A classic North Indian non veg recipe using mincemeat (lamb) and fresh green peas, Keema Matar, is a popular dish in our home and among friends. It is a much requested dish for pot lucks. Mincemeat (lamb) works best though you could use chicken or beef in its place. I always make the curry with lamb aka keema
You can hardly call this a recipe since it more of a brunch or lunch idea that I often resort to especially during summers since its simple, quick and easy. Sometimes I use left overs of vegetable stir fries (especially okra or eggplant) as sandwich fillings and today, I wanted to finish the left over mutton kheema and what best way than make a sandwich with minimum preparation work. Absolutely impressive in taste, this simple comfort food certainly made my day.
Chicken Salna also called as Chicken Chalna is the best side dish with South Indian style Parotta and vegetable salna for the vegetarians. You will find most road side stalls located in busy market areas and along the highways in Tamil Nadu serving Parotta with Chicken Salna.
Today’s Meatball curry is an classic Anglo Indian food recipe that I learnt from my friend’s mother many years ago.
Vizag has a large Anglo Indian community and their contribution to our educational institutions is significant. Many Anglo Indians teachers taught me during my initial school going years and also have few close friends.
Along with Royallu Vepudu, I also made a quick, easy and flavorful Indo-Chinese style sweet and sour Prawns the other day and used the left overs to prepare Prawn Fried Rice. Fried rice is something that I make on days I am rushed for time. Fried rice being open to endless variations, I just throw together whatever few basic ingredients I have on hand for a quick, fuss-free, one pot meal.
There are endless variations to the chicken curry and today’s chicken curry is prepared with the same basic ingredients as any normal chicken curry, the only other major ingredient is cashewnut paste. The spice level of the curry is high due to the use of black pepper and chilli powder. But the blending of cashewnut paste with the spices offsets the spicy flavor of the curry and gives this dish its unmistakable, not-too-rich, subtly sweet, warm and spicy flavor.
Kaccha Kheema Kofta curry is prepared with minced meat or kheema that is blended with herbs like coriander and fresh mint leaves, Indian spices and made into small lemon sized balls which are cooked in a paste of fried onions, poppy seeds and dried coconut.