Qeema salan (Ground beef cooked in onions & tomatoes) made by yours truly. [Recipe down below]
And, yes it is absolutely possible to make flavorful SouthAsian food without using a whole barrel of oil. Pun intended.
Today was a crazy day. Those of you who watch my Instagram stories know that Mr. "E" is down with a viral, and fighting high fever since three days. As usual, he is demanding lots of TLC at the moment.
On top of that, while baby "A" doesn't have a fever. Since yesterday, he has also been vomitting on and off. The little mister greeted me with full on projectile vomit this morning.
Oh, and no it doesn't end there. We also decided to have a massive diaper blowout on our way back from picking "Aapi" (big sister) from school.
Yup, that and a toddler fighting fever of 103.8 F is what I returned to once I got home.
Plus, there is a lot more that happened today. But if I add that, then we won't have space for this quick & easy recipe now, will we.
So without further ado. Here goes:
Pakistani Qeema Salan
2 lbs ground beef
2-8 tablespoons light olive oil
1 large onion (sliced)
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon whole black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 medium tomatoes (chopped)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons red chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
2 medium green chilies (cut into two)
6 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
In a pan heat oil & fry the onions on medium high heat till they turn golden brown. Now add cinnamon, whole black pepper and cloves. Stir for 10 seconds and add beef.
Stir fry beef for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste. Mix well, cook for 2 minutes on medium high heat. Cover and then cook for 15 minutes on medium low heat.
Now, add garam masala powder and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Add green chilies, mix, cover and cook for another 8 minutes. In the end, add half of the cilantro. Mix well, and turn off the heat. Your #Qeema is done.
Sprinkle left over cilantro on top of the Qeema, and serve it warm with Roti.