ACCOMPANIMENTS/ SNACKS/ STARTERS Keema and Alu bake – wholesome cutlets/cutlass (Mince and Potato bake) This is an incredible replica of one in every of our childhood favourites – Potato & Mince cutlets – in Kenya also called bateta champs or cutlass), however with fewer energy and a satisfying style. My cousin from Reading inherited her mum’s recipe and makes it (upon request) in any respect our gatherings, she has not solely perfected the recipe but additionally kindly shared it with me. INGREDIENTS Stage 1 2 lbs baking or Maris Piper (UK) potatoes (or some other potatoes which can be flaky when boiled) water to boil the potatoes 3 tbs butter 4 tbs milk 2.5 tsp salt Stage 2 2 lbs lamb/rooster/beef mince (lean) 5-6 inexperienced chillies crushed 1 tbs recent ginger paste 1 tbs recent garlic paste 1.5 tsp salt 1 tbs complete cumin 1 tsp purple chillie powder or purple chillie flakes 1 tbs bottled or recent lemon/lime juice fistful of freshly minimize inexperienced coriander 1 tbs good high quality garam masala 8 oz finely sliced purple/white onion 2 tbs melted butter/Olive oil for the ultimate stage INSTRUCTIONS 1 Peel the potatoes and minimize into two inch items, cowl with water till the potatoes are absolutely submerged, carry to a boil and carry on a simmer for 10-Quarter-hour or till potatoes are cooked by. (examine with a fork, if it goes by they’re performed). 2 Drain the potatoes, add the butter, milk and salt and mash the potatoes with a fork, or masher. 3 Add the mince to a bigpan, add the crushed inexperienced chillies, ginger, garlic, salt and complete cumin. 4 Mix and break up the mince because it begins to prepare dinner, add lemon juice and purple chillies, flip warmth to excessive and bhun keema till all liquids have dried out. 5 Switch on oven to GM 5-6/190C. 6 Cool the cooked mince (15mins), add the chopped onions, recent coriander and garam masala, style for salt and lemon, add extra if wanted. 7 Grease a big oven-proof dish with butter or olive oil (12 in x 10 in works greatest), put a two inch thick layer of mashed potato on the underside, unfold the cooked mince evenly over the mashed potatoes, cowl the mince with one other two inch layer of mashed potato. 8 Using a brush, unfold the melted butter/Olive oil excessive layer of potatoes, run a fork by to make a wavy sample over the floor and to make sure a crispy topping. Sprinkle with complete cumin (elective). 9 Place within the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or till golden brown on the highest. Carefully take away baking dish from the oven and serve.