What with the huge amounts of western influence, burgers are popular food in India. Want to give your burgers an Indian flavor? So easy! Try this recipe.... It serves 4.
- 500 gms beef or lamb finely minced
- 2 tsps garlic paste
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 small bunch fresh coriander (approximately 100 gms/ 0.22 lbs) - keep leaves and stems, remove roots - chopped very fine
- 2 green chillies chopped very fine
- 2 slices bread, soaked in water till soft and then crumbled
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp lime/ lemon juice
- Vegetable/ sunflower/ canola cooking oil to shallow fry the burger patties
- 4 burger buns
- Butter to spread on the buns
- 4-5 tbsps mint-coriander chutney (recipe below)
- 1 large onion sliced into rings
- 2 large tomatoes cut into rings
- Take a large mixing bowl and put the minced meat, ginger and garlic pastes, chopped coriander, chopped green chillies, bread crumbs (as above), spice powders, salt to taste and lime/ lemon juice in it.
- Mix thoroughly to blend all ingredients and create a patty mix. Divide into 4 portions and form into patties. Line a plate with baking paper and place the patties on it for later.
- Heat the oil in a large griddle or frying pan, on a low to medium flame. When hot, add the patties to it (do not overcrowd the pan) and cook on both sides, till done.
- While the patties are cooking, slice each bun in the center, open and then lightly toast in a grill or toaster oven. Butter as desired.
- Now spread about 1 tbsp of Mint-Coriander Chutney on each bun.
- Place a cooked patty on each bun and add onion and tomato rings. Season with salt if required, close the bun and serve right away.