Meat Mash

This is an amazing meat base you can prepare and store on your fridge. Saves a lot of time over the week as you get your meals ready.

You Need:

  • 1 Kg Boneless Meat.
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste.
  • A teaspoon of turmeric.
  • Salt as per taste.

Get any red meat. You can choose a lean cut as well. Do not let the butcher mess it up. Get large pieces and using a sharp knife cut across the grain. Try and keep the fibers less than a centimeter in length.

Wash the meat after cutting in the pressure cooker itself. Then drain the water but don’t squeeze the meat. The amount of water left in the cooker is enough.

Massage in some ginger garlic paste, salt and turmeric.

Pressure cook for one whistle. Then let it simmer for at least 30 mins.

Open the cooker only after it has completely cooled. Cook on high heat to dry it up. Using a strong spoon mash it completely.

Store in a dry container in the fridge. You can freeze it for longer but once thawed do not freeze again.

Dill, Carrots and Mutton

You need:

  • An onion
  • 250 gms of mutton
  • 1 teaspoon of Ginger and garlic paste
  • Turmeric and red chilli powder
  • Carrots
  • Dill leaves

First step is to cook the mutton in a pressure cooker. So saute onions till translucent, add the ginger and garlic paste. When the raw smell is gone add the meat. After the meat turns into a white walker season with salt, turmeric and red chilli order. A cup of water. Pressure cook till it’s done.

Open the cooker add the finely chopped dill leaves and carrots peices. Pressure cook once again for only five mins. Open and reduce the consistency till very less water remains.

The sweetness of carrots with the distinct taste of dill leaves makes this an amazing accompaniment for Rotis.

Mutton, Potato, Tomato

A simple and quick dish that goes great with both rice and roti.

You need:

  • Grind up three dry red chilies, cumin and coriander seeds. Keep aside.
  • Three or four very finely sliced onions.
  • Two tablespoons of tomato paste.
  • One large potato.
  • 300 gms of mutton with bone.
  • 100 gms of thick and beaten curd.
  • Star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon. As per your preference.
  • Turmeric powder, one teaspoon.
  • Salt as per taste.

Melt a tablespoon of butter in about 50 ml of cooking oil. Fry the star anise, cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick. Then fry the onions till they become a almost brown but not quite dark brown. Season with salt and turmeric.

Add the meat and mix well till the meat turns white. Add the ground up spices and the tomato paste. Mix well and cook for about five minutes. Take off the heat and add the curd. Mix till no lumps are visible and return to heat. Add a little water if you want.

Pressure cook for two whistles.

Open after pressure is dissipated. Add potato pieces and pressure cook for one whistle and let it simmer with the weight on for about five mins.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot.

Potato and Kheema Cutlets

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Boil and mash about 750 gms of Potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Add 3 chopped green chilies and lots of coriander. Add soaked and squeezed out 2 slices of white bread and 2 tablespoons of corn flour. Knead it into a soft and well mixed ball.

In another pan prepare mutton kheema. To do this first heat oil, saute some onions till translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell is gone. Add minced meat and cook till its color changes to white. Add salt, chilly powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder. Add about a 50 ml of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles on high. Open and dry it up. Ad dry as you can.

Make a flat disc of the potato dough and keep kheema in the center. Cover with another disc and seal it well. Chill it for about 10 mins in the fridge.

 

Heat oil and shallow fry on medium heat.

Serve with anything. It goes well with everything.

Mutton with Pumpkin

I avoid both rice and roti as part of my attempt towards a Keto diet. So cooking a vegetable with a protein is my preferred style.

Add salt, turmeric, red chilly powder and ginger garlic paste and a little water to mutton. Pressure cook on high till one whistle. Then let it simmer on low heat for about 15 mins.

Heat oil. Carefully add the mutton pieces to the hot oil. Be careful and avoid getting any water from the mutton into the oil. It will still sputter and extreme caution is highly recommended. Once the sputtering dies down, add the remaining water from the cooker and also about 100 ml of tomato puree. Check and add salt if needed. Cook on high heat till oil separates.

At this point your basic mutton curry is ready and you can serve it with roti or rice.

But we will add in a chopped pumpkin. Cover and cook for 15 mins or till the pumpkin softened.

Enjoy your keto lunch.

Lima Beans with Mutton

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When I go shopping I revert into the old hunter gatherer state of mind and get very excited as soon as I find something interesting. Spotted a couple of packets of freshly peeled Lima beans in a supermarket. There was no price printed on them and so I took 2 out of the 3 bags kept there. The girl at the billing counter read the bar code and said its five rupees for a packet. I asked to re-confirm because I was honestly shocked at the low price. lima-beans-4

Got them home and decided to make them into lunch for the next day.

Washed them by soaking in water for a couple of minutes.

Meanwhile sauteed onions till they got soft and mellow. Added mutton after some ginger garlic paste. Seasoned with chilly powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Added tomato puree and salt. Then pressure cooked for a whistle on high and simmered for 10 mins.

Once pressure had dissipated opened the cooker and added the beans. Once more whistle and the dish is ready.

Lamb Chops

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Lamb Chops

The other day I fried some chicken. When I removed the pieces from the oil, I added some finely diced onions. Then stored these semi fried onions and oil.

Today rubbed that very fragrant oil+onion+masala mix on Lamb Chops and let it sit for about half an hour.

Then grilled them on a stove for a couple of mins. Then laid them into an oven pan for 30 mins at 190 degrees (Celsius).

Juicy mutton that leaves you smacking your lips.

You can replace the rub with just plain oil, onion powder and masala powders.