Cumin and coriander koftas with onion and coriander rice

I wanted to make one of my fave dishes for tea tonight – a popular recipe on my blog – Lamb with cumin and coriander. I got out all my ingredients, prepared my spice mix went and got the lamb out of the fridge.. and it was off!

I had my heart set on this tea so improvised with the only other meat I had in the fridge – a packet of pork and beef mince!! So using exactly the same ingredients as my lamb with cumin and fried rice recipe.. I created cumin and corriander koftas with onion and coriander rice!

Ingredients – serves 2 hungry people

1 small packet of beef and pork mince (or just beef)

2 tablespoons cumin powder

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp coriander power

1 tsp coriander seeds

Salt

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp white pepper

2 large garlic cloves sliced thinly

1 medium onion sliced

a pinch of ground Szechuan peppercorns

Large handful of chopped coriander including some stalk

Mint and Yoghurt dip to serve ( I just add mint sauce to yoghurt!)

Cook enough rice for 2 people, drain and put aside.
While the rice is cooking put the mince in a bowl and add the cumin and coriander powder, white pepper and chilli powder and season well.
Incorporate all the spices into the meat and then roll into meatballs.
Fry in a little oil in a frying pan to seal the meat and when browned all over place in the oven for a further 10 – 15 minutes to make sure they are cooked through.
Heat some oil in a frying pan and add the cumin and coriander seeds and fry for 30 seconds. Add the sliced onions, a tsp salt and cook until going soft then add the garlic and fry for a few more minutes. Add the chopped coriander ( including stalk) and set some leaves aside for garnish.
Put the rice back into the pan and season well and incorporate into the onion and garlic mixture,  sprinkle with a pinch of Szechuan peppercorn powder and heat up.
Serve the meatballs on top of the rice and top with a mint and yoghurt dip!
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