Spicy Lamb Burgers in Sauce

Try these spicy burgers which are delicious when eaten in a burger bun or just with some new potatoes and vegetables.  I have fried the burgers however they can be grilled, oven baked or barbequed. Just make sure you brush them with oil to stop them from sticking.

When making burgers always make sure the meat has a little of fat in it, or the burgers will be very dry when cooked.  Making your own burgers gives you the satisfaction that you know what ingredients are in them and there is less worry especially as some burgers contain flour which means they are not at all suitable for coeliac diets.   If you suffer with ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease please leave out carom and cumin seeds as these may irritate the gut, you will still get the benefits of the tasty burger.

The burgers are spicy so always add the amount of chillies that you feel you are comfortable with.

I have made the sauce you can leave this out and serve with mint yogurt (recipe to follow), mayo or tomato ketchup

Suitable for: Gluten free, Dairy free, and Scd diets (Please leave out carom and cumin seeds)

Prep Time : 20-30 min

Serves       : 4-6 people



750g minced lamb or beef
2 small potatoes peeled and grated
1 large onion chopped
3 garlic cloves peeled
1 inch ginger peeled
6 small green chillies (Strength varies please be cautious)
¼ teaspoon whole cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon whole carom seeds
1 ½ teaspoon salt for taste
¾ teaspoon coriander powder
¾ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
2 to 3 tablespoon oil for frying
handful of fresh coriander finely chopped


400g tomato tin or 3-4 fresh tomatoes finely chopped
1 finely sliced onion rings
¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon salt to taste
½ teaspoon coriander powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder


  1. In a food processor blend garlic, ginger, onion and chillies until finely chopped
  2. Grate potato and squeeze out the excess water separately
  3. Place the minced lamb in a large mixing bowl and add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger, chillies, turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, carom seeds, cumin seeds, fresh coriander and grated potato. Season well with salt and mix by hand until combined
  4. Fry a tiny bit of the mixture in the frying pan to taste, adjust seasoning if required
  5. Divide and shape into 8-10 burgers and keep them on a tray, oil the tray to prevent sticking
  6. Make your sauce by placing all the ingredients in a separate bowl
  7. Add 2-3 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes each side on medium heat making sure they are turned frequently
  8. Once cooked you can remove the burgers from frying pan or line them up on one side in the frying pan
  9. In the same frying pan add the sauce ingredients, including sliced onion and let this cook on low heat until reduced and then mix the burgers into the sauce
  10. Split the rolls or bread, toast lightly on one side, then add the burgers with the sauce and onion
  11. Serve with new potatoes and vegetables of your choice
  • Grated Potato
  • Spices
    Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Carom Seeds, Cumin Seeds and Fresh Coriander.
  • Add processed Garlic, Ginger, Onion, potato and Chillies to meat
  • Add the Spices to the meat
  • Shape the meat into burgers
  • Fry in a large frying pan.
  • Make the sauce and add the burgers.



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