Meat Dishes

Mince (Kheema) Pilau

Ingredients:
2lb lamb mince
2-3 onions
Oil
Cumin powder
Coriander powder
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Turmeric powder
Crushed ginger & garlic
3 fresh tomatoes
Fresh coriander
Fresh green chillies to taste
1/2 tub plain yogurt
Garden peas
Diced peppers and mix veg (optional)
Fried potatoes
Ready fried onions
Eggs (boiled)
Whole cumin
4-5 cups rice
Saffron
Whole spiced; cumin, cinnamon and cardamon.

Method:
1. Fry the onions till slightly brown. Then add the whole spiced and fry for a minute.
2. Now add the mince and cook till water burns out. Add the spiced and garden peas and let it cook for a little while.
3.  Then add chopped fresh tomatoes. Lower the heat and let the mixture cook till its dry. Thereafter put aside to cool and once cool add yogurt and chopped coriander.
4. Boil the rice with whole cumin and salt. Boil eggs and fry chopped potatoes separately.
5. Once rice is cooked layer the mince mixture and rice like how you would with biryani. First spread rice at the bottom of a pot, sprinkle with saffron water and fried onions, spread the mince mixture, place eggs and potatoes, sprinkle some fried onions on top. Repeat to create a second layer. Spoon some butter on top of the rice. Create holes in your layered mixture with a big spoon and sprinkle inside fried onions and chopped fresh coriander.  Cover the pot with a lid and cook on the hob until steam comes out. Then put in the oven for about an hour.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

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Sindhi Biryani

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Ingredients:
1/2 leg/shoulder of lamb
3 big onions (diced)
Few cinnamon sticks
3-4 cloves
3-4 whole black pepper
3-4 cardamon pods
1 tbsp whole cumin
Big pinch fenugreen leaves (fresh/dry)
4-5 tbsp crushed ginger and garlic
1 tbsp green chilies
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp tumeric powder
2 tbsp coriander & cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
Salt to taste
Oil
700g passata jar
1pk Shaan Sindhi Biryani mix
Half a bunch fresh coriander chopped
4 large potatoes
5 eggs
4-5 cups of rice
Ready fried onions
Clarified butter (ghee)
Pinch of saffron
1 cup milk

Method:
1. In a pan cook meat off with half the garlic, ginger, some salt & tumeric powder. Cook till water from meat burns off.
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2. In another pan fry onions in oil till golden then add whole spices & methi. Cook till onions are brown.
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3. Then add the rest of the garlic, ginger, chilies, salt, coriander and cumin powder as well as the shan masala packet. Cook for a minute then add the passata.
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4. Now leave to cook till oil bubbles appear on top. Then add garam masala.
5. Mix the meat into this masala and leave to one side.
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6. In a big pan boil water till its boiling then add plenty of salt and the soaked rice. Cook it till its nearly cooked. Drain and leave to one side.
7. Separately fry the potatoes and boil the eggs.
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8. Now place some foil at the bottom of your pot, add ghee, some rice, fried onions, potatoes, the meat and masala, chopped coriander in this order and then repeat for a second layer.
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9. Bring some milk to boil with some ghee and saffron. Then pour over biryani.
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10. Pour couple of mugs of water over the biryani and then cover with foil then the pot lid. Cook on the cooker for 5 mins till steam starts to come from the pot then place in the oven for around and 1hr 45mins.
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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Beef Steak

Ingredients:
5 beef steaks (T-bone are best)
1/4 cup oil
1 tbsp dry garlic chips
2 tbsp crushed pepper corns (black/ red)
1 tbsp crushed ginger
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1/3 cup soya sauce
1/2 cup bbq sauce
Green chillies
Salt to taste (remember soya sauce is salty)

Method:
1. In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients.
2. Then smother and massage one steak at a time with the marinate until each steak is equally covered. Let it marinate over night in the fridge.
3. Once ready to cook at 380 F cover with foil for 40-50 minutes. Turn over each steak after 20 minutes.

Enjoy x

Sahina Bhayat

Lamb Chops & Gravy

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Ingredients for chops:
1lb chops
2 tsp crushed garlic & ginger
2 tsp cumin & coriander powder
2 tsp tandoori powder
1 tsp piri powder
oil
salt and pepper

Method for Chops:
1. Marinate the chops in all the above ingredients.
2. Shallow fry for 2-3 mins on each side to seal the flavour.
3. Then place the chops in a baking tray and cover with foil. Cook in the oven for one hour at 180°C.

Gravy Ingredients:
Oil from frying the chops
1 OXO vegetable stock cube
Red chilli flakes
1 cup water
Cornflour
Salt & pepper to taste

Gravy Method:
1. Add all the ingredients together and blend using a electric blender.

Serve with potatoes and vegetables.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zaynab Kalang

Meat Kalyo/Curry

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Ingredients:
Oil
Two large onions
Whole spices: cinnamon, cloves, cumin, peppercorns, cardamon
3lb lamb
Salt to taste
Crushed ginger and garlic
5 whole chillies
5 fresh tomatoes
3 potatoes (peeled and cut into halves/quarters)
1 tsp tumeric
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tso Patak’s tikka paste
2 tbsp yogurt (optional)
1 tbsp cream
Boiled eggs
Chopped coriander for garnishing

Method:
1. Fry onions with whole cumin till brown.
2. Add the lamb pieces to the onion with about 3tbsp water the crushed ginger and garlic, salt and whole chillies.
3. Cover and leave on low heat for about an hour. Stir in every so often as bits will stick to bottom of the pot.
4. Chop the fresh tomatoes and potatoes and add to meat. Cover and leave for half another hour.
5. Add the dry spices to the meat and onion mix. Stir well and allow to cook for a while until oil bubbles appear on top of the curry.

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6. Add boiled eggs and garnish with fresh coriander. 

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Mariam Kika

Sticky Lamb Ribs

Ingredients:
1.5 kg lamb ribs
80 ml orange juice
15 ml soy sauce
30 ml honey
60 ml tomato sauce
15 ml oil
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 2. Cut the ribs into smaller pieces. Marinate the ribs in all the ingredients for at least 30 mins preferably overnight.
3. Spoon the ribs and marinade into a large roasting tin and cover with foil. Bake for about 30 minutes.
4. Then remove the foil and bake until the ribs are done and sticky. Be sure to turn the ribs so they brown evenly and baste occasionally with marinade. Serve with chips/mash potatoes.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Nihari

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 pound meat/chicken.
1/2cup oil
1 tbsp crushed garlic and ginger
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch of critic acid
Couple of drops of lemon juice
1 medium finely chopped onion
2-3 level tbsp plain flour
1/4 -1/2 pk Shan Nihari curry mix pk (use less if want a milder taste)

Method:
1. Fry onions in a pot using oil till golden.  Then add meat and all the above ingredients except the flour.
2. Them add 2pints of boiling water and let it simmer till meat is cooked. Meat can be cooked in a pressure cooker before hand.
3. Dissolve flour in 3 cups of water and mix till there are no lumps.
3. Gradually pour this into the pot and stir as you pour.
4. Simmer the nihari for 39 minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander. Serve with buns, fried onions and sliced lemon.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Roasted Lamb/Ribs

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Ingredients:
4lbs lamb or ribs
Oil
3tsp cumin and coriander powder (mixed)
3tsp cumin powder
1tsp whole cumin
Salt to taste
1tsp black pepper
4-6tsp crushed garlic&ginger
4tsp tandoori powder
Juice of one lemon
Chilli flakes to taste
1-2tsp red chilli powder
2tsp of fresh chilli and coriander blend.

Method:
1. Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade.
2. Knife the meat. Smother the marinade all over the lamb/ribs and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for a few days.
3. Place in a roasting tray and drizzle with oil and cover with foil.
4. Cook in a preheated oven at approx 180°c (gas mark 6) for a few hours depending on size of meat.
5. Keep adding a bit of boiling water to the tray as needed.
6. Once cooked serve with garlic mushrooms, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Zeynab Kalang

Brown Rice

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Ingredients:
1 & 1/2 lbs meat or 1 whole chicken
2 &1/2 cups rice
3-4 cups water
1/2 cup butter
1 & 1/2 Onions
Crushed ginger and garlic
Red chilli powder
2 whole green chilies,
Whole cumin
Bay leaves
Cardamon pods
1& 1/2 handfuls whole masala mix
Salt

Method:
1. Boil meat with masala mix, ginger and garlic and 1 chopped onion.
2. Soak 1 & 1/2 tsp whole jeeru, 2 fresh green chillies, 2 bay leaves, 2 big cardamon pods and a pinch of whole pepper on the side in some water.
3. Once meat is cooked sieve out the masala mix and leave the water as stock for the rice later. Put the meat aside also.
4. Wash the rice and leave to soak in cold water.
5. Meanwhile slice the rest of the onions thickly and cook in melted butter in a pot until brown.
6. Sieve and add the soaked whole jeera and accompanying spices to the onions (from step 2) discarding of the water. Put the lid on the pot and let it sizzle for two minutes.
7. Then add the meat, red chillies, green chillies, salt and 2tbsp ginger and garlic.
8. Once it is brown add the stock from the meat according to the rice (2:1 ratio in cups) and salt to taste. Stir once and let it cook on low heat till rice is cooked.

Note:
When cooking with chicken cook the chicken with the onions (at step 5). Boil water with the masala mix separately to create the stock for the rice.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Hajra Bhayat