Lamb Vindaloo Burger on Grilled Naan

I love caramelized onions on a burger and since it is a prominent flavor in vindaloo curry I decided to make a lamb vindaloo burger. I always do a naan bun when making Indian flavored burgers, and homemade naan is actually not that hard to make on the grill. This recipe is featured on the 7th episode of my youtube show Grilling@ which you can watch below.

Mix everything up to make the raita. Little dough rounds for the naan. Grill the naan bread to brown and cook through. The sauce is onions, ginger, garlic, curry powder, chiles, curry powder, vinegar, and honey. Spread the sauce on the bottom naan. Then build up the burger. So good!
You can find my naan recipe here and my curry powder recipe here.

Lamb Vindaloo Burger on Grilled Naan

  • Cauliflower Pickle
  • 1 cup chopped caulilower
  • 1/2 cup julienne cut carrots
  • 1/4 cup thin sliced jalapeno
  • 1 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Curry Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Seed
  • Raita
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • 20 Mint Leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Minced Cucumber
  • 1 clove Garlic grated
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Lime (juice)
  • Vindaloo Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Onions thin sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 inches Ginger grated
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Curry Powder or Taco Spice
  • Other
  • Naan Recipe linked above
  • Curry Powder Recipe linked above
  • 1 1/4 pound Ground Lamb


  1. Mix the cauliflower ingredients in a jar and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper and top off with water if needed. Store in the fridge overnight.
  2. Stir the raita ingredients together to combine and set aside.
  3. Form the naan rounds and grill until browned and cooked through. More info on the naan at the link above.
  4. Form the burger patties to be the same side as the naan rounds. Season with salt and a little curry powder.
  5. Cook the onions in the butter for about 25 minutes until lightly browned. Add in the ginger and garlic and cook 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in the curry powder, vinegar, and honey and cook 10 minutes until thickened.
  7. Grill the burgers to medium well.
  8. Make the burgers starting with the naan, then the onion sauce, then the burger, then the raita, then the pickle, and finally the top piece of naan. Serve.