Indian Curried Lamb Patties


1 and 1/2 lbs ground lamb
1/2 cup dried brown lentils
3 tbs butter
1 medium onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
1 tsp red chili flakes
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
rind of 1 lemon, grated
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup plain yogurt
chopped fresh mint
These lamb patties are flavored with a delightful spice mixture of turmeric, cumin, cardamom,garlic, garam masala, and red chilies
  • Soak lentils in water to cover overnight. Drain and grind in a meat grinder or food processor.
  • In a large frying pan heat 2 tbs of butter over moderate heat and add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom and garam masala.
  • Saute stirring for about 5 minutes.
  • Add spice mixture, ground lentils, lemon rind, lemon juice, and yogurt to lamb and mix thoroughly and shape into oval patties.
  • In same frying pan heat 1 more tbs of butter over moderate heat.
  • Dredge lamb patties lightly in flour and saute slowly on both sides until done, about 8 minutes altogether.
  • Place on a serving plate and sprinkle with chopped mint.
  • Serve with rice and a fruit chutney.




1 hr


20 min


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