What are some of the most common Andhra snacks that you know of? Most of us have tried the high-protein pesarattu, the gorgeous green cousin of dosa, then there are bite-sized, crispy punugulu, and how can we forget the tangy and spicy gongura pachadi, a unique relish made of gongura or sorrel leaves that could amp up any meal. The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana packs a gamut of stellar dishes, so unique and so magnificent in their own terms. You would find a range of both non vegetarian and vegetarian dishes in this cuisine, replete with local and seasonal ingredients.
With winter upon us, most of us looking to experiment with winter greens that have raided our refrigerators. Methi (or fenugreek leaves) have a rich, slightly bitter and pungent taste that adds a delicious burst of flavour to anything that it is added to. Methi paratha, methi chicken, methi muthiya are some fine examples. Methi combined with keema can also yield great results, don’t believe us? Try this Andhra-based speciality and know it for yourself.
For the uninitiated, keema is basically minced meat tempered with spices, chillies and salt. Keema can be prepared in lots of ways, you can add them to curries, or mix them with other veggies, you can also use keema to stuff into your parathas or sandwich. In this seasonal delight, you can mix the goodness of keema with methi leaves and watch your little fussy-eaters polish off the plates in no time.
Keema methi is incredibly easy to put together also, provided you have washed, cleaned and chopped methi before hand. There are only four steps to the process. All you have to do is heat oil, add cumin seed, ginger, garlic, garam masala, bay leaf and onions, once the onions are nice and brown. Add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, black pepper powder and red chilli powder until fat separates. Turn up the heat, add meat, cook well until it changes colour, lower the heat cook again. Then finally, add the fenugreek leaves, cook again and serve hot with rice or any bread of your choice.
Here is the step-by-step recipe of keema methi with full ingredients.
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