Our thanks to Soffia Wardy, US Wellness July 2019 Featured Chef, for sharing her Indian-Inspired Bollywood Burger recipe.
Recipe By: Soffia Wardy, The Art of Living Well
Those who know us well, know that we consider entertaining a hobby! Hosting dinner parties has become a weekly event. As hostesses, we like to focus on delivering a memorable experience as much as creating an incredible menu. Unexpected theme dinners have become a big part of our repertoire.
Sometimes the menus are elaborate, requiring several days of prep and other times they are more casual and fun, resembling street food. We have especially enjoyed creating ethnic inspired burgers.
Having grown up exposed to a Lebanese kitchen, I love most cuts of lamb. I also love Indian food and thus came the inspiration to create this Indian-inspired burger.
To create the tablescape, we layered a variety of Indian inspired items in bright, bold colors. If you travel, souvenir shops can be a wonderful source for fun tabletop items.
We settled on the name “Bollywood Burger,” for our Indian-inspired burger; after the first bite, we felt like doing a happy dance, inspired by a Bollywood film. The Bollywood Burger has layers of vibrant flavors from the creamy, tangy Raita to fresh, Mint Chutney and sweet, Caramelized Onions. French fries seemed too simple, so we went with Spicy Sweet Potato Oven Fries. We hope you enjoy as much as we do!
US Wellness Meats Shopping List: Ground Lamb
For The Burger
- 4 lb Ground Lamb
- 8 tbsp. Patak Garlic Relish
- 8 tsp. Freshly Grated Ginger
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 16 Stonefire Tandoor Baked Mini Naan’s. Ready made Naan bread is also available from brands such as La Brea Bakery and Indian Chef.
- Olive Oil to Drizzle
- 5 oz Baby Arugula
Bollywood Burger Instructions
1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground lamb with the grated ginger and garlic relishes.
2. Form the lamb into 8 ounce patties. The patties can be placed in the refrigerator and chilled several hours or overnight.
3. Remove the lamb burgers 30-60 minutes before grilling. Light a grill on medium-high. Lightly drizzle the burgers with olive oil and salt and pepper the burgers.
4. Grill 3-4 minutes on each side, remove from grill and rest the burgers for 10 minutes.
5. In the meantime lightly grill 2 Mini Naan’s per burger.
6. Place a handful of arugula on a Naan, add a Lamb Burger, a spoonful of Raita, a spoonful of Caramelized Onions and a drizzle of Mint-Cilantro Chutney. Top with another Naan and serve with Sweet Potato Fries. Repeat to create the remaining burgers.
- Ready made Naan bread is available from brands such as Stonefire, La Brea Bakery and Indian Chef. Two Mini Naans from Stonefire makes a perfect burger bun.
- Patak Garlic Relish is easily available and well worth the effort. I have tried several homemade options but don’t get the same fantastic results, so I highly recommend you try some.
We can’t wait for you to try this recipe for yourself. Share your recipe results by tagging #uswellnessmeats in your post.
Meet Soffia Wardy
I have been fortunate enough to live in several countries: Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico. Through our travels, we have honed our cooking skills and love to experiment with new ideas, global ingredients, and techniques. I’m passionate about maintaining a well-stocked pantry. I love to whip up a great meal almost as much as I love to plan an elaborate dinner party.
Visit Soffia’s blog, The Art of Living Well for tips on entertaining, recipes, and her experiences traveling and enjoying the world!