In the second episode of The Mini Truck, we have Bollywood's sweetheart, Imran Khan.
The self-claimed cook will have you floored with his knife skills, cooking techniques and a lot more. Also, find out life and kitchen hacks from your favourite tinsel town star while he sets the kitchen on fire (not literally) with his impressive knack for cooking.
Watch Mini and Imran as they decide on a cuisine, talk about family recipes, and shake hands on a bet, only on The Mini Truck.
Recipe 1: Tabbouleh with Raisins, Pistachios and Cracked Pepper
250 g bulgur wheat
1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
75 g green raisins
125 ml extra-virgin olive oil
50 ml lemon juice
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
50g pistachio nuts, chopped
50 g stoned black olives, chopped
Place the bulgur wheat in a bowl and ad plenty of cold water. Set aside the bulgar wheat to soak for 30 minutes then drain off any remaining water.
Mix the bulgar wheat with the red onion, herbs, raisins, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and spices, stirring well until all the ingredients are evenly blended. Allow the bulgar wheat to cool and then chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator for the flavour to develop fully.
Remove the salad from the refrigerator and then allow returning to room temperature. Stir in the nuts and the stoned black olives, making sure that they are evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve at once.
Recipe 2: Gyro Meatballs & Herbed Yogurt Dip
Ingredients for Gyro Meatballs:
500 gms ground lamb
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons fresh marjoram
½ teaspoon fresh thyme
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, ground
½ teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
⅓ cup breadcrumbs
3 Tablespoons oil for frying
1 cup full fat creamy yogurt (hung overnight)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
½ lemon juice
zest of ½ lemon
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 Tablespoon minced parsley
1 Tablespoon minced mint
½ teaspoon sal
Instructions/Method for the yoghurt dip
Mix the yogurt, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, garlic, mint, parsley, salt and pepper until well blended.
Refrigerate until ready to use.
Method for Gyros Meatballs:
Take the onion and garlic and blend in a food processor.
Add the marjoram, thyme, rosemary, cumin, salt, pepper and bread crumbs and pulse until they are all mixed together.
Add the ground lamb to a large bowl and mix in the beaten egg and bread crumb mixture.
Mix well and then form into meatballs.
Add the olive oil to a large frying pan and heat to medium high.
Add the meatballs and brown on all sides.
continue cooking on the stove top, covering the dish for a bit.