Friday, March 8, 2013


First of all I apologize for my long absence from the blog world . And I must say , I am delighted that none of you have deleted me from , your blog followers list.  Thank you ! I must say , without your support over last 3 years , I would have vanished from the food blog world. It has been a great experience , to learn from you,  many dishes . Most of the dishes, I learnt from you, I wont be able to cook in my life time , so what ?few I will be able to at least ...
No humorous preamble this time because I am emotional now. So lets get down to cooking business.
The recipe comes from the book  by Maharaja of Sailana, and i have made bit variations within permissible limits . It is my elder daughter's favorite dish and cooked for her . She just arrived from Mumbai.

1. Mutton fine keema 500 gms 
2. Green chili 250 grams ( use the hottest to medium to low heat ones, your choice) 
3. Onion , thinly slice 150 gms 
4. onion chunks , 1 inch , 100 gms 
5. Garlic 50 gms ( about 3 pods and not 3 cloves) , KEEP WHOLE CLOVES. DO NOT CHOP.
6. Cumin seeded 11/2 tsp.
7, Curd . 120 gms 
8. Ghee 200 ml ( 180 gms) 
9. Turneric 4 level tsp ( dont reduce or add 6 tsp) 
10. Lemon juice 30 ml
11. Coriander leaves , chopped fine 2 tbsp, heaped 
12. Salt to taste 
Main ingredients , (Keema in yogurt, cumin, turmeric and salt), sliced onion and green chili, garlic

De-seeded chili,, onion chunks, garlic cloves ( whole ) 

* Slit the green chilis , de-seed and cut to 1/2 inch pieces.
* Mix smooth, curd, Turmeric, cumin seeds, salt 
* add the keema to the mix and mix thoroughly, keep aside 
*  Heat ghee in a heavy bottom vessel and add the sliced onion. Fry to golden brown and immediately add the Keema mix.
* Mix thoroughly with heating.
* Fry for 5 minutes and add about 3 to 4 cups of water ( 450 to 600 ml)
* Cover and Boil for 10 minutes ( 1/2 cooked) 
* Add the green chili, garlic and onion chunks 
Green chili, onion chunk and garlic whole cloves added 

* Continue boiling , till the water evaporates out and ghee separates.
* Add lemon juice and coriander , mix.
* switch off burner 
Dish is ready
Devour with rice, roti or Paratha and if you dont have any of these , eat straight and finish it off 


Use soya granules , the quantity after soaking will be equal to 500 gms mutton keema. I wont be able to say how much dry granule it is . Ask our great Sangeeta Khanna 


Priya said...

Quite a droolworthy dish, and absolutely new for me too,makes me hungry even after my dinner.

Shri said...

Perfect Ushnishda!

Gouri Guha said...

Love keema preparations, and , worth a thought for the appetite is increasing. Nice one, and here once again after a long long gap.
Hope you are doing fine and always a pleasure to read your posting.
Keep smiling:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so yum... and must be spicy too...

Arti said...

I will try out the Veg variation!!
Its so good to see you back Ushnish Da, I always miss your posts and also your comments on my own blog!!
Have a lovely day :)

Padmajha PJ said...

HI Ushnish, Glad to see you back. Hope everything is fine there :).Have a great week ahead...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Excellent dish with mutton keema. Absolutely delicious and fingerlicking good. Amra aro aro notun recipe chai Ushnish da.

Malar Gandhi said...

We can actually welcome each other after a long back:)

The recipe sounds and looks super delish...that's so nice of you to give veggie options too.

Its hard to find mutton here, and keema is simply out of the question:(

And, thanks for becoming my 'First - Subscriber'...means so much:):)

Until people are used to my new-website, I have to spam their comments section...pardon me:)

Rumana Ambrin said...

This recipe is real treat and I love the dish...

Akila said...

Makes me hungry now... Looks really delicious...
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Sapana Behl said...

Wow you have such a nice blog! I just started following you and it w'd be highly encouraging if you may follow mine too !

Soma Pradhan said...

Wow so many chilis...Must be really spicy and hot

nayana said...

the dish looks amazing , and with so many chillies would be hot and spicy...loved the recipe

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Dear Ushnishji,
Back to your foodelicious page after a long gap. You always have such simple yet delectable home-cooked recipes.
Kheema is such a scrumptious meal on its own..I am lucky to have found a butcher who supplies mutton rather than the usual down under lamb mince.
Will try your recipe soon.
Thanks for sharing.