Tuesday 8 April 2008

Chickpeas and Minted Lamb Recipe

Chickpeas with minted lamb recipe by Chef Jeena.

You can eat this delicious dish served with bread, rice, salad or stirred through cooked rice.

First I brown off the lamb with spices and onions then finish the dish by steam cooking it with a lid on for 5 minutes, the texture of the lamb is left soft and melt in the mouth. I used freshly cooked chickpeas that I pressure cooked, you can use tinned chickpeas if you like.

Imagine the wonderful combination of lamb and fresh mint leaves with some aromatic spices and freshly cooked chickpeas, it tastes so amazing and you will love the taste.

This lamb and chickpea recipe is easy to cook and quick to prepare.

Ingredients for Chickpeas and Minted Lamb Recipe

1 Pack Lean Minced Lamb
Bunch Fresh Mint
2 Slices Bread (blended into bread crumbs)
1 Medium Onion (finely diced)
1/4 Cup Water
1 tsp Fresh Ginger (grated)
1 Garlic Clove (crushed/grated)
1 Cup Cooked Chickpeas

For the Spices
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Large Pinch Kalonji Seeds
Salt and Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Turmeric

Fresh mint leaves...

Getting started on Chef Jeenas Chickpeas and Minted Lamb Recipe.

Place the chopped onion, chilli, cumin, garam masala, turmeric, 1/2 tsp salt, fresh ginger and garlic into a bowl.

Mix well.

Add the bread crumbs.

Add the minced lamb and mix thoroughly.

Heat some oil in a large pan and add the lamb mince mixture with a pinch of fresh mint leaves.

Keep chopping at the minced lamb with a spatula.

Stir well.

Keep chopping at the mince.

When the mince lamb starts turning brown add the rest of the fresh mint leaves and pinch of kalonji seeds, stir well.

Keep stiring.

Add the cup of freshly cooked chickpeas and salt and pepper to season, stir well.

Turn the heat to low add 1/4 cup of water and a drop of oil (optional) stir well then cover the pan with a lid for approx 5 minutes.

The water and lid will finish off the dish by steaming it.

Serve with bread, rice and salad.


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Anonymous said...

Hi Chef Jeena,I must try this it looks delicious, i'm sure my kids will like it as its mildly spiced. A nutricious yet ecomical meal,thanksKarina

Anonymous said...

Hi Chef Jeena,
I must apologise for the speeling in my previous comment. Well on Saturday I made the Chick Peas and Minted Lamb. It was delicious, slighlty too spicy for my youngest two children so I mixed in coconut rice before serving. I might leave out the chilli powder and half the quantity of garam masala next time. It was a really quick simple dish. Your website is fantastic, you should publish a book of your recipes!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Karina, I am glad you like this lamb recipe as it is one of my favourite recipes.

Chilli is one of those spices which we adapt to our tastes, the goes for garam so it is great that you will be cooking this great recipe again to suite your tastes.

Do keep logging on as I update daily with brand new recipes.

Thank you for taking time to leave great feedback and thanks for the lovely compliment.

Jeena. :-)