QEEMAY KI KHICHRRI WITH KHURDI Ingredients Half a kilogramme of mince meat A teaspoon of chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder Two teaspoons of ginger and garlic paste Six tablespoons of ghee or oil Two onions Two hard boiled eggs A little of all spices Salt A cup of moong daal A cup of rice Two onions Half a kilogramme of chicken 1 seer milk Four glasses of water One green chilli A few mint leaves A teaspoon of flour A tablespoon of hara masala Method – wash the meat and drain it well. Chop onions. Heat ghee and fry onions to a light brown colour. Then add chilli powder, hara masala, turmeric, salt and all the spices including the water and cook until mince is tender and the water dries up. Add the chopped boiled eggs. Wash the rice and daal and soak for 15 minutes in pan. Put water to boil. Add rice and daal with the salt. When done, remove from fire and put aside. In another pan, fry the onion until brown. Add all spices and then pour over the khichrri. When serving, put a layer of khichrri with a thin layer of qeema. Make several layers like this. Take the pan and put in oven for about 10 minutes. Boil the chicken in hara masala and salt with about four to five glasses of water. When done, keep aside in another pan. Fry the onion and chilli. Add this to stock and then add milk, mint leaves and a teaspoon of flour and keep on stirring until it boils. Serve with qeema khichrri. BOHRA MASALA POTATOES Ingredients Four potatoes One and half teaspoon of red chilli powder Half a teaspoon of cumin seeds Two tablespoons of crushed coconuts Four green chillies Six to eight garlic cloves One and a half teaspoon of salt A teaspoon of tamarind pulp Four tablespoons of oil A few curry leaves Fresh coriander for garnishing Method – grind the crushed coconut, green chillies, garlic, cumin seeds, red chilli powder and tamarind pulp into a fine masala or paste. Heat oil in a pan. Put the grinded paste in it. Add a little water, salt and curry leaves. Cook until water dries. Add the boiled potatoes. Stir so that all the potatoes are coated with the masala. Cover and cook on a very low flame for about two minutes. Take out in a dish. Garnish with fresh coriander. CHICKEN CRUST PIE Ingredients Two cups of flour Two eggs Salt Two to three tablespoons of margarine Baking powder Half a kilogramme of boneless chicken Peri peri sauce Mushroom Chicken tikka masala Garlic paste Soya sauce Assorted vegetables Method -marinate the chicken in all seasonings. Then leave it for about an hour. Fry the chicken and add vegetables and mushroom later. Also prepare white sauce with milk corn flour, Knorr cubes and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over chicken and vegetable mushroom mixture. Keep this mixture in a baking dish and cover with the flattened dough in the same way you make chappati. You can also make a design with your thumb or finger on the dough. Bake in oven until crust is golden brown. Published in Daily Times, January 18th 2018.