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Lamb Koftas

Lamb Koftas

 

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Lamb Kofta Meatballs

Lamb kofta meatballs - ideal for wraps

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Michael

Ingredients

Lamb kofta mix

  • 500 grams Minced lamb
  • 3 cloves Garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp Mint leaves

Mint yoghurt sauce

  • 5 tbsp Natural greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Mint sauce (i.e. Colemans)

Instructions

Make the lamb koftas

  1. Roast the coriander seeds in a pan over medium heat for 1 minute

  2. Add the cumin and fennel seeds and roast for a further minute - use your nose and take care not to burn the spices

  3. Remove the whole spices from the heat and lightly grind in a pestle and mortar (you don't want a powder, aim for broken up whole spices)

  4. Place the minced lamb in a bowl and scatter over the whole spices, black pepper, smoked paprika, garam masala, cumin powder, salt, coriander and mint - mix to combine

  5. Use the mix immediately or store in the fridge to marinade, i.e. to cook the next day

  6. Roll the lamb mixture in to meatballs of the desired size

  7. Heat a griddle pan to a medium heat, add a drizzle of oil (I used groundnut) and add the meatballs.  Cook for 10 - 15 minutes, turning over at least once to cook both sides, until the lamb is charred and the meatballs are cooked through.

Make the yoghurt sauce

  1. Combine the greek yoghurt, garam masala, chopped mint and mint sauce in a bowl and combine - adding a tablespoon or so of water until your desired consistency is reached

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Tamarind Chicken Wings

Tamarind Chicken Wings

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Sweet, tangy and sticky Indian chicken wings

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Michael

Ingredients

Tamarind sauce

  • 3 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilli
  • 4 tbsp demerera sugar

Chicken wings

  • 1 pack chicken wings (approx 10)
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 2 tsp garlic / ginger paste

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the chicken wings.

    Pre-heat the oven to 240 deg C.

    Place the wings in a large bowl, add the oil and coat the wings.

    Mix all of the ground and crushed spices together and sprinkle over the chicken wings and rub to combine.

    Place the wings in the oven and bake for 40 minutes until browned and crispy, turning over 2/3 in to the cooking time.

    Whilst the wings are cooking, prepare the tamarind sauce.

    Add the groundnut oil to a small pan and place over a medium heat

    Add the garlic / ginger paste and green chillies to the oil, stir fry for 1 minute, ensuring not to burn

    Add the garam masala, stir fry for 30 seconds

    Add the tamarind concentrate, stir to combine.  

    Add the sugar and stir to combine

    At this point you'll have a really thick, black, gloupy mess in the pan - add the water to the pan and stir combine.  

    Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a medium heat and allow to reduce for 5 minutes

    Test for taste - if it's too sour, add more sugar, if it's too sweet, add more tamarind / water to counter - and assess for spice flavouring - if you'd prefer a more Indian flavour, add some more garam masala to your liking

    Add the corn flour and stir until thickened - the finished sauce should coat the back of a spoon when placed on top of the sauce - it should be runny enough to trickle over the wings and not thick like treacle

    Add the chopped coriander and stir to combine

    When the wings are done, place in a large bowl and pour over the tamarind sauce, using kitchen tongs to toss the wings around to ensure they're covered

    Serve.



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