Indian, Patties and burgers, Stew

Watermelon Curry with black lentil patties

This is a tasty dish with very interesting ingredients, flavorful lentil patties and a spicy and tasty watermelon curry. (I have to confess that I would never have come up with the idea myself to make a curry out of watermelon, so the recipe is inspired by a recipe in the “New Vegetarian Kitchen” by Nicola Graimes.)

Serves 4-5

Watermelon Curry

2 kg watermelon
1 red chilli
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp lime juice
0.5 dl chopped fresh mint
Oil for frying

Cut half of the watermelon in 2 cm large cubes. Blend the other half in a food processor into a purée. Fry chilli, ginger and garlic in a pan for about 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients to the curry except the lime juice and mint and let simmer about 10 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and mint and serve the curry with black lentil patties (recipe below).

Black lentil patties

230 g dried black lentils
1 onion
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 egg
0.5 dl flour
Oil for frying

Cook the lentils according to the instructions on the package. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Shape the batter into large patties and fry them in oil until they are browned on both sides.

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