Hara Masala Keema/ Tawa Keema

My Top favorite recipe…. Less spice more aroma, less cooking time more enjoying time, one of the easy and light desi dishes. Try and lemme know how you go!

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Ingredients

  • 500 gms beef/ mutton mince (chicken Maryland or thigh mince will work)
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 green chillies (sliced)
  • 5 tbspns oil
  • 50 gms butter

SPICES

  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves (crushed)
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn cracked coriander seeds

FOR HARA MASALA

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece of root ginger
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 cup mint leaves

FOR GARNISH

  • Few coriander leaves
  • Green chillies
  • 1 lemon (juice squeezed)

Procedure:

-Heat oil on tawa/ griddle/ flat pan and place the chunk of mincemeat. Break it into small pieces with the spoon while frying and add salt when the color changes.

-Add tomatoes while the mincemeat is still moist. Cook on low heat until the tomato is tender. Now add rest of the spices except coriander seeds and fenugreek.

-Coarsely crush all the herbs and roots in a mortar and pestle for hara masala (green masala).

-Add this crushed mixture in meat and stir. Mix and when the moisture evaporates (not completely), add butter, coriander seeds and fenugreek leaves.

-Garnish with some coriander leaves and green chillies. Drizzle some lemon juice and serve with roti.

Podeena Keema (Mincemeat with Mint Leaves)

Yum Yum Yummy sunday breakkie!

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Ingredients:

  • 500 gms Beef/ mutton mincemeat
  • 1 bunch chopped mint
  • 6 – 8 green chillies sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 onions sliced
  • Red chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tspn turmeric

Method:

-Heat oil and fry onion until they are crunchy brown.

-Take out half of them in a plate and add mincemeat, turmeric, salt and ginger garlic paste in the pot and cook until the water gets dry.

-Now add green chillies and red chilli flakes and fry cook for 5 minutes.

-Add lemon juice and mint leaves and cook covered for 5 minutes.

-Dish out and garnish with the fried onions we reserved in the beginning.

-Serve hot.

Chappali Tikkian

Side dish or main ………

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 500 gms beef mincemeat with fat
  • 2 red onion (chopped)
  • 6 green chillies (chopped)
  • Some coriander leaves (chopped)
  • Some mint leaves (optional) (chopped)
  • Some salt
  • 2 tbspns red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn methi leaves
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn kala namak
  • 2 tspns crushed ginger
  • 2 tspns crushed garlic
  • ½ tspn cumin powder
  • 1 tbspn crushed amardana (pomegranate seeds)
  • 2 tbspns cracked dry coriander
  • 2 eggs (scrambled lightly, half cooked, in small pieces)
  • 2 tspns corn powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

-Combine all the ingredients in bowl and mix well.

-Make 12 – 16 flat kebabs and fry in hot oil on medium heat. (2 minutes per side)

-Take them out and serve hot with mint chutney as a side dish or with parathas.

Chicken Koftay (Chicken Meatball Curry)

Out of this world Chicken Koftay ……. Try and fall in love 😉

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR CHICKEN MEATBALLS

  • ½ kg chicken mincemeat
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 – 6 green chillies
  • 1 tbspn garam flour (besan)
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tspn crushed garlic
  • A bunch of coriander
  • Salt
  • Red chilli flakes
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • Oil for shallow frying

FOR CURRY

  • 1 onion sliced
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Some salt and red chilli powder
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh green coriander
  • 4 sliced green chillies
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves
  • A pinch of carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 2 tbspns yogurt (whipped lightly with a fork)
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tspn crushed garlic

Procedure:

-In a food processor grind onion, green chillies and green coriander.

-Mix it with chicken mincemeat. Do not put chicken mince in the food processor. Mix it with your hands in a deep mixing bowl. Add the spices and mix well.

-Make small – medium sized meatballs and keep aside. I will make around 12 – 14 meatballs. Wet your hands if necessary.

-Heat oil to medium heat and half fry the meatballs. Do not overcook or full cook, we are frying them just to keep them in shape, we want meatballs to cook in the curry and absorb all the flavours.

-Now in a cooking pan, heat some oil and add cumin seeds and bay leaf. When it begins to splatter, add onion and fry until its golden brown. Add tomatoes and all the spices except garam masala and fenugreek leaves.

-Mix well and cook on low heat until the tomatoes are mixed and lose in texture.

-Add yogurt and mix.

-Add fried meatballs and cook covered on low heat for 20 minutes or until the oil comes up to the surface. Add coriander, green chillies, garam masala and fenugreek leaves, give a last stir and serve hot with tandoori rotis.

Easy Mincemeat Pasta Bake

Easy and fancy for busy chefs ……

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 500 gms mincemeat
  • 500 gms pasta (any bite size pasta, penne, macaroni,) + some salted boiling water to boil the pasta
  • 1 kg pasta sauce/ 2 cans Italian diced tomatoes + ½ kg chopped fresh tomatoes + your favourite herbs + some seasoning + ½ cup grated romano/ parmesan + 2 tbspns olive oil + 1 tspn minced garlic
  • 1 chopped brown onion
  • 1 chopped capsicum
  • 500 gms chopped button mushrooms

FOR TOPPING

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup cheddar
  • Some romano cheese
  • Some veggies if you like

Procedure:

-Heat oil in a pan and fry onion and minced garlic until it is translucent.

-Add mincemeat and break it into pieces. When it begins to change its color add canned tomatoes and chopped tomatoes along with everything mentioned in sauce contents otherwise use 1kg leggos/ passata/ dolmio pasta sauce.

-Let it cook for about 30 minutes if making your own sauce otherwise 15 minutes on low medium heat.

-Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes and then at the end add capsicum and remove the sauce from the flame.

-Add boiled pasta and toss. Put the entire thing in a rectangular pyrex baking dish and top it up with the cheese and veggies.

-Broil in a preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for 10 minutes or until the topping is hot, brown and bubbly. Take it out and serve.

 

Loki with Spicy Chicken Mincemeat

“Did you take your veggies?”
“No” 😦

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 500g chicken mincemeat/ any mincemeat (I used chicken for this recipe)
  • 1 loki deseeded and cut into cubes
  • 2 onion sliced
  • 3 chopped tomatoes
  • 4 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tspn minced garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Some salt
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala powder
  • 1 tbspn methi leaves
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 4 tbspns fresh coriander chopped

Procedure:

-Heat oil in a pan and roast cumin seeds. Add onion and fry until golden brown. Add ginger and garlic and fry for another 30 minutes. Now add chicken mince and break it into pieces with stir frying.

-Add all the spices except garam masala and methi leaves. Mix well and when the chicken gets white in colour, add winter melon (loki) and mix. Then add tomatoes and cook covered for 20 minutes on medium heat.

-When oil comes upto the surface of the curry add garam masala and methi leaves.

-Dish out, garnish with some green chillies and fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti and raita.

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