Indian Spiced Lamb Burgers

There is a restaurant in South Boston that has the best Greek-style lamb burgers that we go to time and time again. I knew I could never recreate those to perfection, so I decided to make an Indian spiced burger instead. These will not disappoint- very flavorful with just the right amount of spice. I served mine alongside these roasted carrots and grapes. Enjoy!



  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • Dash pepper
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

For the cilantro- yogurt sauce:

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded cucumber


  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Form into 4 equal sized patties.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a large pan and place on stove over medium-high heat. Place burgers in pan and cook about 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  3. For the sauce: add ingredients to bowl and stir.
  4. Serve burgers on whole wheat hamburger buns or English muffins. Top with cilantro-yogurt sauce.

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