-Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala. When it begins to sizzle add ginger garlic paste and fry until its golden brown. Now add tomatoes, salt, red chilli and turmeric and cook on medium heat.
-When tomatoes are a bit soggy, add cauliflower and cook for some time. Then add peas and mix. Cover the top of the pan with the lid and let it cook on medium low heat for about 15 minutes. Take off the lid, add rest of the spices, give it a stir and cook uncovered on high heat with constant stirring.
-When the water is evaporated, dish out, garnish with green chillies and coriander.
My favorite recipe of Koftay (meatballs) ……. Try it and let me know how you go with it!
500 gms beef/ mutton/ chicken mincemeat
2 medium sized onion
5 – 7 green chillies
½ bunch fresh coriander
1 tbspn chopped mint leaves
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn fenugreek leaves
Some red chilli flakes
1 tbspn crushed ginger
1 tbspn crushed garlic
1 tspn butter/ ghee
1 cup oil
2 medium sliced onions
3 tomatoes chopped
4 green chillies
1 tbspns ginger garlic paste
Some red chilli flakes
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn coriander powder
1 tspn cumin seeds
2 tbspns yogurt
A pinch of cardamom seeds
4 tbspns chopped coriander leaves
-In a chopper, chop onion and green chillies. Add mincemeat and chop once again. Take it out in a bowl. Add egg and all the spices along with ginger and garlic. Mix and make small meatballs (about 16).
-Heat oil in frying pan and fry the meatballs. When the meatballs are cooked from outside but raw from inside take them out on a plate.
-Heat oil and fry onion. When onion gets translucent, add ginger garlic paste and fry. When onion gets golden brown add tomatoes and all the spices except cardamom seeds and garam masala.
-Cook on low heat until the tomatoes are mixed. Add water if required and make masala. Add yogurt and ¼ cup water and mix. Give it a simmer and add fried meatballs. Add garam masala, green chillies, coriander leaves and cardamom seeds and cook covered on medium low heat until the oil starts to separate.
-Don’t stir or mix after adding meatballs, just carefully swirl the cooking pot.
Quarter Pounder with Cheese is McDonalds trademark burger. Sometimes you don’t feel like going out just for a burger so here is the recipe for that lazy lousy time …….
2 sesame buns (divided) (toasted or steamed) (TOASTED: on griddle/ hot grill or hot frying pan and STEAMED: in microwave for 25 secs per bun)
8 dill cucumber slices (when you search for gherkins or pickles in a grocery store, you mostly get sweet spiced pickles, they are NOT the ones we are looking for. On the same shelf you can find dill cucumbers (whole cucumbers). That’s what we are looking for over here)
1 brown onion sliced
Some mustard sauce
4 processed cheese slices (we don’t get orange colour cheese in Australia; maybe in US u can but there is no such difference in the taste of orange cheese and normal cheese. You can use Krafts or any other famous brand)
250 gms beef mince (processed without any seasoning in a food processor)
Some salt and pepper
-For meat patties, process beef mince in food processor and then on a baking sheet/ parchment paper/ butter paper/ baking paper/ wax sheet put 2 balls of this meat and with oiled hands spread and make round patties a little bit bigger than your bun in diameter because mincemeat have tendency to shrink when cooked/ grilled.
-Freeze them for 30 minutes.
-Heat your non-stick grill and cook the meat. Season each side with salt and pepper and grill each side for 1 minute.
-Make sure your burger is dressed when the meat is ready to enjoy hot and fresh burger.
-Bun have two parts, the head part with sesame seed is the “crown” and the bottom base part is the “heal” . Now on the heal put one slice of cheese and on the crown drizzle some tomato ketchup and some mustard sauce, place some onion, 4 pickles (per burger) and then another slice of cheese.
-Now place the fresh hot meat patty rite from the grill onto your cheese slice on the heal and cover with the crown. So the sequence is burger heal (base), cheese slice, meat, cheese slice, onion, pickles, mustard, ketchup and top of the bun (crown).