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Minty Lamb Patties Popular

Category : Lamb

Author : Priya

Date : 10/31/2005

Rating: Rating 3.9 ( 3.9 ) by 23 users

60 g (2 oz/1/3 cup) whole brown lentils
315 ml (10 fl oz/1 1/2 cups) boiling water
3 onions, finely chopped
500 g (1 lb) minced lamb
6 tsp Garam Masala
2 dried red chillies, seeded and crushed
1 egg, beaten
60 ml (2 fl oz/1/4 cup) natural yogurt
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 fresh green chillies, seeded and chpped
60 ml (2 fl oz/1/4 cup) vegetable oil
fresh mint leaves, to garnish
1. Put lentils in a bowl, add water and leave to soak for 2 hours.
2. Put lentils, their soaking water, 2 onions, lamb, garam masala and red chillies in a large heavy-based pan bring to the boil.
3. Cook, uncovered, over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until all the liquid has evaporated and mixture is very dry.
4. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
5. Put mixture in a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade and process to a smooth paste.
6. Add egg and yogurt and blend again.
7. Chill for 2-3 hours, then form into 16 balls.
8. Mix together remaining onion, mint and green chillies.
9. Make an indentation in each lamb ball and stuff with a little minty mixture, then cover up with meat.
10. Flatten balls into 5 cm (2 in) patties.
11. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry patties a few at a time for 4-6 minutes, turning over after half the time, until well browned.
Serve, garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Serves 4.

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