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Lamb “Dosa” Purses with Coconut Creme

These Whole30-friendly South Indian-inspired Lamb “Dosa” Purses with Coconut Creme are perfect for your paleo packed lunches!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gluten-free, packed lunch, paleo, Whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 491kcal


For the meatballs

  • 1 large sweet potato or two small sweet potatoes
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • ½ yellow onion cut in ¼-inch dice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

For the wraps

  • 30 Swiss chard leaves medium-sized is best
  • 1 package toothpicks

For the coconut creme


  • Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 2-inch (5 cm) squares; boil until done, about 15 minutes.
  • While they are boiling, add the remaining meatball ingredients to a bowl and preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C, or gas mark 7).
  • Drain the water and with a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes until they are still slightly lumpy but mostly mashed.
  • Add the potatoes to the lamb mixture and use your hands to mix well.
  • On a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, form little oblong balls–sort of like mini hot dogs.
  • Bake for about 7 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • While the meatballs are cooling, boil a large pot of water. Blanch the Swiss chard leaves for 2 to 3 minutes and remove to place in a bowl of ice water.
  • To roll, take 1 leaf of Swiss chard and dry it off. Remove the stem at the bottom. Place a meatball in the leaf and roll the bottom part up, then fold over the sides, tucking in as you go, and continue to roll until the meatball is covered with the leaf. Hold in place with a toothpick. Continue until the rest are rolled.
  • To make the crème, mix together all of the ingredients. The result is a refreshing, aromatic sauce. It’s also a terrific salad dressing, especially over roasted lamb and arugula.
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Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 34g | Fiber: 8g