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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” 😦

Ayesha's Kitchen

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.

Achari Keema

Good one 😉

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg beef mince
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 onion sliced
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn crushed anar dana
  • 1 tbspns methi leaves
  • 1 tbspn fennel seeds
  • 1 tspn aamchoor
  • 1 tspn nigella seeds
  • 4 – 5 curry leaves
  • 2 dried round chillies
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry ginger and curry leaves until golden brown. Add onion and fry until golden brown. Add mincemeat. Cook and break it into small pieces.

-Add all the spices and mix.

-Cook on medium heat until the water evaporates.

-Now add yogurt and cook on low heat.

-When the oil comes up to the surface garnish with some coriander and chillies and serve hot.

Keema Mattar

🙂

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 750 gms mincemeat (beef/ chicken/ mutton)
  • 2 onion sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 4 green chillies
  • 2 cups fresh peas
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tbspns crushed ginger
  • Some coriander leaves for garnishing

SPICES:

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 – 4 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns
  • Some salt
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • Some red chilli
  • 1 tspn nigella seeds (kalaunji)
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn methi leaves
  • 1 big cardamom

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry onion, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and ginger until everything is golden brown. Now add tomatoes and mix until they tend to lose the stiffness.

-Now add mincemeat and cook until it starts changing its colour. Break into in to small pieces with the wooden stirring spoon.

-Now add all the spices except methi leaves and yogurt and cook covered for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add peas and stir. Cook covered for further 20 minutes on low medium heat or until the oil comes up.

-Now add methi leaves, coriander and green chillies and serve.

Aalu Keema Mattar Biryani

When you are not in the mood of picking bones and want some veggies in your meal …….

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups rice (soaked for 15 mins)
  • Some water to boil rice
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 2 large onion chopped
  • 1 cup oil
  • 750 gms beef/ chicken/ lamb/ goat mincemeat
  • 1 cup fresh peas
  • 2 large potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbspn fresh crushed ginger
  • 4 tbspns yogurt
  • Few drops of kewra essence
  • Few lemon slices
  • Some fresh coriander
  • Some yellow food color
  • Some fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 4 green chillies

MASALA

  • Salt to taste
  •  1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • Few dry plums
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 2 big black cardamoms
  • 4 – 6 green cardamoms
  • 7 – 8 cloves
  • 1 tbspn peppercorns
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Salt
  • Red chilli flakes/ red chilli to taste
  • 1 tspn turmeric

FOR TARKA

  • 1 onion sliced
  • Few curry leaves
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ cup oil

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry whole garam masala. When it begins to sizzle add ginger paste and onion and fry until its golden brown. Add mincemeat and cook until it starts changing its colour. Add tomatoes and 2 tbspns of yogurt and all the spices along with dried plums. Cook for 5 mins and then add potatoes and peas and cook covered for 20 minutes.

-Boil rice to 3/4th strength.

-Now in a non-stick deep pan lay a layer of yogurt, then rice, then mincemeat, again rice and then coriander, mint, lemon slices, yellow food color and kewra essence.

-Now in a frying pan heat oil and fry tarka onion and curry leaves. When onion gets golden brown add red chillies and spread this tarka all over the top of biryani.

-Cook covered for 5 minutes on low heat and serve hot with raita and salad.