This is a fab bit of grub to pop on a buffet table, they took me around an hour to make but at £1.20 for 34 kebabs, I think it was well worth the effort !
I picked up the Lamb mince for 99p, which was a fab find and I teamed it up with homemade chapattis and homemade mint sauce, which are both low cost items and super simple to put together. These kind of buffet dishes can uplift any regular buffet table, and without the worry of an uplifted price, Yes it needs a bit of extra effort, but unless your willing to pay bucks for the nice stuff in M&S or have the bland three for a fiver deal then this could hopefully be up your street !.
You could make these as spicy or mild as you like and these can fit around most peoples pallets, these are also easy to freeze, just make them and then freeze before you cook them.
You will need…
1 packet of lamb mince
1 onion grated or finely chopped
1 tsp salt
2 pieces of stale bread
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tsp curry paste / powder
3 cups of plain flour
1 cup of water
pinch of salt
1 cup of plain yogurt
2 tbsp. dried mint
1 tsp salt
1 tsp canderel or icing sugar
Pop the Lamb, onion, salt and spices into a latge mixing bowl and crumbled in the bread. Crack the egg over the top and mix this all together really well ! If you want these kebabs to be spicy, add some chili flakes or finely diced fresh chili.
When this has all mixed together, roll the meat into little cocktail sausage shapes.
I managed to get 34 kebabs from the mixture and placed these on a foil lined grill tray, and put them under the grill until they were a nice colour, I only turned them once as they are quite small and they cook quickly. When these are cooked, wrap in foil to keep them moist and warm.
I can’t understand why people don’t make Chapattis more often , they are really simple and so much cheaper than any shop bought wrap !
Anyway, in a large mixing bowl add the flour, salt and slowly add the water and mix well. If you find the dough is too wet, add more flour and if it is too dry, add more water !.
When the dough has formed one big ball, turn this out onto a floured surface and need this for around five minutes.
Cut the dough into four balls and on the first ball, roll this out until it is very thin and use a glass or a rounded object to cut out circles. Do this with all of the balls and try and get as many circles as you can.
Over a medium flame, heat a frying pan with a little covering of oil until hot and add the circles. Cook them until they are nice and golden on both sides.
This mint sauce is a fab little accompaniment for the kebabs and often tastes better if made the day before !
All you have to do is mix the yogurt with the mint, salt and sugar, mix well and you have a flipping fab dipping sauce !.
Put this dish together and serve this warm, sprinkle some coriander over the top for decoration and some red chilli flakes for a fab effect.
If you like Indian food, try these from scratch Samosa for less than 20p each !