toothsome mince


If mince can be toothsome, then this is your recipe.

2 medium onions
1/2 kg lean mince
3 fat garlics
2 hot red chillies, de-seeded
400g chopped tomatoes, from a can or analogue
2 hefty squirts of purée
a handful of raisins
a handful of coriander, very finely chopped, stalks included
350ml stock of your choice
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp (optional) caraway seed
2 tsp curry powder, the strength of which you can decide
1 small diced carrot
1 handful of frozen peas/soya beans/whatever takes your fancy but it needs to be green

Fry the onions in a splash of whatever oil is au courant. Add the garlic and chillies and fry a bit more. Then add the mince and break up into chunks and brown off. Add the tomatoes, stock and everything else except the peas and coriander. Cook for about 30 minutes on the hob until it looks edible. It should smell divine. About 10 minutes before you eat, chuck in the coriander and peas. Serve with steamed rice.