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From Karachi to California: The Pakistani-American Kitchen

Sarah Sheikh Bridge

Sarah Sheikh Bridge

Sarah Sheikh Bridge's interest in cooking began in her mother’s kitchen, and while she has yet to master the art of Pakistani cooking, she has a lot of fun practicing.

Masala Burgers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Masala Burgers With Cilantro-Mint Chutney Photo credit: Eshaq Shafi
Burger Masala Photo credit: Eshaq Shafi

Preparation

1. Begin by sautéing the onions in the vegetable oil over medium heat until translucent. Allow to cool. Place in a large bowl along with the remaining ingredients and mix well.

2. Divide the mixture evenly into 6 parts and form patties. Indent the middle of each patty to prevent them from puffing up while cooking.

3. Grill over high heat, 5-7 minutes on each side for medium-well and 7-10 minutes for well-done. Place each patty on a hamburger bun, and top with Cilantro-Mint Chutney and other toppings as desired.

Cilantro-Mint Chutney

Cilantro-Mint Chutney Photo credit: Eshaq Shafi

Preparation

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. For an even spicier chutney, leave the vein of the jalapeño intact.