Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt – Recipe

Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt

This dish of Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt may not sound like an overtly Indian dish and in a way it isn’t, but people in India have always eaten kebabs, either as they are or wrapped in flatbread.


For the burgers

  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 4cm/1½ in piece fresh ginger
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 20g/¾oz fresh coriander, stalks and leaves
  • 2-3 green chillies, chopped or ½-1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 450g/1lb lamb mince
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 2 slices thick-cut white bread, processed to crumbs in a food processor
  • 2 tbsp oil, for greasing

For the herbed yoghurt

  • 200g/7oz Greek-style yoghurt
  • 30g/1oz fresh coriander leaves
  • 15g/½oz fresh mint leaves, or 1 tbsp good quality dried mint
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  1. 6 hamburger buns
  2. 1 onion, sliced crosswise into large rings
  3. 2 ripe plum tomatoes, sliced crosswise
  4. crunchy lettuce leaves