AKA Miriyalapodi/Milagu Khiama
Yet another dish from Granny's creation. Kheema(mince)can be made with any meat you prefer. It is so versatile that just changing the spices and combinations can result in a great new taste each time. Kheema can be cooked with a combination of different vegetables. Mom sometimes use to add potatoes to it..Mutton Kheema with potatoes used to be an amazing dish. One famous dish in North India is Matar kheema where minced meat is cooked it with green peas. Another interesting recipe is when Ridge Gourd(Birakaya) is added to kheema curry. Hope to blog all these kheema dishes soon. For now sharing Pepper Kheema which I frequent in my kitchen. A must dish back home for new moms who are nursing their babies. Usually kheema was cooked at home with red chilly powder to spice it up. I learnt from granny to replace chilly powder with black pepper powder to cut the heat and to give a totally different flavour to kheema curry. Miss granny whenever I cook this Pepper kheema.
1 lb - Minced or Ground Meat/Kheema of either Beef or Mutton
1 Tbsp - Oil
2 Big Size Onions, sliced
2 Green chillies
6-8 Curry leaves
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
1Tbsp Ginger Garlic paste
1/2 tsp of Garam Masala powder(Home made)
1Tbsp Black Pepper powder
Salt to taste
Finely chopped Coriander
Wash Kheema several times to remove any excess fat and blood. Keep aside
Heat oil in a kadai/wide pan.
Add onion, green chillies, curry leaves one by one and cook till onions are translucent.
Add tumeric powder and fry 2 seconds.
Add ginger garlic paste and keep mixing so that it doesn't stick to edges.
Now add the washed, cleaned kheema and salt.
Add garam masala powder
Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or till the kheema changes color, stirring occasionally.
Now add the crushed pepper powder to the kheema curry and cook till the kheema is fully done.
Sprinkle some water if it is too dry while the kheema is cooking.
Once the kheema is cooked and leaves oils add coriander and remove from heat.
Serve with plain rice, rasam Parupu Rasam,or sambar.