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Indian Spiced Lamb Burgers

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  • Time preparation 15 minutes
  • cook time 16 minutes
  • Serve Serves 4

  • For the burgers:
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1–2 small green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 3 tbsps garam masala or medium curry powder
  • For the pea and tomato relish:
  • 100g fresh or frozen peas, (thawed if using frozen) mashed
  • 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Large handful freshly chopped coriander
  • To serve:
  • 4 burger buns
  • Salad leaves

In a large bowl, mix all the burger ingredients together. Season. Using slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into four 5cm burgers. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the pea and tomato relish: in a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together, season to taste and set aside.

Cook the burgers under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared BBQ for 6–8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and meat juices run clear.

Serve in burger buns with salad leaves, a spoonful of the relish and selection of accompaniments of your choice.

Ingredients

  • For the burgers:
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1–2 small green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 3 tbsps garam masala or medium curry powder
  • For the pea and tomato relish:
  • 100g fresh or frozen peas, (thawed if using frozen) mashed
  • 4 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • Large handful freshly chopped coriander
  • To serve:
  • 4 burger buns
  • Salad leaves

Method

In a large bowl, mix all the burger ingredients together. Season. Using slightly damp hands, shape the mixture into four 5cm burgers. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the pea and tomato relish: in a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together, season to taste and set aside.

Cook the burgers under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared BBQ for 6–8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and meat juices run clear.

Serve in burger buns with salad leaves, a spoonful of the relish and selection of accompaniments of your choice.

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