Summer is in the air, freshly cut grass and the faint smell of your neighbours BBQ!!
Well here is a lovely recipe from my Family Kitchen book that will have your neighbours looking over the fence for an invite…
Tandoori Lamb Burgers
Guests really appreciate lamb burgers because they’re not frequently available. These are not
technically tandoori, but I’ve called them so because of the wonderful Indian flavours. They are
really delicious and serving them in pittas makes a nice change from burger buns.
Makes 10 small burgers
1kg good-quality minced
1 small onion, finely
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2.5cm fresh root ginger,
2 tbsp mango chutney
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1⁄2 tsp garam masala
1⁄4 tsp ground turmeric
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and freshly ground
10 mini pitta breads
1 red onion, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced
mint raita (Greek yoghurt
mixed with chopped fresh
1. 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.
2. To shape the burgers, wash your hands, leaving them wet.
Divide the mixture into 10 small burgers.
3. 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.
4. Warm the pittas on the barbeque. Slit open and slide in the
burger along with some sliced red onion, cucumber, mango
chutney and mint raita. Serve with Oven-roasted Chunky
Recipe from: Catherine’s Family Kitchen
Published by Gill & Macmillan
Photography by Joanne Murphy
We have BBQ & Outdoor Dining cookery classes available in the school over the coming months – check out our website for more details http://www.thecookeryschool.ie/calender
Happy grilling 🙂