Bengal Burgers with Mango and Raita Bengal Burgers with Mango and Raita

Bengal Burgers with Mango and Raita

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Thank You, is all we have to say to the legend, whoever they may be, who thought of the idea to fuse Indian spices with juicy lamb patties, refreshing raita and to then whack it all in a burger. A classic case of East meets West, try our Bengal Burgers with Mango and Raita at your next summer gathering and embrace yourself for emotions you never knew were possible to feel from a burger.

Preparation: 10 mins 
Cooking: 10 mins

Serves 4

For the burgers

500g lean lamb mince

1 x 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated

1 large garlic clove, crushed

2 tablespoons medium curry powder or curry paste

1 teaspoon onion salt

Pinch of chilli flakes, optional

1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander

A small handful freshly chopped mint

Salt and freshly milled black pepper

For the fries

1 small bag oven chips or fries

For the raita

2 tablespoons natural Greek yogurt

½ cucumber, cut in half, lengthways, deseeded and cut into small chunks

¼ red onion, peeled, cut in half and finely sliced

To serve

4 brioche rolls, cut in half and lightly toasted

1 tablespoon mango chutney

1 small cos lettuce, washed, trimmed and shredded

100g mixed salad leaves

1 tablespoon prepared French dressing

  • Preheat the oven to 220oC, 200oC Fan, Gas Mark 8
  • To prepare the fries, cook in the oven according to the packet instructions.
  • For the burgers, in a large bowl, mix together the lamb, ginger, garlic, curry powder or paste, onion salt, chilli flakes (if used), coriander and mint together. Season.
  • Preheat a grill to moderate or a griddle pan to medium-high.
  • Roll the mixture into equal size balls and shape into burgers.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked and meat juices run clear.
  • For the raita, in a small bowl mix the ingredients together.
  • To serve
  • Spread the mango chutney onto the base of the toasted brioche rolls and top with a burger, shredded lettuce and raita. Place the lid on top and serve with fries and side salad.

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