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Dhabhe da Keema

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Dhabhe da Keema
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Aditya Bal brings you the authentic flavours of the Indian highway food. Here you have minced mutton, cooked in Indian spices with capsicum, tomato, sugar, lemon juice and milk. A dish that is unusually original!


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 2 tsp zeera
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter (for cooking) + 1 Tbsp butter (to garnish)
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped (for cooking) + 1 green chilli, split (to garnish)
  • 1/2 capsicum, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp zeera powder
  • 2 tsp dhaniya powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Hing, a pinch
  • 1/2 kg boneless mutton, minced
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 3 tomatoes, pureed
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Water
  • Coriander leaves, chopped


  1. In a pan add oil, bay leaf, green cardamom, zeera and cloves. Let them release the aroma.
  2. Now add chopped onions. Saute till golden brown. Remove the bay leaf.
  3. Add garlic, ginger and butter. Saute.
  4. Add the green chillies and capsicum. Saute till the capsicum is wilted a bit. (For about 3-4 minutes). De glaze with some water.
  5. Now add the masalas: turmeric powder, red chilli powder, zeera powder, dhaniya powder, hing and salt. Saute.
  6. Add the mutton mince. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add milk and mix well.
  7. Add the tomato puree, sugar and lemon juice. Cook for 10 minutes on medium flame.
  8. Add 1 cup water. Cover and cook till the water evaporates and the mutton is well done.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves, split green chilli and a blob of butter. Serve with pav.