Savoury Mince Stuffed in Pastry Cases (Katchori) Recipe

Savoury mince flavoured with fresh onions, coriander, mint and spices is stuffed into pastry casing (Katchories). The Katchories are deep fried till golden brown.

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 5 cups plain white flour
  • 1 cup brown flour
  • 250g margarine or butter
  • Cold water

For the filling

  • 500g lamb mince, rinsed and drained from excess water
  • 1 1/2 onions,  finely diced
  • 1 cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/2 a cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 heaped teaspoons of ginger and garlic paste
  • 3-4 green chillies, finely diced
  • Oil
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2 sprigs curry leaf
  • 2 sprigs spring onion, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste

Method

For the stuffing

  1. In a large non stick pan add enough oil to cover the base of the pan.
  2. Heat the oil on a medium heat setting.
  3. Stir in 1/2 of the diced onion, 1 sprig of curry leaf, 1 sprig of spring onion, bayleaf, cinnamon stick and black cardamom.
  4. Simmer the mixture until the onions have turned a golden brown color.
  5. Stir in 2 green chilies, 1/2 the quantity of chopped mint, ginger and garlic paste.
  6. Simmer for a few seconds.
  7. Add in the mince, curry leaf, spring onion and salt.
  8. Allow the mince to cook through until brown.
  9. Remove the mince mixture from the stove top.
  10. Stir in the remainder of the chopped onion, mint,green chilies and coriander.
  11. Mix well to ensure that the ingredients are evenly distributed.

For the dough

  1. In a large bowl combine the white flour and brown flour together.
  2. Add in the butter or margarine.
  3. Mix the ingredients well until it forms a breadcrumb texture.
  4. Stir in enough water to form a soft dough.
  5. Roll the dough into many medium sized discs.
  6. Fold 1/2 of the disc over to form a semi circular shape.
  7. Add in the filling.
  8. Twist and seal the ends of the pastry.
  9. To form the seal mixture for the pastry, mix 1/2 a cup of flour and enough water to form a sticky paste.
  10. Deep fry the mince Katchori in oil till golden brown.