I have been asked for this recipe by many because they say they dont know how to cook mince meat well. Well here are a few tips.. 1st the meat has to be fresh -if its too red or funny looking dont even buy it , its always best to have it minced in your presence. 2nd the onions have to be browned verry well if you want this lovely brown color. Adding a bit of tomato paste gives it a nice color and texture also. Well these are the guidelines…hope the recipe helps you and id love some feedback 🙂

INGREDIENTS for 4-6 people
500 grams minced meat
3 big brown onions chopped fine
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
2 bay leaf
1 tablespoon Nitu Didi garam masala powder
1 big pinch each Nitu Didi  cardamom powder n cinnamon powder
4-5 green chillies chopped fine
red chilli powder to taste
a pinch of Nitu Didi  turmeric powder2 big red tomatoes, chopped fine
a little tomato paste ( optional) i did not put
2 potatoes cubed
freshly chopped coriander leaves
6-8 tablespoons of oil
salt to taste

heat about 6-8 tablespoons of oil in a good pan and when heated put ur bay leaves and the chopped onions. let the onions brown well. when nearly browned add the ginger garlic paste and brown it all. then add ur minced meat and sautee mixing well so no lumps r formed. brown the meat well and then add the chopped tomatoes and the green chillies and all the spices. cook till tomatoes r mashed and then add the cubed potatoes and add some water and bring it to a boil till potatoes are cooked. u can also add some green peas if u wish.
the amount of water depends on the constitency u want , if u want it more like a curry add more water and if u want it dry add less. can also be used as a samosa filling. or filling for puff pastry.

1 cup of basmati rice , washed and soaked
1 small onion chpped fine
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
3 tablespoons of butter
4 pieces Nitu Didi cloves
1 small piece Nitu Didi cinnamon
2 Nitu Didi cardamoms, crushed
1 bay leaf
a few strands of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
a small pinch of Nitu Didi turmeric powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves
1.5 cups of water
heat the butter in a heavy bottomed pan or a pressure cooker and add all the whole spices and let them simmer for 15 seconds and then add the chopped onion and ginger. Sautee till transparent and then  add the rice and the water and salt. Add the saffron and the turmeric and let it cook till the water is absorbed and rice is cooked. Serve with main dish of your choice

To buy Nitu Didi saffron

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  1. Lata Pessumal says:

    Nitu…..I made this dish today for lunch. My family just loved it!!! Instead of potatoes, i added channa dal in the kheemo and on the saffron rice (which was a even bigger hit), i garnished with almonds and raisins. It was real yummy!!!!!!

  2. nituchugani says:

    Lata Pessumal..i am soo happy it was liked by your whole family 🙂 thank you for the feeback …lots of love

  3. eftychia says:

    It sounds very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

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