Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mutton Kheema/Meat Balls in Coconut Gravy

This is one of my favorite recipes. The combination of meatballs with coconut is droolworthy and goes with rice and roti/chapatis. It is something that my mom makes whenever I visit home. I love to steal the meat balls as they are getting steamed atop the vessel on which rice is cooked.

Ingredients (Serves 6) :
Difficulty : Medium

  1. 500g mutton minced
  2. 4 medium onions - finely chopped
  3. 3 medium tomatoes - finely chopped - preferably the country variety
  4. 20 curry leaves
  5. Salt to taste
  6. 10 tsp oil
To grind :
  1. 3 tbsp garlic paste
  2. 3 tbsp ginger paste
  3. 1/2 a small coconut scrapped - about 1 cup of coconut
  4. 2 tsp red chilli powder - this won't be spicy so adjust accordingly
  5. 1 tsp coriander powder
  6. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  7. Water as needed.
How I made it :
  1. Grind the ingredients under the "To grind" section with as sufficient water.
  2. Wash the mutton mince and drain all the water.
  3. Run the mutton mince once through the mixie once. Keep in the fridge.
  4. In a cooker, heat the oil.
  5. Fry the onions till golden brown.
  6. Add the ground paste and fry till the raw smell goes away. 
  7. Add 2tbsp of the fried masala to the mutton mince. Let the masala continue to fry.
  8. Add sufficient salt to the mutton mince and mix well.
  9. Make balls out of the mutton mince mixture and place on a microwave safe plate.
  10. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes.
  11. Turn the balls and microwave on high for another 1.5 minutes.
  12. When the fat separates from the masala, add tomatoes and curry leaves.
  13. Fry till fat separates. 
  14. Add the steamed meat balls.
  15. Adjust salt.
  16. Add enough water to get sufficient gravy.
  17. Pressure cook on high until 1 whistle.
  18. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
I served it with both rice and chapatis.