Sunday, 4 April 2010

Lamb for Jesus! (Yeah I know it's waaaay past Easter, sorry.)

What's with everyone eating lamb at Easter? Does it have some sort of religious significance?
Well whatever the reason, we had lamb too. But instead of doing a traditional roast, we made a lamb biryani, vegetable samosas, lamb-stuffed aubergine, and a paneer and okra curry.

Paneer & okra curry.

I don't like paneer. I find it rubbery and tasteless, but I am in the minority - everyone else seems to adore the stuff.

Chopped aubergine for the filling, which was combined and cooked with lamb mince, red onion, garlic and spices.

After removing the flesh (raw) and then baking.

Aubergines are really, really weird vegetables. They have unappealing looking flesh and become an odd texture once cooked, however the smell and taste makes up for its shortcomings.

After baking with the lamb mixture.

Brother and sister forming the samosas. We actually used, controversially, a spring roll pastry instead of the more traditional heavy pastry, simply because that's what was on hand. It worked brilliantly, although being the hideous glutton that I am, I do prefer the thicker pastry.

I apologise for the awfully long absence, although I doubt anyone reads this anymore. So basically.. I should just be ashamed of myself for not having any self discipline. To any freak out there that did miss me, I'm sorry! (Feel free to comment and tell me off.)

1 comment:

  1. Your meal sounds lovely and your post started my day with a smile. Lamb and Easter? It has nothing to do with the church who really stole Easter. It is a pagan festival celebrating the rebirth of the earth so lamb is the obvious choice. I mean look at the bunnies and chickens etc. You don't get them running round a church much LOL
    Nice to see you back at your Blog.