Spaghetti with Minced Meat
Its been more than 6 weeks since KZ has been updated. One major reason is not being able to take images in natural light. Its a bit of a rush in the morning as Nehal leaves for school by 7.30 and its quite a task to click pictures of Nehal’s breakfast. And I don’t take any images of food after 4-5 pm. So the food that I prepare for dinner never makes it here.
Nehal usually eats his dinner at 7 pm but yesterday he ate earlier than usual (since he did not go for his tennis class as he hurt his knee at school). There was reasonably good day light and I managed to take a picture of his late evening meal, Spaghetti with Minced meat.
Spaghetti with Minced Meat Recipe
Preparation: 45 mts
Serves 3-4 persons
4 cups boiled spaghetti
1 tbsp olive oil
3-4 garlic flakes, crushed
1 onion, finely sliced
1 large tomato, blanched, skinned, chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
1 1/2 cups mince meat curry
1/2 tbsp grated cheese
salt to taste
1 Cook spaghetti in salted rapidly boiling water and a tbsp of oil until it turns soft yet firm. Remove from heat and strain. Add cold water and strain again. Leave the spaghetti in the strainer for 10 mts. Sprinkle a tbsp of olive oil and keep aside.
2 Drizzle olive oil in a vessel, add the crushed garlic and sliced onions and saute for 4 mts. Add the chopped tomato pieces and saute for 2 mts. Add the cooked mince meat curry and combine and cook for 2 mts. Add the coriander leaves and combine.
3 Add the strained spaghetti and toss the contents to combine. Turn off heat and remove onto serving bowl. Serve topped with grated cheese.
To prepare Minced meat (Kheema) curry:
Heat one and half tbsps oil in a pressure cooker. Add 1 large chopped onion and saute till transparent. Add a tsp of ginger garlic paste and saute further for another 3 mts. Add 1/4 kg washed minced meat and cook for 7-8 mts on high heat, stir once in while. Add 1 tsp red chilli pwd, 1 tsp coriander pwd, 1/4 tsp garam masala pwd and salt to taste. Combine well. Add a cup of water and pressure cook till the kheema is completely cooked and soft. This could take about 15-18 mts. Turn off heat. If the curry is watery, cook till the water evaporates.