Bhaji burger

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins plus chilling

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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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal595
  • fat34g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre4g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.9g
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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
      Mint

      Mint

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      There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

    For the bhajis

    • 100g plain flour
    • 1 tbsp garam masala
      Garam masala

      Garam masala

      gar-am mah-sarl-ah

      Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda

      Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

    • 1 onion, halved and finely sliced
      Onion

      Onion

      un-yun

      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
      Sunflower oil

      Sunflower oil

      A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

    To serve

    • 3 burger buns (we used brioche buns), toasted
    • a few lettuce leaves
      Lettuce

      Lettuce

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      Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

    • red onion, thinly sliced
    • mango chutney

    Method

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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