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Mincemeat (Kheema Hyderabadi)

Many bachelors studying in US find it difficult and time consuming to cook, while newly wedded wives think it is a different and difficult recipe for each dish.So here is a recipe for a basic mincemeat dish which can be converted to many more dishes just by adding one ingredient more.Easy cooking to learners & time savers Insha'Allah!

- Mrs. Batul Fatima


  • Mince meat, 1 kg
  • Onions (medium sized), 3
  • Ginger paste, 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil (corn/vegetable/olive), 3 tablespoon
  • Green chilies, 3
  • Mint leaves, 1/2 cup
  • Corriander leaves, 1/2 cup


  • Chop onions.
  • Wash mincemeat & drain thoroughly.
  • Chop mint & corriander leaves & keep aside for garnishing.
  • Heat oil. Add onions & fry till they change color.
  • Add ginger & garlic pastes, fry for 1 minute.
  • Add mincemeat & mix well. Add the remaining spices & mix well.
  • Cook for 3 minutes & keep stirring.
  • Add water just to cover the onions & mince meat. Cover with lid & cook till tender on almost simmer.
  • When water is dried & mincemeat done stirr well with wooden spoon so that the onions are all mashed up & everything mixed uniformly.
  • When done garnish with corriander & mint leaves.
  • Serve hot with roti,chapati(bread) or rice.


The above can be divided into 4 equal portions to make 4 different dishes:

Dish 1 -- Mutter Kheema (Peas Mincemeat)

To the above cooked mince meat just before garnishing add 1 cup peas & cook till peas are done.
Now garnish with mint & corriander leaves.

Dish 2-- Aloo Kheema (Potato Mincemeat)

To the above cooked mince meat just before garnishing add 1 medium sized potato (washed, peeled & cut into 1 inch cubes).
Cook till potato is tender.
Add water if need to cook potato.
Garnish with corriander & mint leaves.

Dish 3--Gobi Kheema (Cauliflower Mincemeat)

Follow same instructions as aloo kheema by replacing potato by 1/4 cauliflower

Dish 4--Patta Gobi Kheema (Cabbage Mincemeat)

Chop 1/4 cabbage finely & follow same instrucions as
aloo kheema.

These can be cooked & refrigerated for 15 to 20 days. It's always better to add vegetables on the day of serving to get a fresh taste. Mincemeat can be cooked, divided & frozen.

Yet another dish could be made by adding 1 cup mixed vegetables (1 inch cubes of potato, carrots, cauliflower & peas) to one portion of mincemeat (i.e. 1/4 kg of mince meat).

Say Bismillah & eat!
Inshallah it will be tasty!
I shall try to send more recipes.
In need of prayers for my family & me.
Mrs. Batul Fatima

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