. Heat grill to very hot. Grill burger on each side till done. Serve with multigrain bread roll, salad leaves and generous tablespoon of sauce of your liking