Minced Meat with Mint and Coriander

Watching cookery and travel shows is far more soothing and comforting that watching the news. I admit I do enjoy a few popular hit Hindi soaps, but a program on Travel & Living (now TLC) and Food Food is any day a favourite choice.

Food shows are so much more enjoyable as you get to learn so many new things about food, eating out and different cuisines of the world! This is one such recipe that I learnt from ‘Sanjeev Kapoor’s Kitchen’, on Food Food, the popular television channel dedicated to food lovers like me.

I found this recipe to be quite easy, unique and a refreshing one to serve the family or guests.


I] Hara Masala (Green Curry Paste)

  • Ginger – 1 and ½ inch
  • Garlic – 10 – 12 nos
  • Coriander leaves – 1 bunch
  • Green chillies – 3 nos.

III] For the main dish

  • Mince mutton (Kheema) – 450 gms
  • Salt to taste
  • Onions – 3 medium size, finely chopped
  • Mint leaves – ½ cup finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves – ½ cup finely chopped
  • Coriander powder – 1 and ½ tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Cardamom – 4 nos.
  • Cloves – 4-5 nos.
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 whole
  • Boiled egg – 1 sliced.


  1. Blend all the ingredients in part I in a blender to create the paste for Hara Masala.
  2. Heat oil in a wok and add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds and the chopped onions. Sauté for a few minutes until onions change colour.
  3. Now add 450 gms of the mince mutton kheema and cook well.
  4. Add salt to taste and a little water and cook until the meat turns pink.
  5. Add the coriander powder and cook well.
  6. Transfer the Hara Masala with a little water in the mince meat mixture and cook.
  7. Mix well and cover on low flame until done.
  8. Add a little water if required.
  9. Now add the finely chopped coriander and mint leaves, garam masala powder and black pepper powder and mix well.
  10. Add juice of one lemon and serve hot garnished with boiled egg wedges.

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