Giant Madras-spiced meatballs

Lamb, lentils & mango chutney, fluffy rice, spinach & yoghurt

Giant Madras-spiced meatballs

Giant Madras-spiced meatballs

Serves Serves 6
Time Cooks In1 hour 12 minutes (12 minutes prep, 60 minutes cook)
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 441 22%
  • Fat 14.2g 20%
  • Saturates 5.8g 29%
  • Sugars 5.7g 6%
  • Salt 1g 17%
  • Protein 26.5g 53%
  • Carbs 54.4g 21%
  • Fibre 1.6g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 x 400 g tin of lentils
  • 500 g lean lamb mince
  • 4 tablespoons Madras curry paste
  • 4 fresh red chillies
  • 1 mug of basmati rice (300g)
  • 400 g frozen spinach
  • 6 teaspoons mango chutney
  • 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt
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Method

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Rub a 25cm x 35cm roasting tray with a little olive oil. Drain the lentils well, then scrunch with the mince, curry paste and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper until really well mixed. Equally divide into six, shape into giant balls, then sit them in the tray. Prick and add the chillies. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and take the chillies out for a moment. Sprinkle the rice around the balls, pour in 2 mugs of boiling kettle water (600ml) and poke in the frozen spinach. Place the chillies back on top, cover tightly with tin foil and return to the oven for 20 minutes.

Pull out the tray, lift up the foil and use a fork to stir the spinach into the rice. Re-cover and return to the oven for a final 20 minutes, or until the rice is fluffy. Uncover the tray, brush the top of each meatball with 1 teaspoon of mango chutney, fluff up the rice and spinach, season to perfection, then finely slice and sprinkle over some of the cooked chilli, to taste. Serve with dollops of yoghurt and extra mango chutney, if you like.

Tips

GO VEGGIE: Simply swap in veggie mince and use a food processor to blitz up the mixture, which will help it bind together. Handle the veggie balls with care!

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By Jamie Oliver