Mince (Kheema) Pilau

2lb lamb mince
2-3 onions
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
Whole spiced; cumin, cinnamon and cardamon.

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


Mince Lasagna


1 lbs mince
680ml pasta sauce
1 large onion
Whole cumin
Crushed ginger and garlic
Green chilli to taste
1tbs cumin and coriander powder
Veggie seasoning (clubhouse)
1 cup water

1. On a medium heat – braise onions in olive oil with whole cumin in a pot for 5 minutes. Then add the ginger and garlic along with the cumin and coriander powder.
2. Add two large spoons of pasta sauce to the pot and mix. Then throw in washed and drained mince. Mix and let it brown.
3. Add chopped green peppers, mushrooms and any other veggies you may like but not too many as there should be more meat.
4. Once mince is cooked, add the rest of the pasta sauce. Add two tbs of veggie seasoning and simmer on low to medium heat until it’s bright red.
5. Then add chopped mint leaves and coriander.
6. Now arrange your lasagna sheets and mixture and bake.


Enjoy x

Love from Shahina Bhayat