Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Keema Khara Masala/ Mince Fry

A very easy and quick yet a satisfying dish. It is  versatile as you can use it as is or fill up parthas, rolls, puff pastry or even sandwiches. Mix in an egg and you have got a wonderful breakfast. Choices are just endless. If  you make curries, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. Good quality of beef is important in this recipe as that is all you would be tasting. Salt and heat is always adjustable according to your personal taste.


Mince                                          2 lbs Lean
Onions                                         2 chopped
Garlic                                           6 cloves
Ginger                                          1.5 inch pc
Green chili                                     3 +3
Oil                                                 3-4 tbsp
Salt                                               1.5 tsp or to taste
Cinnamon stick                             2 inch pc
Black pepper corn                         1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds                             1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds                                  1 tsp
Coriander powder                         1 tsp
Red chili flakes                              1 tsp
Turmeric powder                           1/2 tsp
Almond powder/Almond butter      1 tbsp
Coriander leaves                            for garnish


  1. In a mortar and pestle, crush ginger, garlic, black pepper corns and three green chilies.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add onions, fry for a few mins till soft but don't brown them. 
  3. Add ginger/garlic, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin seeds, coriander powder+seeds and salt. Fry till spices are fragrant about a min or two.
  4. Add mince and break it into pieces with spoon quickly before it changes color.
  5. Fry mince in onion and spice mix till no moisture is left and no pink bits can be seen.
  6. Stir in the almond meal/ butter right before taking it off the heat.
  7. Sprinkle some chopped green chili, coriander and ginger for garnish and serve with chapati or paratha or boiled rice.

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