Bhaji burger

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:30 mins
  • Cook:20 mins
  • plus chilling
  • More effort
  • Serves 3

We’ve combined two of our favourite recipes to make a bhaji in a bun. Serve with mango chutney and a fluffy brioche bun

Nutrient Unit
kcal 595
fat 34g
saturates 11g
carbs 36g
sugars 8g
fibre 4g
protein 34g
salt 1.9g

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 400g lamb mince
  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

For the raita

  • ½ cucumber
  • 150g pot plain yogurt
  • ½ small pack mint , leaves chopped

For the bhajis

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 onion , halved and finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

To serve

  • 3 burger buns (we used brioche buns), toasted
  • a few lettuce leaves
  • red onion , thinly sliced
  • mango chutney

Method

  • STEP 1

First, make the burgers. Tip all the ingredients into a bowl with a good pinch of salt and squeeze together with your fingers. Shape into three patties and chill in the fridge.

  • STEP 2

For the raita, grate the cucumber and squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Put in a bowl with the yogurt, mint and some salt. Mix and chill.

  • STEP 3

For the bhajis, tip the flour, spices and bicarb into a bowl with a pinch of salt. Slowly add 200ml cold water to make a thick batter (you might not need all of it), then mix in the onion.

  • STEP 4

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the batter in batches so you have three burger-sized bhajis. Sizzle for 3 mins until crispy on one side, then flip and cook on the other side until cooked through. Keep warm.

  • STEP 5

Barbecue, griddle or pan-fry the burgers to your liking. Put lettuce and a burger on each bun and top with some raita, a bhaji and red onion. Serve the mango chutney on the side.

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