1 ½ pounds or 700 grams of Minced Beef (Keema)
4 Hamburger Buns
1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves of Garlic (Lehsan) (peeled & crushed)
4 tbsp. or 60 ml of Fresh Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhania) (chopped)
1 tbsp. or 15 ml of Crushed Chilli Flakes (Kutti Mirch)
2 tsp. or 10 ml of Ground Cumin (Pisa Zeera)
Salt (to taste)
Black Pepper (Pisi Kaali Mirch) (freshly ground - to taste)
2 tbsp. or 30 ml of Sun-Dried Tomato Paste
Butter (for toasting buns)
2 tbsp. or 30 ml of Cooking Oil
Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic and onion until the onions are
translucent and soft. Add the cumin and chilli flakes and fry for 2 minutes.
Leave to cool slightly, then place in a bowl with the beef, sun-dried tomato
paste, coriander, salt and black pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly, then divide
into 4 equal portions and shape into burgers.
Brush the grill or pan with a little oil and cook the burgers for about 8
mins, turning once. This will result in a medium-rare burger (increase cooking
time to taste).
Put butter on buns and lightly toast in a frying pan. Place the burger in
the toasted bun. Add lettuce and sauces as required