Lamb Seekh Smash & Bhaji Burgers

I know from the title of this one alone that you will have taken a look at this recipe!

It’s not just curries around here, I do like to mix things up from time-to-time. I recently crafted a chicken tikka naan pizza which was a hit so I had to try and get another fusion dish out for you ASAP.

Thankfully, my good friend and curry connoisseur Matt Hutson whipped this dish up for me which has saved me a job, but in all honesty, he’s done the dish a lot more justice then I could have ever have imagined. Make sure you drop him a follow on Twitter – he cooks up some absolute bangers.

The beauty of this dish is that it can be whipped up in under 30 minutes and tastes just as good as any burger you’d get from a hipster burger joint served to you by a man with a beanie too small for his head. He’d probably charge you £25 for the pleasure of it.

Anyway…the condiment choice is all down to personal preference but mango chutney to top it all off is a big winner with this one. The spiciness of the kebab, the richness of the bhaji and the sweetness of the mango chutney means there will be a party going on in your mouth.

Give this one a go and let me know what you think!

Key Points

  • Seekh Kebab Mix and Onion Bhaji Mix are available to purchase by clicking the respective links.
  • For best results, use lamb mince with a high fat % otherwise the patties will become dry. 20% works best
  • Once your burger is assembled, wrap it in tinfoil and pop it into the air fryer or pre heated oven for 2-3 mins and watch the cheese ooze
  • Wet hands are a big help when forming the onion bhajis

Lamb Seekh Smash & Bhaji Burger

Matt Hutson
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 3 burgers


  • 500 g 20% lamb mince
  • 4-5 tbsp Matt Cooper Bites Seekh Kebab Mix
  • 2 tbsp ginger and garlic paste taj frozen blocks are best
  • 1 large white onion sliced
  • 50 g Matt Cooper Bites Onion Bhaji MIx
  • 1 handful freshly chopped coriander
  • 3 burger buns
  • 6 slices burger cheese
  • 50g lettuce shredded
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 3 tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • chilli sauce optional


Air Fryer Onion Bhaji

  • Slice the onion, add to a bowl and add 0.5 tsp of salt. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes. This will soften the onions
  • Add the onion bhaji mix, coriander and 1tbsp of ginger garlic paste to the bowl. Add 4-5 tbsp of water and mix.
  • Once mixed, with wet hands, form 3 bhajis with your hands and then add to the air fryer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes on 200℃ – turning halfway.

Lamb Seekh Patties

  • Combine the lamb mince and seekh kebab mix in a bowl with 1 tbsp of garlic ginger paste. Mix
  • Roll the mixture into 6 equal sized balls and then smash the balls into a patty shape with a flat surface such as a spatula
  • Add the vegetable oil into the pan on a medium heat and place the lamb mince patties into the pan. 'Smash' the patties with a flat surface such as a spatula. Cook for 90 seconds on each side.
  • Add a slice of cheese to each patty
  • Toast the buns in the same pan for 30 seconds
  • Assemble the burger with the bhajis, chutney and any optional garnish. Wrap in tinfoil and place in the airfryer or oven on 200℃ for 2-3 mins.
  • Serve!

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