Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shami (Kashmiri Recipe)

These are minced ground meat cooked in yogurt gravy....usually mutton mince is used...i used beef mince,since beef is generally available meat here in US....


For kofta:

Ground Meat - 1/2 lb
Oil - 1 tbsp
Hing (asafoetida) - 1/8 tsp
Fennel pd - 1/2 tsp
Ginger pd - 1/2 tsp
Black Cardamon pd - 1/4 tsp
Green Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - a pinch(will give softness to kofta)

For gravy:

Oil/Ghee - 1 tbsp
Black cardamom - 1
Green Cardamom - 3
Cinnamon stick - 1 "
Cloves - 3
Bay leaf - 1
Ginger pd - 3/4 tsp
Fennel pd - 3/4 tsp
Yogurt (beaten well)- 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves(optional) - 2 tbsp


Making Koftas:

Mix all ingredients list under kofta in blender to form a fine paste .And make small long thin koftas(dip hands in water so koftas won't stick to your hand).Keep this aside.

Making Gravy:

  1. Take a pan and heat ghee, crush all the whole spices in a mortar and pestle and add this to Ghee and fry till aroma is released. 
  2. Then add 1 cup of water.
  3. Then add Ginger and Fennel pd,cook well.
  4. When it boils rapidly, then add koftas one by one .
  5.  Cook for 15 min and then keep it in low flame and let it cook for 20 min.
  6. Add salt as needed. 
  7. Switch off flame and let it cool.
  8. Then add  tempered yogurt - (tempering: add hot sauce to the yogurt spoon by spoon to bring yogurt to temperature equal to sauce then add it to the sauce).
  9. Then switch on flame in low and let it simmer till the gravy thickens.
  10. Garnish with coriander leaves And serve hot. 

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