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Dam Ka Keema

Dam ka keema is one of my favourites in Pakistani home cooking. It is an ideal dish for all sort of parties, lunch or dinner & sehri/ suhoor in Ramadan. It is best served with plain paratha & rumaali roti but goes good with daal chaawal as well.

Try it & let me know how you go….

Ingredients

  • 1 kg mincemeat (mutton/ beef)
  • 6 medium sized onions, sliced
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tbspns ginger garlic & green chilli paste
  • 1.5 cup yogurt (a bit sour)
  • Coal, for tempering
  • 4 desi moti green chillies/ 2 Bengali green chillies
  • 4 tbspns coriander leaves
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 7 – 8 almonds
  • ¼ cup roasted chickpeas
  • 2 tbspns ginger juliennes
  • 1 lemon

SPICES

  • ½ tspn poppy seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspns red chilli flakes & powder (heapful)
  • 1 tspn turmeric (heapful)
  • 1 tbspn meat tenderizer (raw papaya paste)
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • 1 tbspn roasted and crushed cumin
  • 1 tspn black pepper
  • 1 tspn kasuri methi, ½ tspn nigella seeds & 2 tbspns pomegranate seeds (make powder together)
  • 1 tbspn Shan Bihari masala
  • Garam masala

FOR GARNISH

  • Ginger juliennes
  • Green chillies
  • Mint & coriander leaves (chopped)

METHOD

  • Heat oil and fry onions until they are golden & crispy but not dark. Take it out in a plate and leave the oil in the pan. Turn off the flame as we will be using the same oil to make the curry.
  • Combine fried onions, coriander, mint leaves, 1 green chilli, roasted chickpeas, poppy seed, almonds, yogurt and all the spices (except kasuri methi, nigella seeds, pomegranate seeds, garam masala & bay leaf) in blender and make a smooth paste.
  • Mix this smooth paste in mincemeat and keep it aside until needed.
  • Heat the same oil in the same pan (as it has the onion flavour) and fry bay leaf, ginger, garlic & green chilli paste until fragrant and a bit golden. Add the mincemeat mixture and start breaking it with the help of spatula.
  • Cook until it changes the colour.
  • Cover the pot and cook on low medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Now mix in the other spice mix which is kasuri methi, nigella seeds, pomegranate seeds and garam masala. Add ginger juliennes & squeeze a lemon as well and cook further until the oil comes out and the water evaporates.
  • Heat the coal on flame until it is fully lit, place an onion peel or a piece of aluminium foil on keema and place the burning coal on it. Drizzle some oil and cover it with the lid for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with green chillies, mint, ginger & coriander and serve hot with Rumali roti/ paratha or chapatti.