2 tbs canola oil
1 cinnamon stick, about 2 inches long
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 whole cloves
3 whole cardamom pods
1/2 onion, diced
1 tbs finely chopped fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
3 serrano chiles, finely chopped (don’t remove the seeds)
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 lb lean ground beef
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbs finely chopped cilantro
8 dinner rolls or slider buns, or 4 hamburger buns
In a medium skillet heat the oil over a medium flame.
Add the cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom.
Allow them to sizzle until the become fragrant, around 10 to 15 seconds.
Add the onion, garlic, ginger, serrano chiles. Saute until the onion is translucent, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Then add the chopped tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and cayenne pepper.
Cook until the tomatoes starts to break down.
Then add the ground beef and kosher salt.
Continue to cook until the meat is no longer pink.
Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
Serve on buttered and toasted buns. Makes 4 hamburger sized sandwiches or eight sliders.