Mutton Kebabs & Kheema Matar – Two Dishes To Bring Cheer

Mutton kebabs. Pic: IANS/Chef Neeta Mehta.

Food takes on special significance during this period with families sheltering together. To bring some cheer in these trying times, Chef Neeta Mehta, Tata Sky cooking expert, shares these delectable recipes.

Mutton Kebabs

250 gm mutton mince (keema) – boiled

2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp jeera

2 tbsp pathar phool (earthy aroma)

4 onion – finely chopped,

1 green chilli – chopped

1 tbsp chopped ginger

1 tbsp chopped garlic

2 tbsp meat masala

1 tsp red chilli powder


1 egg

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp gram flour (besan) – dry roast on a tawa till fragrant-

1 tbsp butter

Garam masala

1/2 tsp elaichi powder


Heat oil in kadhai. Add jeera green cardamom seeds and pathar phool. Wait for a minute.

Add onions and green chilli, Add salt and fry on medium heat till golden brown.

Add ginger and garlic and stir for a minute on low heat till onions turn brown. Add meat masala and red chilli powder.

Add boiled mince Bhuno for 3-4 minutes till dry. Cool. .

Add egg and lemon juice. Transfer half to a mixer and grind to a paste in 2 batches. Remove from mixer to a bowl.

Add besan and butter to get a soft mixture. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to become firm. Make kebabs. Pan fry.

Minced meat and peas. Pic: IANS

Keema Matar

250 gm mutton mince (keema)

4 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)

2 green cardamoms (elaichi)

1 bay leaf (tej patta)

2 tbsp stone flower (pathar phool)

1 cup peas

3 onions – chopped

1 tsp chopped ginger

1 tbsp chopped garlic

2 green chillies – chopped

3 tomatoes – puree

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp dhania powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

10-15 mint leaves

2 tbsp chopped coriander

1 tsp meat masala or garam masala powder


Wash the mince in a strainer and fork it up.

Heat oil. Add jeera, elaichi, tej patta and pathar phool. Add ginger and garlic. Fry for 1 minute.

Add chopped onions, Fry till onions turn golden. Add green chillies. Add keema. Fry very well for 5 min till dry Add tomatoes and all masalas. Mix well till nicely done and oil separates

Add mint, coriander and peas.

Add meat masala or garam masala. Mix well. Add 1 cup water. Cook covered on low heat for 10-15 min till cooked.