Main Course

Indian Spiced Beef & Yoghurt-Lime Pickle Sauce

Indian Spiced Beef Skewers with Watercress Salad Quick Pickled Cucumber and Yoghurt Lime Pickle Sauce


  • ½ large tub of Clandeboye Natural Yoghurt
  • 2 TBSP Lime Pickle
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 TBSP Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pack watercress
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Fresh herbs – we used coriander and mint
  • ½ cucumber
  • 3 TBSP white wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP sugar

Made with Clandeboye Estate

Natural Yoghurt Large

Natural Yoghurt



  1. Put the mince in a bowl and add the garam masala and ginger (you could add a tsp of chilli powder, too, for more heat). Season well and set aside.
  2. Using a very sharp knife or a mandolin to shave the cucumber into strips – put in a small bowl.
  3. Mix the vinegar and sugar together and pour over the cucumber. Set aside Divide the mince into 8 equal size balls, shape into 8cm koftas.
  4. Thread each one onto a short wooden skewer. Heat some olive oil in a non-stick pan and gently fry – turning and browning on all sides
  5. Meanwhile, put a handful of watercress onto each plate. Add thinly sliced red onion and chopped herbs.
  6. Put the lime pickle on a side plate and cut up very finely using a knife and fork. Stir into the yoghurt.
  7. Serve the skewers on the watercress salad, lemon wedges, pickled cucumber and the yoghurt sauce. Add warmed flatbreads and/or rice.