Spinning Nargis !          Spinning Nargis !

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250 g Minced Lamb
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
2 cm piece of grated Ginger
1/2 ground tsp EACH coriander seeds, cumin seeds and chilli powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tbsp cornflour
1 egg yolk
4 hard-boiled eggs
Oil for shallow-frying


Mix together the meat, garlic, spices and cornflour. Bind with the egg yolk and divide the mixture into 4 parts.

With well floured hands, flatten each portion into a round, place a hard-boiled egg in the centre and work the meat round to cover. Roll into a ball.

Heat the oil in a pan and shallow fry the Nargi until they are brown all over.

The Recipe Attempt !

On 12/04/03, Gazza and Sue tried to make some Nargis.  We followed the recipe above, even adding some (natural) food colouring!  Unfortunately, the Nargis was nowhere near as good as could be bought 5 minutes away in the Pasha, so it may need rethinking.  Anyhow, here are some photos of the event.

The 2 huge Nargi ready for fryingInto the fryer the first one goes !Hmmmm, not quite !Looks OK, tastes worse