Place artichokes in pan add water and a pinch of salt. Boil
then simmer for 20 mins. Remove the artichokes but reserve water.
Arrange artichokes in an oven tray.
To make the filling: Fry onions and pine nuts in oil,
when soft add mince with salt, pepper and mixed spices. Fry
till mince is cooked. Spoon the mixture on top of artichoke
To make the sauce: Heat butter in deep pan and add flower.
Cook for a minute. Add the reserved water - a small quantity
at a time - and keep stirring over heat. It should take about
2 cups of water. Add the lemon juice, spices, salt & pepper.
Pour over the artichokes.
Bake in oven on moderate heat for 20 mins. Serve hot with rice.