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Sajji Burger Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tbsp garlic paste
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 4 burger buns
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 4 tomato slices
- 4 onion slices
- 4 cheese slices

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or griddle pan

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, ginger paste, garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt, egg, and breadcrumbs. Mix well.
2. Divide the mixture into four equal parts and shape them into patties.
3. Preheat the grill or griddle pan over medium-high heat.
4. Place the patties on the grill or griddle pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until fully cooked.
5. Toast the burger buns on the grill or griddle pan.
6. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise and ketchup to make the sauce.
7. To assemble the burger, spread the sauce on the bottom bun, place a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, an onion slice, a cheese slice, and a cooked patty. Repeat for the remaining burgers.
8. Cover with the top bun and serve.

- Time:
Preparation time: 15 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Grill or griddle pan: medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 burgers

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 650
- Fat: 35g
- Carbohydrates: 45g
- Protein: 35g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground chicken or turkey.
- Mayonnaise can be substituted with Greek yogurt or sour cream.
- Ketchup can be substituted with BBQ sauce or hot sauce.

- Add sliced jalapenos or pickles for extra flavor.
- Use different types of cheese such as cheddar or pepper jack.
- Add a fried egg on top of the patty for a breakfast twist.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the patties are fully cooked.
- Don't overmix the meat mixture as it can make the patties tough.
- Let the patties rest for a few minutes before assembling the burger.

Storage instructions:
- Store the cooked patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the patties in the microwave or on the grill or griddle pan until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the burger with a side of fries or onion rings.
- Garnish with fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley.

- Serve with a cold drink such as iced tea or lemonade.

Suggested side dishes:
- French fries
- Onion rings
- Coleslaw

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the patties are falling apart, add more breadcrumbs to the mixture.
- If the patties are dry, add more egg or a tablespoon of milk to the mixture.

Food safety advice:
- Always wash your hands before and after handling raw meat.
- Use a separate cutting board and utensils for raw meat to avoid cross-contamination.
- Cook the patties to an internal temperature of 160°F to ensure they are safe to eat.

Food history:
- Sajji is a popular dish from the Balochistan region of Pakistan. It is made by marinating a whole lamb or chicken in spices and then roasted over a fire.

Flavor profiles:
- The Sajji Burger has a spicy and savory flavor profile with a hint of sweetness from the sauce.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the Sajji Burger with a side of fries and a cold drink for a satisfying meal.

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Taste: Spicy, Tangy, Savory, Smoky, Herbal, Aromatic