Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

It’s officially grilling season, and that calls for a new burger recipe, don’t you think? 

Introducing: Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce!

(Prefer meat-free recipes? Try my easy lentil veggie burgers!)

Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

These refreshing, flavorful, and savory burgers will be a big hit at your next BBQ gathering – or simply as an easy weeknight meal! 

No grill? 

No problem – these are great on the stovetop, too. 

And a bonus is that the curry turkey burger patties and the yogurt sauce can both be prepped in advance!

curry turkey burgers recipe

Here’s what you’re working with to throw together this simple meal:

Curry Turkey Burgers Ingredients

To make the curry turkey burgers, simply mix together the ground turkey, curry powder, cumin, onion, cilantro, and a little salt, and form into patties. 

how to make curried turkey burgers

Then, toss them on the grill or into a skillet, cook about 4 to 5 minutes per side, and that’s that!

For the yogurt sauce, you’ll mix together yogurt, lime juice, mint, and fresh garlic. If you want the garlic to mellow out a bit, make the sauce in advance – just know that the mint won’t be quite as bright color-wise. You can always make the yogurt sauce ahead of time and just add the chopped mint right before serving to solve that problem!

These curry turkey burgers are delicious with sweet potato fries on the side, especially if they are roasted in the same spices used to make the burgers (cumin and curry powder). I share the sweet potato details in the recipe card “notes” section if you’re into it. 

curry turkey burgers easy recipe

And speaking of – here’s that full recipe! 

If you make these curry turkey burgers, please let me know how you like it – and tag me @fANNEtasticfood on social media so I can see a picture of the meal in action!

Yield: 4 burgers

Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Curry Turkey Burgers with Mint Yogurt Sauce

These simple and delicious savory burgers can be prepped ahead of time for an easy weeknight meal. Great on the grill or on the stove!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


For the burgers:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • olive oil for cooking, as needed

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated
  • salt & pepper, to taste

For serving (optional):

  • whole wheat burger buns
  • sliced red onion
  • lettuce
  • extra mint and cilantro
  • roasted sweet potato fries (details below)


  1. Combine all burger ingredients except oil in a bowl. Mix with your hands just until seasonings are mixed into the turkey; do not over-mix once the mixture looks fairly evenly distributed.
  2. Form the burger mixture into four even balls and press into patties. 
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat with a quick drizzle of oil (or heat a grill over medium-high heat and brush grates lightly with oil). Add burger patties and cook for about 4 minutes per side, flipping halfway through, until both sides are browned and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. 
  4. Meanwhile, stir together all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. 
  5. Serve burgers on buns with a dollop of yogurt sauce, sliced red onion, lettuce, and extra mint and cilantro. Enjoy with sweet potato fries (which taste great dipped in the yogurt sauce!). 


The burger patties and yogurt sauce can both be prepped in advance. If you make the sauce in advance, it will help the garlic to mellow out a bit. Add the chopped mint to the sauce at the last minute before serving so it retains its bright green color.

For the sweet potato fries: slice into wedges and toss them with pinches of curry powder, cumin, salt and a drizzle of oil, then roasted at 425 degrees F for about 25 minutes. 

Looking for more burger deliciousness?

Try these old faves: Greek Lamb Burgers (would also be great with turkey or beef) and Jamaican Jerk Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Salsa.

Want more grill-friendly summer recipes? Try these:


  1. 1

    This recipe sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to try it out. I’ll report back.

  2. 3

    They look and sound amazing and a wonderful change from the typical burger!

  3. 5
    Roadrunner says

    A wonderfully novel recipe, Anne, thanks!

  4. 6
    Victoria says

    Hi Anne! Just wanted to say that I made the burgers (minus cilantro b/c my husband doesn’t like it) and they were amazing! The recipe is definitely a keeper for us. I used @natalie_cooks spiced beet yogurt dip to go with them as I had extra beets to use up. So good! Thank you! :)


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