Another winner from Jamie Oliver! This one is Indian Inspired, and takes a little over 30 minutes to prepare.
1 c lentils, cooked
2 tsp garam masala
1 lb lean ground beef
3 ripe tomatoes
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger
2 spring onions
1 fresh red chilli
1 bunch cilantro
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp honey
3 tsp Patak’s rogan josh curry paste
1 c coconut milk
4 TBSP Greek yogurt
For the rice
1 c basmati rice
5 cardamom pods
1 c asparagus or green beans chopped
Put the lentils into a bowl with salt, pepper, the garam masala and ground beef, then mix together. Form Into 6 logs.
Heat 1 TBSP olive oil over medium high heat and cook beef until golden on all sides.
In a small sauce pan cook 2 1/2 c water with rice, cardamom pods and asparagus. Cook until all the water is absorbed about 20 minutes.
Puree the tomatoes, peeled ginger, spring onions, half the chilli, the coriander stalks, turmeric, honey, curry paste and coconut milk, in a food processor. Pour into the kofta pan, bring to the boil, then simmer and season to taste
Serve with a dollop of yogurt, lemon wedges, and the rice.