Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mushroom Keema(Spicy Minced Meat with Mushroom)

There are times when I open my fridge and nothing comes to my mind to cook.No, this is nothing to do with the willingness to cook but what to cook and sometimes even how.Yeah I know you all must be wondering how can it happen and that to me! Well ,when you see two innocent faces making some noises at eating table ,you better know it is time now to change the meal plan or be prepared to add variations otherwise your cooking strategy is in questionable state.
We have been eating cabbage,cauliflowers,peas and carrots quite a lot these days.So all stir/fries and even mix-and-match, are regulars in our meal.Although I must admit we are still getting Potol/parwal and jhinge/ridge gourd and lao/lauki /bottle gourd here (that is something surprising for me) ,but my rather conventional mind doesn’t want to cook these vegetables as to me these are summer vegetables.So,what you do , do you cook vegetables even if that is not a typical of one season.Or you follow eating according to season .As season changes,in that order your menu/meal plan change also.

Leave the vegetables for a while now as to break the monotony of vegetarian meal , here comes a very spicy non-vegetarian recipe with a vegetable that is so accomodating i.e. mushrooms.

Mushroom keema (Spicy Minced Meat with Mushroom)
Recipe requirements
Chicken minced meat approx-250-300 gms
For the keema make this into a smooth paste in spice grinder
1 onion chopped
4 garlic
1 inch ginger
2 tsp of cumin powder
3 tsp of coriander powder
2-3 tsp of red pepper powder
1 tsp of black pepper powder
Salt as per taste
2-3 tbs of yogurt
Marinate chicken keema overnight with onion/ginger/garlic paste and cumin/coriander powder +red pepper powder +black peper powder+2-3 tbs of yogurt and salt as per taste.
Now to the making of mushroom keema
Recipe requirements
4-5 tbs of cooking oil
1 packet mushroom approx -250 gms
2 tsp of red pepper powder
Cut in half mushroom and then marinate the mushroom with red pepper powder +salt for 30 mints.(If you are using small button mushrooms, there is no need to cut them in half, use them whole and wash and pat dry then marinate with rest)
Heat up oil , add the whole cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.
Add the marinated keema (Imp-make sure to take out the marinated keema before you are going to make it.Let the marinated keema come near to room temperature so that it can absorb more flavour)
Add the marinated mushroom also.
Now cook the marinated keema with mushroom at very low flame for 20-25 mints .(Keema marinated overnight requires less time to cook,even if you forget to marinate the keema overnight , make sure you do 2-3 hrs prior of cooking keema ,that also helps a lot)
Add some fried or toasted cashews also .
If you feel add finely chopped tomatoes +coriander` later .
Enjoy with hot rotis or rice whichever way you like it.
Note-Vegetarians can use soya chunks in place of Keema.
Happy Cooking


  1. Beautiful and looks so so delicous.

  2. hey Jaya,
    I dont eat non-v any more :) but would truly appreciate ur combination in the recipe.Am sure it would've tasted great.

  3. Yeah there are days when we are just blank and nothing comes to mind and eventually on those days when something new is tried turns out to be a blast!!!

    The Mushroom Kheema looks very tempting and delectable!!!


  4. happy,
    thanks dear!

    thank you for appreciating.May be you can try it with soya chunks or granules if you like soya products..

    yeah this really was a blast with some fried rice.
    Thanks all for coming

    hugs and smiles

  5. Khoob bhalo recipe ta, aami kokhono marinate kore baniye dekhii nii keema baa mushroom, nishchoyi unique taste hobe. Mushroom diye onek kichhoo baniyechhii but not yet keema. Good choice Jaya.
    Thanks for giving great ideas to me who is always confused abt what to cook with such picky eaters like my kids!!

  6. Jaya ... aloo na diye baanchiye diyecho. :-)
    Mushroom diye kheema is just so unique ... ek kothaye darun!

  7. Joyeeta,
    marinate kore dekhlaam , spices beshi bhalo absorb hoye minced meat te r ekto kom samay lage banate compared to without marinating.It saves the effort at stir'fry time.Thanks for liking it.Another day I made minced meat with other vegetables like chopped celery,capsicum,carrots, it was really delicious,but I forget to click the snaps.
    My two innocent faces liked it so much.

    yeah Potato ta minced meat te bodhaye bhalo hobe na ,tobe chicken curry ba mutton curry te potato deba ami bholi na lol...

    thanks both of you for stoping by
    hugs and smiles

  8. This is an interesting combination!
    It happens to everyone, Jaya, opening the fridge and not knowing what to cook!

  9. Hi Jaya loooong time....kemon aachis?i am back after a long gap..thanks for your concern.your keema looks delicious!nice to be back!

  10. Jaya

    Mushroom Keema sounds like a wonderful idea. Will surely try this.

  11. Sra,
    yeah like writer's block kind of LOL...

    OMG! how are you? onek bhalo laglo tumi ele ..ekhon to abaar vanish hobe na to LOL,just kidding ..so good to see you here..

    try korbe , bhalo lagbe ..Short e te tara-tari hoye jaye..

    thank you all for stoping by
    hugs and smiles

  12. Sounds good. Will marianate tonight and try to make tomorrow.


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