Egg with minced lamb

Comedian Shazia Mirza shares her recipe for eggs wrapped in minced lamb in a tomato curry sauce
Egg with minced lamb
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


<strong>For the curry sauce</strong>

  • 250 ml olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp root ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200 g tinned tomatoes

For the minced meat

  • 300 g minced lamb
  • red chilli powder, to taste
  • garam masala, to taste
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 6 boiled eggs, peeled


1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until browned. Add the cayenne pepper, coriander, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, tomatoes and 150ml water. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, add the red chilli powder, garam masala, cinnamon, salt and pepper, to taste, to the minced lamb in a bowl and mix well.

3. Halve the 6 boiled eggs lengthways and cover with the spiced minced meat you can rub a little water on the eggs to enable the meat to stick to the eggs.

4. Add 500ml of water to the curry sauce and let it boil for a couple of minutes; then reduce the heat and add the covered eggs. Simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Serve with chapattis, naan bread, pitta bread or rice.

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