Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I cooked: Homemade Spiced Lamb Burger

We've done the beef and pork burgers, so for our next burger evening, we experimented with lamb. I scoured the internet for a recipe for the lamb patty but found that I was missing an ingredient (or two) for almost every recipe, so I decided to just mix and match and come up with my own version of  Spiced Lamb Burgers.

As I mixed the ingredients for the patty, our kitchen was reminiscent of an Indian curry house. The lamb patty turned out juicy and moist and smelled wonderful. It didn't taste like a regular burger you would find at a burger joint due to the spices used; different but definitely very tasty. Now I'm really torn as to which burger I like best. Lamb, pork or beef?

Juicy and delicious

Spiced lamb burger
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Makes 4

350g lamb or mutton mince
1 clove of garlic, diced
1/2 onion, diced
2 tbsp Linghams chilli sauce with ginger
1 tsp coriander seed, crushed
1 tsp cumin seed, crushed
1 1/2 tsp garam massala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Burger toppings
4 slices of cheese
1 tomato, sliced thinly
1 shallot, sliced thinly

1. Crush the coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a mortar to a fine consistency. 

2. Mix the lamb mince, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, onion, garam massala, turmeric, salt, pepper and Linghams chilli sauce in a mixing bowl. The mixture will be quite dry but the chilli sauce will keep the meat together. Form 4 patties, place on a plate and cover in cling film. Leave in refridgerator to firm up and remove when required. 

3. Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Cook the burgers on a medium low heat for 6-7 minutes or until cooked through.Meanwhile, in a separate pan, halve your burger buns, spread with some butter and lightly toast them for 30 seconds.

4. Arrange the patty on a bun, topped with a slice of cheese, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and shallots.

Enjoy with a cold beer!

Yet another awesome burger! Homemade burgers are the best!

*This recipe has been featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 29 June 2012. 


  1. ooo, this does look and sound yummier than most commercialized burgers out there. okies, so you'd done beef, pork and now lamb ... how about duck burgers next :D

  2. Like how your beer comes in a champagne glass! Mmm lamb burgers gotta try this:) Shu xx

  3. The only lamb burger that I've tried was from Darabif, it was juicy, have u try b4?

  4. Sean: Duck burgers could be a possibility...

  5. Michelle: Not sure if venison and rabbit can be easily sourced in KL.

  6. ulric: Tell me where I can get raw veal and I may attempt it.

  7. Shu: Lol! Hubby calls it posh beer haha!

  8. Choi Yen: Nah, not tried burgers from Darabif. I really like homemade burgers. So easy and yummy!


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