Tuesday, February 9

D is for Delia!

Last night saw the final installment of the latest Delia food programme.
Continuing with my Cookery Challenge this is my latest recipe to add to the everyday menus in the Nesbitt household!

No pictures just yet, the technological revolution is on hold here, all down to batteries!
Watch this space!

Shami Kebabs

225g minced lamb
1 chopped onion
225g tinned green lentils, drained weight
1 heaped teaspoon Seasoned Pioneers cardamom masal
1 teaspoon salt flakes
½ teaspoon crushed black peppercorns, with a pestle and mortar
1 small egg, beaten
1-2 tablespoons groundnut or other flavourless oil
1 rounded tablespoon seasoned flour

Place the quartered onion in a mini-chopper and chop finely, then add half the lentils and switch on again till the lentils have become a purée – you will need to push them down a couple of times in the chopper as you go. Now combine the puréed lentils with the meat, the rest of the lentils, the cardamom masala, salt and crushed peppercorns.

Use a fork (or your hands) to mix everything well, then add the beaten egg an mix again. Now using your hands, form the mixture into 12 patties. To cook them heat 1 tablespoon or the oil in a large frying-pan and, when it’s hot, dip the patties into seasoned flour and fry them for 2-3 minutes on each side, adding more oil if necessary. Serve as above, with some mango chutney on the side.


  1. Very brave one new recipe a week, Denise - today's sounds good though.
    I have enjoyed Delia - loved that quote when she left school and her head mistress told her that if she had worked a little harder she could have even become a secretary!

  2. Thanks Weaver! Yes a brave move and we'll see how it pans out! lol get the pun?????

  3. Love lamb - have it only once a year, if that.

    Your task reminds me of the book/movie Julie and Julia; the young woman who wanted to prepare all of Julia Child's recipes in a year.

    So, captain, on behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

  4. Wow Denise, you are amazing. Hope your camera charges soon.

    Tilly Elizabeth

  5. I think you are really good at this!:-)
    Wish you a nice evening!

  6. Hmmmmm sounds delicious! Have a great week!


  7. I've seen her here a few times. She's a beautiful woman...are her recipes really good?

  8. The recipe sounds yummy. You are brave to do so many new recipes.
    Hope your camera gets fixed soon.

  9. I haven't seen the Delia programmes this time but I love her recipes and use them often. Great choice for D. A

  10. An unusual choice but excellent. I can't cook (except the basics) so I can't comment on the recipe but it sound yum.

  11. Recipe was a tad hot! I must admit I improvised.....hmmmmmm should one evr fiddle with Delia? lol! No I think!

  12. Sounds good and I'll bet it looks nice, too!

  13. Down to batteries??! Oh, dear...
    Looks like a delicious recipe though (although I don't eat lamb so I'd probably substitute ground turkey or something).

  14. Sounds yummy! and I love spicy kebab.

  15. Hi Denise,

    Love the latest post. How are you batteries? Fully charged??!!!! Do you have a good recipe for Eton Mess?

    TE XXX

  16. I like the new ABC Design. I cannot figure out how to copy it to put it on my blog. Any help out there? Thanks in advance!

  17. Kate right click on logo and save as a picture, then load into your side bar as a picture.

  18. No need for pictures - I can smell it :-)

  19. I only eat fish or chicken, but this recipe seems delicious maybe I would give it a try!

    Kisses from Nydia.

  20. I really should have read this *before* I had my meal!

  21. and Delicious, Delectable, Delightful and Distinctive! :-)


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.