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Thursday, 1 September 2011
Cauliflower and Minced Meat ...Recipe
500gm Minced Lamb
1 medium cauliflower
1-2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 onions, grated or pulsed in a blender
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2-3 tomatoes, blanched & pureed
1/2 cup peas
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
1 tbsp cream (optional) and finely chopped cilantro for garnish
Separate cauliflower into small florets. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add cauliflower and saute for 8-10 minutes. Continue sauteeing until the florets turn golden brown. Set aside.
Heat oil and add bay leaf and cumin seeds. When seeds sizzle, add grated onion. Stir for a few minutes then add ginger garlic paste. Continue stirring until onions lose moisture completely and don’t smell raw. Now add the lamb mince & stirr for 10-15 mnts.
Reduce heat and add tomato puree. Mix well. Add chilli powder and peas. Season to taste.
When gravy starts to simmer, add cauliflower. Cook for 10 minutes on moderate heat to reduce sauce. Add garam masala and mix well. Garnish with cilantro and top with cream if preferred. Serve hot with naan or paratha.