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Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Recipe for Minced Meat Curry-Indian Style


Hello all you beautiful people out there.

How are you all?? It's been a long time since I posted anything! Sorry for that! :(

Well, I thought of sharing a recipe with you today. It's a recipe for Minced Meat Curry-Indian Style 

Minced Meat Curry (Indian Style)

Ingredients:

  1. Minced Meat - 1.5 Pounds (I used Goat meat and my meat was hand chopped. I don't know why but my mom prefers Hand Chopped Mince
  2. Sliced Onions - 3 Medium Sized
  3. Red Chili Powder - 1.5 Teaspoons (You could also use 4 Dried Red Chilis-I prefer Dried Chili to Chili Power)
  4. Garam Masala Powder - 3 Teaspoons (You could use the ready made versions that are available in the market or you could refer to this link for the recipe http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.in/2011/06/recipe-for-perfect-indian-garam-masala.html)
  5. Turmeric Powder - 0.5 Teaspoon
  6. Yogurt - Half a Cup ( I know, I use weird measures, Sorry!)
  7. Coriander Seed Powder - 1 Teaspoon, Dry Roasted
  8. Ginger Paste - 2 Teaspoons
  9. Garlic Paste - 2 Teaspoons
  10. Tomato Ketchup - 3 Teaspoons
  11. Salt - To taste
  12. Cooking Oil - 5 Tablespoons
  13. Frozen Peas - Half a Cup, Blanched in Hot water for 5 Minutes
  14. Meat Tenderizer - Optional
Method:

  1. The first step is to Caramelize the Onions. Heat the oil in a Deep Dish/Wok. I used a Traditional Indian Cooking pot made of Hindalium. Here's a sneak peek.
  2. Fry the Sliced Onions. When they turn Golden Brown, drain them and put them on a cool plate. Turn off the stove. Let the oil stay in the pot. We'll use this to cook our Minced meat. Let the caramelized onions cool down for 10 minutes. (I don't know why the onion doesn't look golden enough in this picture. Bad lighting I guess!)
  3. Grind together the following ingredients to make a fine paste-
    Caramelized Onions
    Yogurt
    Turmeric Powder
    Red Chili Powder/Dried Chili
    Garam Masala Powder (2 Teaspoons)
    Coriander Powder
    Ginger Paste (1.5 Teaspoons)
    Garlic Paste (1.5 Teaspoons)
    Add some water to make a fine paste
  4. Heat the oil again (The same oil that was used to fry the onions). Add this paste and saute well for about 5-7 Minutes. Keep stirring. Soon you'll see the oil separating from the Paste.
  5. By this time the paste is almost cooked. Add the Minced meat and the Peas.
  6. Add some salt. Do not add any water at this stage as the meat will shed some of its own. Stir well and cover.
  7. You could use some Meat Tenderizer if required. One of the best Meat Tenderizers is Raw Papaya (Both the skin and pulp). It is so good, people swear by it and of course it's natural and healthy. I did not use any tenderizer in this recipe but you could use one. The meat takes lesser time to cook and becomes softer.
  8. So now basically at this point of time you just need to let the meat cook. Cook it covered. Stir it occasionally. As I said earlier, the meat will shed some of its own liquid. Keep stirring from time to time and let it cook while covered.
  9. When the meat is almost cooked, sprinkle 1 Teaspoon of Garam Masala, Half a Teaspoon of Ginger paste, Half a Teaspoon of Garlic Paste, add 3 Teaspoons of Tomato Ketchup and stir well. If the meat is dry, add some water, stir and let it cook. If there is too much liquid in the meat, let it cook without the lid, it will dry off.
  10. When the minced meat is cooked, turn off the stove and serve hot. Garnish with Caramelized Onions and/or Chopped Coriander Leaves and/or Curry Leaves.
Well, I hope you guys try this recipe out and like it.



See you, Love you all!


Alia
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm back!

Flying through the skies like a bird free.
A new new life with new hope awaits me.
Gone are the dark, cloudy skies,
Its a whole new world for a whole new me.

Hello, all my lovely followers, how have you all been?

I know you all must be wondering where I had disappeared. Actually, I got divorced in July. It was a very difficult time for me, hence I kept a low profile all these months.

My parents and brother bore the brunt of my tantrums and my manager allowed me to work from home which really helped  maintain my sanity. :) Also, I ate a lot of home cooked food (Thanks to my mom), gorged on Ice cream and most importantly, Prayed a lot. I'm so much better now, Alhamdulillah!

I'll be posting regularly now. A lot of them will be my mom's recipes :) I'll also be posting poems and craft tutes.

Missed you all!

Alia



Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm Sorry I've been away!

Hello all my lovely followers!

How are you all? Long time, eh? How are you all doing?

First of all I would like to apologize for being away from my blog for so long! I'm so so sorry! Actually, I am going through a very rough phase and I'm trying to gather myself up again...I need your prayers please!

I'll write about my problem when the time is right, till then, please remember me in your prayers and thank you for being so patient with me!

Love you all!

Alia

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Trip to the Veggie Market and a Recipe for Masala Garbanzos


Hi all you lovely people out there!

Guess what? I've come to stay with my Mommy dear, not feeling very well so Mommy's making sure she pampers me to the core! :p

I went to the Local Vegetable Market with my mom and her friend. The sight of fresh Veggies and Fruits all around was so refreshing! :)

Fresh Lady Finger/Okra

Coconuts
Fresh Spinach
  
Onions

Potatoes
Radish

Cauliflower


Chillies

Peppers

Indian Cucumbers

Carrots
Bananas

Sprouted Beans

Anyways, I want to share a Quick recipe with you all. Hope you all like it!

Masala Garbanzos

Ingredients:
Garbanzos, 1 Cup (You can use them straight from the can or just boil Chickpeas)
Onions, 2, finely sliced
Tomato, 1, finely chopped
Ginger Paste, 1/2 Tsp
Garlic Paste, 1 Tsp
Boiled Potato, 1 Medium, Peeled and Cubed
Coriander Leaves/Cilantro, 2 Tsp, Chopped
Oil
Salt

Method:
1) Heat some oil in a sauce pan or a wok.
2) Saute some oil in it till it becomes tender.
3) Add the Ginger Paste, Garlic Paste, Chopped tomatoes and Potatoes. Saute for another 5 minutes.
4) Add the Garbanzos (Boiled Chickpeas) and stir well.
5) Cook for a few minutes and Garnish with Coriander Leaves!
6) Serve Hot.
Enjoy!


Well, all you guys have fun and I'm gonna enjoy my time with my Mom!

Love u all!

Alia

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