The Maharaja Burger is the Big Mac of India. It’s made with chicken patties instead of beef. While I have never had one, my husband raves about it. He is always saying how he wishes that the McDonalds here in the United States will eventually bring the Maharaja Burger here, even if it was for a limited time only. Remember when McDonalds brought the Spain version of the Big Mac to the United States? Come on McDonalds, you know you want to.



So while we wait for that glorious day to come, we decided to set out to recreate the Maharaja burger my husband raves about. After multiple tries, we finally came to a recipe that he was happy with. Now, I get to share it with you!



I’ll be honest, I was a bit skeptical when my husband first told me about it. Then he started showing me pictures of what it looked like and even showed me some YouTube videos. I was still skeptical but I was open to trying it because food is food and food is delicious.



The day that we finally sat down to first make this burger, I was super excited. My husband took care of preparing it and I tried to wait patiently. When he was finally finished and I got to try it, I was blown away by that first bite. It was so full of flavor and now I’m looking forward to trying the actual Maharaja Burger one day. :)


Tips On Making the Maharani Burger


The Maharani has A LOT of spices. Pre-measure all your spices to cut down on time and to make it easier on you.


We all know that the Maharaja Burger has 2 patties and 3 bread slices. While I recommend it, you do not have to. This burger will be just as good as a single.


When forming the patty, make sure that they are not too thick. The first few times, I made the mistake of making them too thick and not big enough. The patty was way smaller than the burger bun I had. Size matters. :P



Don’t feel like making a Maharani Burger? Check out these other delicious recipes!


Cheeseburger Sliders – These cheeseburger sliders are quicker to make, don’t require too many spices. It is also very quick to cook and assemble. Delicious!


Slow Cooked Brisket – If you’re feeling like something completely different, turn this slow cooked brisket into a delicious sandwich!

Maharani Burger

Maharani Burger
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken, Spicy, Ground Chicken, Burger, Maharaja Mac, Maharani Burger
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 358kcal


Chicken Patty

  • 2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1/3 cup Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/3 cup Onion Chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Meat Masala
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Mint
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder

Maharani Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Thai Chili
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric


Preparing the Maharani Patty

  • Add ground chicken into a large wide-mouthed bowl.
  • Add meat masala, cayenne, paprika, mint, cloves, ground nutmeg, garam masala, red chili powder, salt, cilantro, onion, and garlic into the bowl.
  • Mix together well until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Take a small amount of the mixture and cook in a pan. Taste test and adjust if more spices or salt is needed.
    If no changes are needed, set aside.

Preparing the Maharani Sauce

  • In a separate bowl add mayo, coriander powder, red chili powder, cayenne powder, and chopped thai chili.
  • Mix together well.
    Taste and adjust if anything is needed. Set aside if no changes are needed.

Cooking the Maharani Patty

  • Warm your skillet.
  • Once warm, add some butter to the pan.
  • Toast your buns. Remove once desired toastiness is reached.
  • Take a spoonful of the ground chicken and form it into a thin patty and set aside on a flat surface.
    Repeat until all the ground chicken has been formed into patties.
  • Once you're done toasting the buns, clean the skillet and warm it up again.
  • Carefully pick up a formed chicken patty and gently place it into the skillet to cook. About 5 - 6 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Flip and cook the other side. After 5 minutes add a slice of cheese and cover. Cook for another minute or until cheese has melted. Remove from heat.
    Repeat the process until all chicken patties have been cooked.

Assembling the Maharani (Double)

  • On a plate, spread the sauce on both the insides of the top and bottom bun.
  • Add a leaf of lettuce and place 1 chicken burger on top.
  • Take another slice of the bun and add sauce to one side. Place it on top of the chicken burger. Add sauce to the top of the burger bun.
    For the middle bun, I usually take the bottom of another set of buns and cut off the bottom so that the white is exposed.
  • Add another chicken burger on top.
  • Top with tomato and onion. Cover with the top of the patty.
  • Serve with fries and a cold drink and enjoy!

Assembling the Maharani (Single)

  • If you only want a single, add sauce to the insides of the bun.
  • Add lettuce on the bottom bun.
  • Put the chicken burger on top.
  • Finish the burger with tomato and onion. Place the top bun once ready.
  • Enjoy with fries and a cold drink.


Calories based on a SINGLE burger.
Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 595mg | Potassium: 857mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 657IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg