Spicy Meat Sliders

Recipe by Food Bloggers and Working Members Reshmi Nair and Seema Vaidyanathan


Spicy Meat Sliders

  • 1 small onion or large shallot, chopped finely
  • 1½ inch piece fresh ginger, grated finely
  • 4 large garlic cloves, grated finely
  • 10 fresh coriander stalks and leaves
  • 2-3 green chilies or 1 jalapeño, deseeded and chopped finely, or ½-1 tsp. red chili powder
  • 1 lb. ground lamb (or replace with goat/turkey/beef/pork as desired)
  • ¾ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp. curry powder/garam masala
  • 1 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • 1 large egg for binding
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. oil, for greasing

Herbed Yogurt Dressing

  • 1 cup whole milk plain yogurt/kefir (will be runnier)
  • Few stalks of fresh coriander leaves, chopped finely
  • Few sprigs of fresh mint leaves or 1 tbsp. good-quality dried mint
  • ½ seedless cucumber, grated and squeezed out gently.
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Reshmi and Seema have hosted several excellent cooking demos at the Co-op showcasing Indian-inspired dishes. Here's a delicious recipe they demonstrated while sharing some summer-themed cooking tips and recipes live on the Weavers Way Instagram page (@weaversway) in May 2020.

This spicy, flavorful dish can be served as sliders, regular burger patties, or kebabs, and in a variety of vessels including lettuce cups, mini slider buns, or pita pockets. You can also substitute your preferred meat as the base of your sliders. Enjoy!


  1. Mix all ingredients for sliders, leaving out the oil. Gently knead into a nice mixture, and then shape into desired size patties/sliders/kebabs.
  2. Cook on stove top or on the grill until done to your liking.
  3. Prepare the yogurt herb dressing by mixing all ingredients well.
  4. Load the sliders into lettuce cups, add a dollop of dressing on top, and enjoy!