Keema Kaleji Recipe- Mutton Liver Mince
Keema Kaleji is mutton mince slow cooked along with liver chunks that makes an amazing side dish with chapatis and rice. Whole spices like bay leaf, cloves, cardamom, pepper cinnamon sticks and mace are ground to give it the rich Indian flavour to the dish.
Keema Kaleji is mutton mince cooked with liver chunks that makes an amazing side dish with chapatis and rice. Kheema happens to be the most loved mutton delicacy in my house and we also have it in Sehri during Ramadan. It’s tasty, easy to cook and delicious of course. The recipe here comes from my family, my grandma use to cook Keema kaleji this way, whereas I personally cook a dry version with khada masala. Keema and Kaleji is a brilliant combination and tastes like heaven when combined together.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Mutton recipes such as
- 750 grams Mutton , minced
- 400 grams Mutton , Kaleji / Liver
- 4 Onions , finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon Ginger , minced
- 2-1/2 tablespoon Garlic , minced
- 6 Green Chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 2-1/2 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1-1/2 tablespoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) , sour
- 1/2 cup Mustard oil
- 5 Mint Leaves (Pudina)
- Salt , to taste
- Lemon juice , few drops
- Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , Fresh for garnish (chopped) For Spices
- 2 Bay leaf (tej patta)
- 5 Cloves (Laung)
- 5 Whole Black Peppercorns
- 2 Black cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
- 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds , green
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 1 teaspoon Mace (Javitri)
- 4 Dry red chillies
How to make Keema Kaleji Recipe- Mutton Liver Mince
To begin making the Keema Kaleji , wash and rinse keema and kaleji together under running water and keep aside.
Heat oil in wok on a low flame and add whole spices - Bay Leaf, Cloves, Peppercorns, Badi Elaichi, Cardamom, Cinnamon stick, Mace and Dry Red Chillies and let them splutter. Now add chopped onions and saute till golden. Add minced ginger and garlic and fry till raw smell goes off.
Meanwhile, take curd in a bowl and whisk to break lumps and keep aside.
When the ginger garlic and onion mix is golden, add washed keema and kaleji together and mix well.
Keep the flames high now and fry till the moisture evaporates and kheema looks pale in color. Add in the whisked curd and mix thoroughly till curd starts leaving water.
Add some turmeric powder and salt and give a quick stir. Lower the flames and close the lid of the wok, let the kheema cook and this may take 20 to 25 minutes or even more.
Do not add any extra water as the curd water is enough to cook the mutton mince and liver.
While the kheema is cooking, add in some chopped mint leaves, this will give flavor and aroma to the dish.
Once the kheema and kaleji starts to soften, add red chili powder, coriander powder and cook on a high flames till the water is absorbed and oil starts leaving the sides.
Adjust oil and salt if required and fry till the keema kaleji is completely done. Drizzle some lemon juice all over and turn off the gas. Garnish with some freshly chopped coriander and serve hot
Keema Kaleji Recipe- Mutton Liver Mince is part of the Recipe Contest : Share The Best Non Veg Recipe From Your Kitchen
Born and raised in a gastronomic family where cooking is most relied on approximation and eyeballing the ingredients or ratios and proportions for measurements. A physiotherapist by profession who came into blogging almost a year back with a motive to pen down my experience of learning and refining in the journey with food from home and the world beyond, from street food to the fine dining. I live with a motto in life that is 'Life is beautiful if you have good food around'