Fry it or gravy it — minced meat


  • 1 kg minced meat
  • Meat stock (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons Mutton masala (readymade) or Garam masala
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 1/2 big onions
  • 3 tablespoons tomato purée
  • Vegges (2 small carrots, 1 potato – optional)
  • 100 grams shredded cheese (optional)
  • Spices (2 cloves, 1 star anise, 1 bay leaf)
  • Salt
  • Oil

Quick tips: Get minced meat from the store if you want to save time else you can spend time mincing it in a food processor before cooking. Use meat stock if you’d like a curry sort of touch to the dish else skip it. You can use chopped tomato or purée, it’s just that the purée adds a good flavour for the dry fried dish. Vegges cut into really tiny pieces works fine. Shredded cheese is for both dried or curry, just use it as a garnish.

Serves: 4 or more (depending on how much each one devours)

Preparation time: 20 to 30 minutes


  1. Cook the minced meat in a pressure cooker
  2. Wash, peel and chop where required — the green chillies into vertical halves, onion, tomato and vegges (I use carrot and potato it adds flavour, you can choose others as per your discretion)
  3. In a non stick pan, add oil, chopped onions and turmeric and sauté. Once translucent add the spices and fry
  4. Slowly start to add the tomato purée (or tomato) and vegges with salt, let it cook well
  5. Now add the minced meat and mix to form a dry gravy (if you want a curry then add part of the meat stock depending on the consistency you’re looking for)
  6. Fry till it’s all cooked and add one layer of shredded cheese after taking it off the burner

Your minced meat delight is ready. Serve it with rice or wheat pancakes or just relish it with some bread or top it on pasta and you’re good to go for the next few hours.

Here’s what some of these ingredients can do for you.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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