Lagan Qeema with Paratha

Start your Eid day with this special Lagan Qeema and paratha recipe. The perfectly balanced spices and smooth texture of the qeema paired with square paratha just completes the equation. #happycookingtoyou #foodfusion #digitalammi #eidbreakfast

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Prepare Lagan Qeema:

-Beef qeema (Mince) finely chopped 1 kg

-Himalayan pink salt 1 & ½ tsp or to taste

-Kacha papita (Raw papaya) paste 1 tbs

-Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs

-Badam (Almonds) soaked & peeled 15-16

-Kaju (Cashew nuts) 10-12

-Khopra (Desiccated coconut) 2 tbs

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6

-Podina (Mint leaves) 12-15

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 2-3 tbs

-Lemon juice 2 tbs

-Water 5-6 tbs

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 2 tsp or to taste

-Kabab cheeni (Cubeb spice) powder 1 tsp

-Elaichi powder (Cardamom powder) ½ tsp

-Garam masala powder 1 tsp

-Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 & ½ tsp

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

-Pyaz (Onion) fried 1 Cup

-Dahi (Yogurt) whisked 1 Cup

-Cream ¾ Cup

-Ghee (Clarified Butter) ½ Cup

-Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke

Prepare Paratha:

-Paratha dough ball 150g each

-Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 tbs

-Ghee (Clarified butter) 1 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped

-Hari mirch (Green chillies) slices 1-2

-Pyaz (Onion) rings



Prepare Lagan Qeema:

-In a pot,add beef mince,pink salt,raw papaya paste,ginger garlic paste & mix well,cover & marinate for 1 hour.

-In a spice grinder,add almonds,cashew nuts,desiccated coconut & grind well.

-Add green chillies,mint leaves,fresh coriander,lemon juice,water & grind well to make a thick paste & set aside.

-In the pot,add red chilli powder,cubeb spice powder,cardamom powder,garam masala powder,black pepper powder,turmeric powder,fried onion,yogurt,cream,clarified butter,ground paste & mix until well combined,cover & marinate for 1 hour or overnight in refrigerator.

-Turn on the flame & cook on medium flame for 5-6 minutes,cover & place a heat diffuser plate or a griddle under the pot & cook on low flame for 25-30 minutes (check & stir in between) then cook on medium flame until oil separates (4-5 minutes).

-Give a coal smoke for 2 minutes than remove coal,cover & let it rest for 3-4 minutes.

Prepare Paratha:

-Take a dough ball (150g),sprinkle dry flour & roll out with the help of rolling pin.

-Add & spread clarified butter,flip all sides to make a square shape.

-Sprinkle dry flour & roll out with the help of rolling pin.

-On heated griddle,place paratha,add clarified butter & cook on medium flame from both sides until done.

-Garnish with fresh coriander,green chillies,onion rings & serve with paratha!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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