I went for a get together party yesterday... It was a nice party...lots of family, good hot food. I love meeting the family...even distant cousins and old uncles....In today's fast life, we never get to meet all the people in our families...(distant or otherwise!)So it was a treat when i got to meet loads of people yesterday...
Met some new people too....a cousin is married to so and so,her brother in law got married to my niece's sister-in -law.....the intricacies of relations in the malayali muslim world can be very complex indeed!I met a lady, there, who was my niece's co sister's sister-in-law's mother....complex?that's nothing...she turned out to be a close friend of my aunt's...coincidence? finally...she was also the mother -in-law of my second cousin!!!flabbergasted???imagine my state then!!
But it was fun...We had some very good food from there..Rumaali rotis , kheema mutter, meen pollichathu(grilled fish), chicken kurma, falooda...ala malabari muslim style...
I have always been curious about rumaali rotis ..so when i got the chance to see it being made live, I went up to the chef and got the recipe...Will try it out and let you guys know if it's a good one.Chilling off with falooda after this delicious and spicy repast ...mmmmm..I'm planning to post a falooda recipe also soon...as soon as i get the chance to make it here, and snap some pics of it for your pleasure..Today, I thought I'd post Kheema Mutter...a rich moghlai dish with mutton mince and peas..you could substitute beef mince for the mutton, if you want.This goes great with naans, chapatis, pasta,why even the humble bread is great with this.!!

Serves 4


Oil -2tbsp
Onions(finely chopped)-2
Garlic(crushed) -8 flakes
Ginger(finely chopped)-1 tbsp
Salt -to taste
Red chilli powder -1tsp
Coriander powder -1 tsp
Cround cumin -1 tsp
Garam masala -1 tsp
Green chillies(chopped)-5
Mutton(minced) -1 kg
Hot water -200 ml
Green peas(shelled) -1 cup
Lime juice -1 1/2 tsp


1. Heat oil in a heavy pan and add onions, garlic,ginger and salt.Cook till light brown.

2. Add spice powders, and green chiliies.Mix well, add minced mutton.

3. Stir for 5 minutes, breaking up any lumps.

4. Add hot water, boil, cover the pan, lower heat and let it simmer for 30- 40 minutes.(if you want, you could pressure cook this for 10 minutes)

5. Add peas and lime juice.Cook till almost dry.

6. Serve steaming hot with a garnish of coriander leaves and split creen chillies.


  1. This is a great blog. Food and thoughts... that is Food for Thought.

  2. Your presentation style for the recipe is great. like hearing a story at the dinner table.

  3. great presentation recipe with background

  4. hey resh, cool site. and i really visualised the part about nishana and me in singapore. crazy. congrats tho, da. u are doing an awesome blog. keep it up. great going.