Beef Kofta with green rice


I found this Jamie O recipe when I was looking for a simple Indian recipe - some of them are a little crazy for midweek. This worked, it was busy but pretty quick overall and delicious. A good way to get some lentils in (Noel doesn't like them but what he doesn't know won't hurt him!). Enjoy xx

Ingredients

1 x 250 g tin of ready-to-eat Puy lentils - drained

1 heaped teaspoon garam masala

400 g quality lean beef mince olive oil

3 ripe tomatoes - chopped

1 thumb-sized piece of ginger - peeled and chopped

3 spring onions - trimmed and chopped

1 fresh red chilli - chopped

1 bunch fresh coriander - chopped

1 teaspoon turmeric

2 teaspoons honey

2 heaped teaspoons Patak's rogan josh curry paste

400 g tin of coconut milk

4 tablespoons natural yoghurt, to serve

1 lemon

For the rice

1 mug (300g) basmati rice

5 cardamom pods

200 g green beans

200 g frozen peas

Method

Start by putting the lentils into a bowl with salt, pepper, the garam masala and the mince. Mix and scrunch together with clean hands until combined. Divide the mixture into into 6 fat fingers and mould into shape with wet hands. Put the kofta into the frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, turning when golden. Put the mug of rice, 2 mugs of boiling water and the cardamom pods into a saucepan and cook for a few minutes with the lid on. Trim and halve the beans and add to the rice to cook. Blend the tomatoes, ginger, spring onions, chilli, half the coriander, turmeric, honey, curry paste with a stick blender until combined. Pour into the kofta pan, stir in the coconut milk, bring to the boil, then simmer and season to taste Take the lid off the rice, add the peas, mix it all up and give it just a few more minutes. Serve the kofta and curry on the green rice with coriander leaves, a dollop of yoghurt and a lemon wedges. There you go, 25 minute Indian - quicker than take away!

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