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List of ingredients for Basal mahchi (Stuffed onions)

* 6 large Onions, peeled and left whole with roots intact
* 175 g Minced Lamb
* 25 g chopped Almonds
* 25 g Raisins
* 1 teaspoon Salt
* ½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
* 110 g Breadcrumbs
* 3 tablespoons Parsley, finely chopped
* 25 g Butter
* 300 ml Yogurt
* 1 large Egg

* Bring the Onions to the Boil in a large saucepan, reduce the heat and them Simmer for 10-12 minutes.
* Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
* Carefully slice ½ cm from each root end and using an Apple corer, hollow out the centre until the outer layers about 1 cm thick.
* Chop the removed Onion layers and place in a large bowl with the Lamb, Almonds, Raisins, Salt, Pepper, Breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons of the Parsley. Mix well.
* Fill the Onions with the mixture and place them a a greased ovenproof dish.
* Dot the Onions with the Butter and Bake for 1 hour at 180 C (350 F - gas 4).
* Mix the Egg with the Yogurt thoroughly and pour over the Onions.
* Continue Baking for a further 10 minutes, then garnish with the remaining Parsley.


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