These are delicious lamb burgers perfect for the BBQ or you can cook them under the grill, a winning combination with our Mint and Coriander Raita served in pitta bread.
1 small onion, finely chopped
4cm piece of ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, crushed
A handful of fresh coriander or mint leaves
3 teaspoons of either the Korma Spice, Bhuna Spice or Goan Spice
500g minced lamb
Salt and pepper
Whizz up the onion, ginger, garlic and coriander or mint into a paste (or finely chop / grate). Mix with the lamb and knead thoroughly. Season with your choice of spices and salt and pepper and mix well.
Divide the mixture into four. Lightly wet your hands. Roll the mixture into balls, then flatten down to a burger roughly around 3cm thick. Put the burgers in the fridge for 30 minutes or so to firm up and develop the flavours.
When your BBQ is ready, lightly oil one side of the burger, place it oil side down and cook for around 5 minutes (resist the temptation to fiddle with it!). Oil the other side, turn and cook for a further 5 minutes. Reduce the cooking time if you prefer your burger pink in the middle.
Leave to rest for a few minutes then serve drizzled with our Mint and Coriander Raita in a Pitta bread and a summer salad. Yum!
Notes: You can use the same recipe to make a Lamb Kofta Curry. Make the mixture into small, round balls, grill, then add our gently spiced tomato sauce for a Spice Pots Lamb Kofta Curry.