Monday, March 29, 2010

Kathy Gori rocks! and so does her Kheema


My blogging pal Kathy Gori posted this recipe. She is the queen of Indian food and man did she come through on this one! Of course anything with lamb is a good thing (especially because I have a boatload of lamb in the freezer) and this one did not disappoint. It is easy and now one of my new favorites.

So simple to make.


Since it was raining AGAIN we cooked these up on our griddle.


Would have love to do them on the grill but next time. I can't imagine them tasting any better than the did anyhow.


I made a simple raita to go with it.


and we were ready to eat!


I will post the recipe here but go check out Kathy's blog for amazing Indian food recipes!

Kheema (Lamb patties)

1/2 cup fine chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced ginger

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint.

1 lb of ground lamb


1. Mix Together
1/2 cup fine chopped onion

2. mix in 1 teaspoon minced ginger

3, Add 1 teaspoon ground coriander

4. Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

5. Add 1 teaspoon salt

6. Add 1/4 cup plain yogurt

7 Add 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

8. Finally toss in 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro and 1/4 finely chopped fresh mint.

9. Add 1 lb of ground lamb

10. Mix all of this together ..almost like you're making meatloaf, mix till it's smooth.

11. Place in in a covered bowl in the fridge to set a bit. Make sure you take it out 1/2 hour before you're going to cook it.

12. make patties of the meat and grill it...either in a pan or on the barbecue.

Kheema are good stuffed in pita bread or on a bun, molded like meatballs on skewers or as I mentioned before in chapatis or naan bread now that I think of it.


  1. Kathy is the queen of Indian food! Your lamb patties look and sound wonderful Janis. One of these days I'm going to have to try these.

  2. My best friend's mom makes amazing kheema and I invite myself over every time I know she is making it. :) I have no shame! This looks like a fantastic version! Bravo!

  3. These sound tasty! I love lamb in any form, but this is a flavorful way to enjoy it!