Any meat dish is the center of table during this Holiday.A recap of some classic I had shared in past :
Hyderabadi Kachchi Lamb Biryani
Kheema Vegetable Sevia
Low fat Kofta Curry
Green Kababs(Shami Kabab style)
Mint Lamb Chops
Mutton Dopyaza(Lamb Onions)
Eid special this year is Cherry Tomatoes and Minced Lamb(Kheema Tamatar),a juicy spicy side dish that would leave any meat-lover asking for more.I know meat is the attraction of this recipe,but what makes it even more special is the garden fresh Cherry tomatoes.I had a whopping good cherry tomato harvest from the vegetable patch,almost 3 pounds!.I love to snack on them or just add on any entree or side dish towards the end of cooking process,for a juicy tangy touch to the recipe.
Recipe : Cherry Tomatoes and Minced Lamb(Kheema Tamatar)
1 pound Minced lamb\veal\Beef\goat(99.9% lean)
1/2 pound Cherry tomatoes
Handful of herbs(Fenugreek\Methi or cilantro or Mint)
1 small onion ,finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon hot chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon each of Garam Masala and Coriander Powder.
Whole spices 2 Cloves ,2 cardamom,1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon Extra virgin Olive oil or canola oil
1/4 teaspoon kalonji/black seeds.
3/4 teaspoon Salt
Marinate the minced meat ,mix with all the spice besides the whole spices,greens and oil and set aside for about 15 minutes.
Heat oil in pressure cooker or a saucepan.Add the chopped onions,whole spices and saute until golden brown. Add the marinated meat ,chopped herbs,black seeds,season with salt and stir until meat has no lumps. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover. Let cook for about 10-15 minutes in a pressure cooker or 30-40 minutes in a saucepan.Uncover and add the tomatoes,and cook just until tomatoes are slightly tender about 3-4 minutes.Garnish with more fresh herbs,serve with brown rice or whole grain flat bread(paratha\roti)
This is my entry for Mona's Bakrid Event