Eid-ul-Adha Special :Cherry Tomatoes and Minced Lamb(Kheema Tamatar)

Happy Eid-ul-Adha!!

Any meat dish is the center of table during this Holiday.A recap of some classic I had shared in past :
Lamb Biryani
Hyderabadi Kachchi Lamb Biryani
Kheema Vegetable Sevia
Kofta Pulao
Low fat Kofta Curry
Lamb Kabouli
Green Kababs(Shami Kabab style)
Spinach Lamb
Hyderabadi Haleem
Mint Lamb Chops
Mutton Dopyaza(Lamb Onions)

Tomato Bredie

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)
Serves 4
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
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,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


That looks delicious! Happa Eid-Ul-Adha!


Priya Suresh said…
Irresistible kheema tamatar, makes me hungry..Happy Eid Mubarak Yas..
Unknown said…
Now this is wonderful, never has anything like it myself but the flavors jump off the page.
Elpi said…
Although tomatoes aren't my favorite, still, you made it look tasty! :)
Lena Jayadev said…
happy bakrid Yasmeen.. :)
this looks super delicious with stunning snaps
Unknown said…
Ead Mubarak Yasmeen Kheema loos so tempting...
nazarina said…
Eid Mubarak to you Yasmeen, I wish I was there at your table, the Kheema looks gorgeous. I am all alone today, nobody took off from work! I would rather be there with you enjoying the kheema!
Yours Truly said…
eid mubarak yasmeen, the dish looks great!
Blue Pearl said…
Dear Darling, عيدكم مبارك

Lots of love:)
elpi said…
Ohhh...any one of these is sure to warm you to the soul! I could totally go for some tender, warm, shreddy lamb...mouthwatering over here.
Dinetonite said…
Wow this recipe sounds delicious (and looks it). i am so glad to see you’re back into posting yummy recipes!
Mona said…
Yasmeen, jazakallahu khair for your entry. The kheema tamatar looks fantastic.
Tennis Guy said…
This is My favorite Tomatoes
found this through the zaiqa roundup. i tried it with regular cherry tomato and then later with the desi ones that you get in hyd, the ones that are just right for rasam and sambar but the small, just ripe ones, and i let myself be a little more generous on the mint, cliantro and coriander powder as well as salt. turned out neat both times. great one.