Indian Burgers

These burgers are infused with a selection of typical Indian herbs and spices, to create succulent and aromatic burgers.

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 15-20 minutes

Ingredients

Burgers

  • 1kg lamb mince
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 long red chilies, finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp pimento (smoked paprika)
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 75g plain flour

To Cook

  • olive oil or peanut oil

Salad

  • 1 cos lettuce shredded
  • 3 medium vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/3 cucumber sliced

To Serve

  • 6 chapatis, shop bought or make your own (see recipe)
  • riati (see recipe)
  • 6 tbsp mango chutney

Method

  1. Burgers: Place all the ingredients except the flour in a bowl and mix them together with a fork until well combined. Place the flour onto a large plate. Form the mince into 6 round burgers and coat them in the flour. Cover and refrigerate the burgers until ready to cook.
  2. To Cook: Preheat a barbecue to moderate hot or cook them in a grill pan or frying pan with a little oil over a moderate high heat. Coat the burgers in a little oil before cooking them on the barbecue or grill pan. Cook the burgers for 7-8 minutes on each side so that they are brown and cooked through. Remove the burgers from the heat and keep them warm until ready to serve.
  3. To Serve: Place a chapati on each plate and spread a little mango chutney on each one. Place a handful of the lettuce on the chapattis followed by the burgers. Place a few tomato and cucumber slices on top of the burgers. Spoon over a little raiti and serve.