Mix all the ingredients, except the oil, in a large bowl to incorporate well. You can set it aside in the fridge for a few hours or even overnight to marinate and let the flavours intensify.
Divide the meat into 12 equal portions and form into patties.
Heat enough oil to coat a wide pan, and shallow fry the patties for 3-5 minutes on each side till they are completely cooked through.
Alternately, you can brush them with a slight amount of oil on both sides, and bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, turning once in between until completely cooked through. Serve hot with some Green Chutney or ketchup on the side!