Monday, October 17, 2011


  1. Basmati rice-1 cup
  2. Keema(minced meat,beef or mutton)-200 gms
  3. Cardamom- 2 nos
  4. Bay leaves- 1 no
  5. Cloves- 3 nos
  6. Star anise- 1 no
  7. Ginger crushed- 11/2 tsp
  8. Garlic crushed- 1 /2 tsp
  9. Green chili (chopped)- 1 no
  10. Onion (sliced finely)- 1 large
  11. Kashmiri chili powder- 1/2 to 1 tbsp
  12. Coriander powder-1/2 tbsp
  13. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  14. Garam masala-1/2 tsp
  15. Pepper powder-1/4 to 1/2 tsp(optional)
  16. Coriander leaves (chopped)- 1/4 cup
  17. Mint leaves(chopped)-1/4 cup
  18. Salt - to taste
  19. Oil /Ghee
  20. Water-2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups

To garnish
  1. Onion sliced finely- 1 no
  2. Cashew nuts and raisins- few
  3. Oil/Ghee


  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan and fry sliced onion, cashew  nuts and raisins (to garnish) separately until it turns brown and keep aside.
  • Heat oil/ghee in a pan add cardamom,bay leaves,cloves and star anise and saute till fragrant.
  • Now add ginger ,garlic and green chili and saute for a few seconds.Add  sliced onion and saute till it is caramelized.
  • Add minced meat  and mix well.
  • When the meat is half done add chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder, garam masala,pepper powder and salt to taste.Mix until combined.
  • Now add half of the fried onions,coriander and mint leaves and cook until meat is done.
  • Add rice and pour water,add salt to taste.Cover and cook till done.
  • Garnish with fried onions ,cashew nuts ,raisins and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with raitha.
Sending this to Kerala kitchen event hosted by Khushi of A girl's diary

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