Tikka beef burgers

By Hope Malau
27 December 2015

Add a little curry kick to your hamburgers for a departure from the ordinary.

Serves 4 Preparation: 15 min Cooking: 20 min

  • 500g beef mince
  • 45 ml (3T) tikka curry paste
  • 30 ml (2 T) chopped fresh coriander
  • salt and pepper
  • 15 ml (1 T) olive oil


  • 15 ml (1 T) olive oil
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 T) red wine vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 T) caster sugar
  • small handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  • 4 burger buns, halved and toasted
  • handful of rocket
  • 1 red onion, cut into rings
  • coleslaw

1 Put the mince, curry paste and coriander in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, then mix well with your hands. With wet hands, shape into 4 burger patties.

2 Preheat a pan over medium-high heat. Brush the burger patties with oil and cook, turning once, for 15 minutes or until done.

3 Tomato relish: Heat the oil in a pan over medium high and fry the cherry tomatoes and onion for 5 minutes. Add the chillies, vinegar and caster sugar and cook for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in the coriander and set aside.

4 To serve: Top the bottom halves of the buns with rocket, onion, rocket and the patties. Cover with the top halves of the buns and serve with the tomato relish and coleslaw.

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