Eat like an athlete recipe for 6 people, takes only 40 mins; recipe has white bread, onion, butter, garlic clove, minced beef, madras curry paste, mixed herb, clove, allspice, mango chutney, sultana, bay leaf, milk and large egg.



Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Eat like an athlete


Prep time

30 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Onion: 2 onions, chopped
  • Milk: 300ml full-cream milk
  • White Bread: 2 slices white bread
  • Butter: 25g butter
  • Mango Chutney: 2 tbsp peach or mango chutney
  • Bay Leaf: 6 bay leaves
  • Sultana: 3 tbsp sultana
  • Allspice: 5 allspice berries
  • Large Egg: 2 large eggs
  • Clove: 3 cloves
  • Madras Curry Paste: 2 tbsp Madras curry paste
  • Minced Beef: 1kg packet lean minced beef
  • Mixed Herb: 1 tsp dried mixed herbs


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Pour cold water over the bread and set aside to soak.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onions in the butter, stirring regularly for 10 mins until they are soft and starting to colour. Add the garlic and beef and stir well, crushing the mince into fine grains until it changes colour. Stir in the curry paste, herbs, spices, chutney, sultanas and 2 of the bay leaves with 1 tsp salt and plenty of ground black pepper.
  3. Cover and simmer for 10 mins. Squeeze the water from the bread, then beat into the meat mixture until well blended. Tip into an oval ovenproof dish (23 x 33cm and about 5-6cm deep). Press the mixture down well and smooth the top. You can make this and chill 1 day ahead.
  4. For the topping, beat the milk and eggs with seasoning, then pour over the meat. Top with the remaining bay leaves and bake for 35-40 mins until the topping is set and starting to turn golden.