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Tawa Keema/ Tawa Qeema

This recipe is my very own version of tawa keema. It is a very chat pata, masaledaar dish which can be made in minutes and loved by all. A very easy and rich recipe for you one dish girls party or just a casual dinner when you dont feel like cooking a time consuming dish.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 tbspns oil
  • 500 gms chicken/ lamb/ beef keema
  • A generous pinch of meat tenderizer (only if using beef or mutton)
  • 2 tbspns fried onions (crushed)
  • 1 tbspn ginger and garlic paste (fresh)
  • 2 tomatoes blanched, peeled and chopped fine
  • 3 tbspns green chillies (chopped fine)
  • Salt to taste
  • A generous pinch of chicken salt
  • 1 tspn Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn cracked coriander seeds
  • 1 tspn crushed roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn pan roasted anardana (crushed)
  • A pinch of cracked black pepper
  • A generous knob of butter
  • A pinch of methi leaves
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice

Method:

  1. Add a generous pinch of meat tenderizer to the mincemeat and mix. Keep aside for 30 minutes. If you are using chicken mince, eliminate this step.
  2. Heat oil on a tawa and fry ginger garlic paste and green chillies. Add the mince and stir fry. Break it into pieces while stir frying on medium heat. Add tomatoes and all the ingredients accept lemon juice, methi leaves, black pepper and butter and cook until the tomatoes are mushy.
  3. Add butter and stir fry until the food looks cooked and the oil starts separating. Add rest of the ingredients and give a quick last stir.
  4. Serve hot with roti.

Sindhi Biryani

Sindhi Biryani is one of the mos popular type of biryani in town after Bombay Biryani and Karachi Biryani & I like it the most as it is not very spicy and it is very aromatic. It is a special delicacy of Sindh Province, Pakistan and one of the popular dish in Pakistani home cooking as well ……. Try and fall in love with it ..

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups basmati rice
  • 2 kgs mutton chops
  • 4 big potatoes cut into thick wedges
  • 6 onions
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 250 gms yogurt
  • 4 bayleaves
  • 8 big cardamoms
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 tbspn peppercorns
  • 1 tspn cloves
  • 2 tbspns crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspn crushed garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbspns red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • Some mace and nutmeg
  • 8 dried plums soaked in warm water for 5 mins
  • 2 tbspns kewra essence
  • 1 bunch coriander chopped
  • 1 bunch mint leaves chopped
  • 4 pieces cinnamon
  • 1 tbspn heap full of garam masala
  • 3 lemons (cut into slices)
  • Some yellow food color
  • 1 cup oil

Procedure:

-Heat a cup of oil and fry onion until they are really golden and crunchy.

-Take them out in a plate for later use. ( reserve ¼ onion = 2 onions for later use)

-Turn off the flame and add all the spices except garam masala in the hot oil and let it splatter. Now add garlic and ginger and mix. Turn on the flame again and add meat.

-Stir fry meat and add salt.

-When the meat begins to get grey and a bit cooked add water and give it a boil.

-Meanwhile crush the larger portion of onion in mortar and pestle and mix the paste with yogurt. Mix in half of the chopped coriander and mint leaves and garam masala powder and add this to the boiling meat and let it cook on low heat for 30 – 35 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles and then add potatoes and cook on medium – high heat covered until the water evaporates, potatoes are tender and masala is formed. Now add soaked dried plums and mix.

-Boil rice to 3/4th strength and discard the starchy water or you can do what I do. Cook rice in rice cooker (very easy method).

-Now in a separate deep cooking pot lay a layer of rice then some sliced tomatoes, then half of the meat curry then some lemon slices some chopped coriander and mint leaves and then repeat the whole order of layering again putting coriander, mint and green chillies on the top. Drizzle some kewra essence and ome yellow food colour and cook covered on low heat for 5 minutes (if you have cooked rice in a rice cooker) and for 15 minutes (if rice are boiled in a vessel to 3/4th strength).

-Now gently mix the rice and curry layers and dish out.

-Garnish with some crunchy golden fried onion and serve hot.

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Keema Aalu Methi

If you are not in mood of just vegetables, add some mincemeat ……….

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Ingredients:

  • 500 gms mincemeat
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbspn garlic and ginger, crushed
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • ½ cup oil
  • 500 gms methi (fresh fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 large potatoes , peeled and diced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala powder

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry onion and ginger garlic until its golden red. Add mincemeat and stir, break and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the mincemeat changes its colour.

-Add methi, potatoes and all the spices. Stir and cook until the water dries. Add tomatoes and yogurt and cook covered on medium heat for 20 minutes or until the oil hoose out.

-Serve hot with raita, salad and rotis.

Muthi Kabab

Another variation of Seekh Kabab …..

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Ingredients:

  • 700 g beef mince (20% fat 80% meat)
  • 2 medium sized onion
  • 4 – 8 green chillies
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbspn ginger
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tomato deseeded and chopped fine
  • ½ bunch of fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 2 tspn gram flour (pan roasted)
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

-In an electric chopper, chop onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies together. Take this mixture in your hand (little by little) and squeeze access water and keep it aside.

-In a deep mixing bowl, put mincemeat and add all the spices, onion mixture, chopped tomatoes and coriander. Add egg and mix with your hands. Mix, mix and mix until well combined.

-Keep aside for 10 minutes.

-Now take a handful of this mixture and give them oval like shape, like seekh kabab but without whole.

-Fill a skillet with oil to 5cm.

-Fry the kababs and serve hot with tamarind sauce or podina raita.

Afghani Kabab

A very easy and tasty appetizer ……….

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Ingredients:

  • ½ kg beef mincemeat
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspns ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1 tomato cut into cubes
  • 1 green capsicum cut into cubes
  • Some ghee

Procedure:

-Chop beef and onion in chopper.

-Now add all the spices and mix. On skewers screw mincemeat, onion, tomato and capsicum.

-Grill.

-Serve hot with mint sauce and naan.

Keema Chaamp

Keema Chaamp is my favourite dish ……..

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Ingredients:

  • ½ kg mutton chops
  • ½ kg mincemeat
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • ½ cup oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Garam Masala
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 pc. Black cardamom
  • 1 pc. Cinnamon

FOR GARNISHING

  • Some chopped coriander
  • Some chopped green chillies
  • Some ginger julienne

Procedure:

PRESSURE COOKER COOKING:

-In a pressure cooker, combine meat, chops, water, onion, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste. Pressure cook for 20 minutes or 2 whistles until the meat is tender.

-Carefully remove the pressure lid and cook on high heat until the water is dried.

-Add oil, tomatoes and spices and stir cook on medium heat.

-Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with some fresh coriander, ginger julienne and green chillies. Serve hot with homemade chapattis.

NORMAL PAN COOKING:

-In a pan boil the meat with onion, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger garlic paste until the meat is tender and the water is dried.

-Add oil, tomatoes and spices and stir cook on medium heat.

-Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with some fresh coriander, ginger julienne and green chillies. Serve hot with homemade chapattis.

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