Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Beef Kofta Curry

How did everyone fair the storm? It was really sunny where I live and still the trains weren't running. Cue a day working from home which meant I could spend some time in the kitchen. This is from Jamie's 15 minute meals (with a few changes) - has anyone ever actually done one of those meals in 15 minutes?

What you'll need:
  • 250g ready-to-eat puy lentils
  • 400g lean mince beef
  • 400g tin of light coconut milk
  • 1 mug of rice
  • 3 big tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 handfuls of frozen peas
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 tsp rogan josh paste
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp runny honey
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Natural yoghurt
(Serves 4) 

Firstly get your rice one the go and leave to simmer. Put the lentils and mince into a bowl and mix together with the garam masala and the salt and pepper. Divide the mix into 12 and squeeze into rough oval shapes. Heat around a tablespoon of olive oil in a deep frying pan and fry the koftas until golden on each side. 

Squash the tomatoes into a liquidizer, add the ginger (peeled), half the chilli, spring onions, coriander staks, turmeric. honey, curry paste and coconut milk and whizz until combined. Pour into the frying pan with the koftas and simmer until the rice is done. This should take around 10 minutes. 

2 minutes before the rice is ready add the peas. When soft, drain, rinse and tip into a serving dish. Spoon the koftas into a separate dish and pour over the sauce. Scatter over the remaining coriander and slice chilli and add dollops of yoghurt.  

Tuck in! x

1 comment:

  1. I'm a vegetarian and even I think that looks amazing! Such vibrant colours too :)

    Helen x