Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema


Cream cheese and lamb mince – what’s not to love? Oozing cheese and layered with minced meat, it’s a sure winner! My kids vouch for it and it makes for a great party snack, too.

If you wish to try something new and fun, try our Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema.

Ingredients:

  • Jalapeño – 12
  • Cream cheese – 4 tbsp
  • Cooked Kheema – 1/2 cup
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup

To make Lamb Kheema :

Ingredients:

  • Mutton Kheema / minced meat – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 medium-sized
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 small
  • Finely chopped green chilies – 2
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves / cilantro – 2tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 2-3 tbsp

Method:

  • Heat a little oil in a Kadai/ wok. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until soft
  • Add the green chilies and all the powders, including salt
  • Add the kheema and fry for some time
  • Cook on medium flame, stirring occasionally until the kheema is done
  • Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and fry for a few seconds
  • Remove from fire and keep it aside

To make Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit 
  • Cut the jalapeños into halves 
  • Fill in the first layer with a little cream cheese, then add the second layer with Lamb Kheema  (prepare as above mentioned steps) and top it with shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Serve hot with Ranch or garlic sauce

Raw Banana, Aloo and Matar Tikki


Tikki fast and easy, the perfect snack for the evening.

Thank You Didi! This looks yum 🙂

Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients

  • Boiled Raw banana – 1 large
  • Potato boiled and peeled  –  1 medium
  • Peas – 1/4 cup
  • Onion finely chopped – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger finely chopped- 1inch
  • Green Chillies finely chopped – 2
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder   – 1/4 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chat Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Bread slice -1
  • Corn flour – 1 tsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – As required

Method

  • In a kadai, add oil. When heated, add cumin seeds.
  • When they begin to crackle add onion. Fry for sometime.
  • Add ginger and green chillies .Add raw banana, potato and peas. Add all the powders. Mix well and mash a little.
  • Remove from heat and Allow to cool.
  • Dip the bread slice in water, remove immediately and squeeze excess water.
  • Add to the mixture. Add the corn flour as well. Mix well.
  • Shape them into round tikkis.
  • Shallow fry on both sides.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.