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Chef Kiran

Chef Kiran's Recipe for Bison Burgers

 Kiran Verma, born in Delhi, considered the ‘godmother of Indian fine dining,’ has created world-class Indian cuisine at her eponymous restaurant, which reopened at its new location in Upper Kirby Houston in January 2017. Kiran is a self-taught chef who has been guided by her Indian upbringing and a love of fine cuisine. 

Bison Meatballs

Serves 6

2 lbs ground bison (all fat trimmed)

½ lb cream cheese

1 LG red onion (chopped fine)

½ oz ginger paste

½ oz garlic paste

½ oz green chilies paste

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp paprika

1 tsp garam masala (available in Indian grocery stores)

1 Tbsp dry methi leaves (optional; available in Indian grocery stores)

1 bunch fresh cilantro (finely chopped)

Salt to taste

1 egg

¼ cup breadcrumbs

Mix all ingredients into the ground bison and roll into 2 oz balls. Bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.


4 oz butter

2 oz baby green peas

½ bunch of cilantro leaves

8 cherry tomatoes

12 ginger slivers

1 medium-sized red onion, sliced 

6-8 sprigs of mint, chopped

Take butter and melt into a pan. Caramelize the onions. Add ginger slivers and cook for a couple of minutes. Add peas, tomatoes, and cilantro. Cook for a couple of minutes. Cut the meatballs in halves and garnish with caramelized onions and mint.

Bon Appétit from Chef Kiran