I have been away for so long and now that I am back, I am bringing a recipe I recently discovered and I am sharing this to Simply Delicious Sunday Recipes (my first time!). This Indian-style meat patties is very tasty and so easy to cook. This is also for my sister whose son doesn’t like vegetables. Her son eats rice, fish and meat alright but runs away from vegetables. So she asked me how to make him eat vegetables. I told her the idea is to blend in the vegetables in his food without him knowing it.
The following is the recipe for Indian-style meat balls and it calls for potatoes. I adapted this from Meera Blackley’s Indian Home-cooking and cleverly mixes potatoes and spices with meat.
And here’s how to do it:
*In a saucepan, place potatoes and two cardamom pods together, adding just enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat after the water comes to a boil and simmer for 10minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
*Add onion and minced meat and cook for 5 more minutes. Drain off excess liquid, remove cardamom pods and set potato and meat mixture aside to cool for 15minutes. Add chillies, cumin seeds, coriander, ginger, garlic, egg and salt to taste to the potato and meat mixture and mash to combine. Form mixture into patties.
*Heat oil in a large frying pan and shallow-fry patties for 3-4minutes each side or until golden. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper and serve immediately. Makes about 20 patties.
I replaced minced lamb meat with pork. Kids normally don’t like spices so it is better to adjust the amount of spices, if not omitted totally, to suit your kids’ tastebuds. While the flavour might be slightly different, I’d say the meat patties will still be delicious. I know the photos didn’t come out nice but I assure you they taste better than they look.