To celebrate the 4th of July I thought I would post my tasty tandoori lamb burger recipe. I chose burgers as this is the good old fashioned diner favourite in the USA and lamb as I am a Wicklow lamb famer. Enjoy C x
Tandoori Lamb Burgers
Makes 15 mini burgers
1kg good-quality minced lamb
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp mango chutney
2.5cm fresh root ginger, finely grated
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp ground turmeric
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
10 mini pitta breads
1 red onion, sliced
Mint raita (Greek yoghurt mixed with chopped fresh mint)
- Mix all the ingredients for the burgers except the oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Break off a little of the mixture and cook to check for seasoning. Adjust the main mixture if necessary. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
- To shape the burgers, wash your hands, leaving them wet. Divide the mixture into 10 small burgers.
- Heat the griddle pan or a BBQ to a hot heat. Brush the burgers on both sides with oil and cook for 3–4 minutes on each side, or until well browned and cooked through.
- Warm the pittas on the barbeque. Slit open and slide in the burger along with some sliced red onion and mint raita.