Lucknowi Katte Masalay ka Kheema

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So this is my mom’s recipe and she was kind enough to share it with me 😉 Alhamdullilah.

Be aware that this recipe is for the brave heart only and is absolutely delicious if you like a bit of spice in your life. The reasons why this recipe is called Katte Masala (meaning cut up or broken spices is because the garam masala spices are used as whole or broken rather than in the powdered form).

Ingredients:
2 medium sized onions – Preferably in the same proportion of the Kheema you are using – Chopped
1 pound kheema (I used chicken) – Note this recipe can be made with chicken pieces or mutton pieces as well.
4-5 large pieces of dried red chillies
6-8 pieces of whole black pepper
2 pieces of the cinnamon stick
½ a piece of star anise
4 pieces of green cardamom (it is better to use the badi elaichi – the black cardamom, in which case use 2).
2-3 Bay leaves
¼ tsp of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp of cumin powder
1/2 tsp of coriander powder
1-1/2 tsp of ginger paste ( I don’t like pieces hence i use the paste for both ginger and garlic but it is preferred to use whole)
1-1/2 tsp of garlic paste
4-5 tbs of yogurt – whipped
1 tbs of fried onion – crushed
Oil as per discretion
Salt as per taste
Handful of cilantro leaves – chopped

Method:
In a heavy bottomed pan add the oil and the onions and start to fry on medium-high heat.
Add the whole spices separately in each quadrant and let it soak in for a minute before mixing the ingredients up.
Once the onions turn translucent add the kheema.

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Add the cumin and coriander powder to the kheema mix
Add the ginger and garlic paste to the kheema.
Water will start to leave the kheema and will be used to cook the dish so no more water will be added to this recipe.
Add salt and mix well.

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Whip up the yogurt and add it to semi cooked kheema mix.
Mix well and cover and set of medium heat for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile crush up the fried onions and set aside.

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Once the water is almost dried up add the crushed onions and mix well.
Add cilantro leaves in the very end when the water is almost gone.
Mix well and serve hot with roti or rice.

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Enjoy yummy deliciousness 🙂

If you don’t like whole spices you can use the same recipe with powdered spices the taste may vary a bit but I am sure it will still be delicious 🙂

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One thought on “Lucknowi Katte Masalay ka Kheema

  1. Falak says:

    Reblogged this on Desi Palate and commented:

    Just realized the recipe didn’t publish before. So here ya go!

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