Mutton and Lentil Rissoles Recipe

Mutton and Lentil Rissoles Recipe

(Shami Kebab)

Ingredients : Serves 4

250 g

125 g

2

1/4 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1/8 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1

2 tablespoon

Lean meat

Red lentils or yellow split peas

Medium onions, finely chopped

Ground cinnamon

Ground cardamom

Ground cloves

Salt

Ground black pepper

Egg, beaten

Finely chopped mint

Oil for frying

Method :
  • Use lean mutton or lamb, or topside beef.

  • Ask the butcher to mince it for you, or mince it at home, using fine screen.

  • Wash the red lentils or split peas well and put into a saucepan with 2 cups water.

  • Bring to the boil, add meat and onions, cook on medium low heat stirring occasionally until lentils are cooked.

  • Stir as mixture becomes dry and continue cooking until liquid is completely absorbed.

  • Turn into a bowl and when cool enough to handle mix in the spices and seasonings, egg and mint.

  • Mix thoroughly, then shape into flat round patties.

  • Fry in shallow hot oil until golden brown on both sides.

  • Drain and serve hot.

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