Kheema-Pav ( Minced meat & bread)- You will love this!!

Dinner last night was a special treat and my hubby's favourite- Kheema-Pav in other words Minced Meat and Bread. I know what you must be thinking, MEAT and Me! Well thanks to a product name Quorn, we get the meat flavour without the meat. Try it if you are working towards being a vegetarian, and have a craving for the meaty flavour & texture.  

This is my hubby's recipe that I am sharing. Thanks Nik for letting me borrow it. :)  

Ingredients: Serves 2
  • Quorn Minced Meat - 1 cup
  • Cinnamon Sticks-  1-2
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Garam Masala 1-2 tsp.
  • Chilli powder- 1-2 tsp.
  • Plain yoghurt 2 tbsp. 
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ tsp. black peppercorns or ¾ tsp. black pepper powder
  • Water 
  • Oil 2 -3 tsp.
  • Butter to spread over the bread (optional)
  • Chopped coriander to garnish
  • Sliced onion as an accompaniment 
  • Lebanese flat bread
  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add cardamom pods and cinnamon sticks. Give it a stir.
  3. Add the chopped onion and cook for a 2 minutes.
  4. Add chopped tomato and stir. Let it cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the minced meat. Mix everything together.
  6. Now add 2 tbsp. plain yogurt, salt and chilli powder
  7. Mix well and let it cook for 3-4 min. cover with a lid.
  8. Open the lid and give it a stir. Now add the Garam Masala. Let it cook for a minute. Do not put the lid back on.
  9. Crush garlic and pepper together in a mortar & pestle. Add the mixture to the dish before putting the lid back on.
  10. Add a few tbsp. of water so nothing burn. You may add more water if you want some sauce.
  11. Cover with a lid and let it cook on low heat for 5 minutes or until the spices penetrate into the meat.
  12. Garnish with coriander & serve with flat bread or pita bread.