RECIPE NO. 43
(E- Minced Mutton Cutlets cooked with Curd) (H-'Shyami')
It is a Minced Meat preparation
cooked somewhat like 'Yakhni'.
|1. Minced Mutton, of Leg, Shank and
Shoulder mixed with some fatty pieces
|2. Pure 'Ghi'
|3. Ginger Powder
|4. Aniseed Powder
|6. 'Garam Masala'
|8. Asafoetida Solution
|1. Mustard Oil
|3. Cumin Seeds
||1 tea cup
|7. Ginger Powder
|8. Aniseed Powder
|9. 'Garam Masala'
|10. Caraway Seeds
|11. Crushed Seeds of 5 Green Cardamoms
|12. Black Pepper Powder
|13. Black Cardamom Powder
|14. Cinnamon Powder
|15. Pure 'Ghi'
||1 tsp. or according to taste
(a) In a basin mix nicely, by hand, all the
ingredients, items 1 to 8 of part A. Then by means of a Wooden Pestle and
a Stone Mortar (H- 'Havan Dasta'), pound it into fine
homogenous mass. If the Mortar is not big enough, pound small portions at
a time, and then mix and pound the whole together. This facilitates the
process. Often the Meat with Condiments, instead of being pounded in a 'Havan
Dasta', is pounded on a Flat Stone by means of a Wooden Mallet. This
turns it into a fine putty like mass.
Now divide this Mince into four to eight
portions, according to the desired size of 'Shyami' slices. With
oiled hands mould each portion into a compact cylindrical shaped sausage
of about 1.5'' to 2'' diameter, and put these aside in a plate.
(b) In a bowl of about a litre capacity,
mix and churn together, with a churning stick (H-'Biloni'),
the 1/2 kg. of Curd, 1 cup of Milk, 1 tsp Ginger Powder, 2 tsps Aniseed
Powder, 1 tsp Salt and 1/2 tsp Sugar, out of the list B of
ingredients, and put aside.
1. Take a steel or tinned copper or brass 'Patila'
of about 2 litres capacity. Pour 2 cups of water in it and bring it to
boil on a stove. Gently put the prepared Minced Meat cylindrical pieces,
one by one, and side by side in the 'Patila', and allow these to
boil for about 15 minutes, till these turn stiff and get somewhat cooked.
Remove the 'Patila' from the heat, and take out the pieces by a
perforated ladle to let these get cooled in a plate. Keep the Soup in a
separate bowl to cool down.
2. Cut the cooled cylindrical pieces, into
1/2" thick round slices, by a sharp bread knife, and keep aside in
3. Add the Soup to the Curd mixture (b) and mix
nicely by a steel ladle.
4. After wiping the inside of the 'Patila',
pour into it the Mustard oil and heat it on a medium flame. When froth
disappears and oil begins to smoke a little, remove the 'Patila'
from the fire for a few minutes to let the oil cool a bit. Add Cloves,
Cumin Seeds and a pinch of Asafoetida powder. Stir, Add the Curd and Soup
mixture, and resume heating the 'Patila', while stirring the
contents constantly, so that the Curd does not crack and separate. After
boiling for a few minutes, the contents blend into a homogenous gravy.
5. Add the Minced Meat Slices to the boiling
gravy, to get cooked for 10 minutes on low heat. Shake the 'Patila', or
stir gently with a steel or wooden ladle, now and then.
6. Now let simmer for half an hour or so till the
gravy thickens and the oil begins to separate.
7. Add the remaining ingredients of 'B'
list, i.e., 'Garam Masala', Caraway Seeds, crushed Green Cardamom
Seeds, Powdered Black Pepper, Black Cardamom and Cinnamon, along with the
'Ghi'. Mix with the ladle, or by holding the rim of the 'Patila'
with a cloth and shaking it gently. The 'Shyaem' is ready for
In case the Dish is not to be served immediately,
then the above mentioned remaining Condiments etc., of ingredient list 'B'
part are added just before serving when the 'Patila' is reheated on
a medium flame.