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
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!