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Lucknowi Katte Masalay ka Kheema – Minced meat with whole spices

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

Desi Palate


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).

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…

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Easy Kebabs


I haven’t had my ginger/garlic paste in my house for a few weeks now and I am suffering (okay it’s not that bad) but I really wanted to eat some kebabs and didn’t have all the ingredients I needed. So I decided to use Mustard sauce instead of ginger/garlic paste and the results were absolutely amazing. It was so easy and delicious that I had to share.

I even made impromptu butter chicken without ginger/garlic paste the recipe shall follow soon (I do have many packeted ingredients for life saving emergencies lol).

1 pound minced chicken (kheema)
1-cup Panko breadcrumbs
½ cup Fried onions
1 tbs Southwest spicy mustard
1 finely chopped green chilly
1 tbs Bihari kebab spice mix (You can use any kebab mix you have or like)
½ tsp Red chili powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
¼ tsp Cumin powder
¼ tsp Coriander powder
Salt as per taste

Mix all the ingredients and set aside for ½ an hour.
Roll the meat mixture into desired shape.
Shallow fry till brown on both sides.

Serve hot.

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Chicken Burgers



3 pounds minced chicken – Makes around 7 – 8 patties.
¼ cup fried onions
1 egg (beaten)
1 tbs sour cream
3 ½ tsp Red chili powder (or as desired)
2 ½ tsp Turmeric powder (or as desired)
2 – 2 ½ tsp Cumin powder
2- 2 ½ tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp dried Parsley flakes
Salt as per taste
Black Pepper to taste (if desired)
Olive oil cooking spray

Mix all the ingredients except the Olive oil and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Make large patties.
Spray the grill with olive oil and cook the patties on medium to low flame for 15 -20 minutes on each side.


Recipe modified from Vahrehvah Chef:

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