Here's a recipe for another of Mumbai's delicious street food 'Kheema Pav'. My father would often take me to eat at 'Olympia Coffee House' located at Colaba, Mumbai. whenever I went with him to his workplace. I still go there with him sometimes just because its irresistible! (You also get a really delicious caramel custard you'd want to try if you decide to go to visit Olympia Coffee House, which I advice you should, because they serve delicious food, TRUST ME!). Anyway Kheema pav was also a breakfast favourite in our house after all you are supposed to have breakfast like a king. So here's the recipe, I have added dill to this recipe just for a little fresh twist to the flavour.
Mutton kheema (minced meat) (1/4 kg)
Shepu bhaji (Dill leaves) (1 bowl)
Onion (1 big) (diced)
Tomato (1 big) (diced)
Green chilli (4) (centrally slit)
Coriander 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Ginger garlic paste (1 tbsp)
Garam masala powder (1/2 tsp)
Turmeric powder (1/4 tsp)
Red chilli powder (1 tbsp) (you may add more or less according to how spicy you want it)
Water 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Oil (1 big spoon or 5 tbsp)
- Wash the minced meat well and set aside.
- Heat the oil in a wok and add onion and sauté till the onion turns a nice brown colour.
- Add the tomato paste, ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder and mix well.
- Cook well for 2 mins. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, green chillies, coriander and salt.
- Cook well till the oil starts separating and the raw smell of the masala's goes away.
- Add the minced meat to this and mix well.
- Add half a cup of water and give it a nice stir again.
- Cover the lid and cook well for 10 mins or until the meat is almost cooked.
- At this point add the dill leaves (shepu bhaji) and mix well. Cover the lid again and cook for another 5 mins.
- Before you turn off the flame make sure to check that both the meat and dill leaves are thoroughly cooked, if not than cook until its done.
- To serve, Make a central slit in a pav and fill the kheema in along with some onion rings. Squeeze a little bit of lemon juice and ta-da!! enjoy:)