- Minced mutton 200 gm
- Basmati rice 1-1/2 cups
- Oil 2 tbsp
- Garam masala whole 1 tsp (cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom)
- Peppercorns 8-10
- Cumin seeds 1 tsp
- Garlic (chopped) 2 tsp
- Onions (chopped) 1/2 cup
- Green chillies (chopped) 2 tsp
- Ginger paste 1 tbsp
- Garlic paste 1 tbsp
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp
- Tomatoes (chopped) 1 cup
- Mint leaves (chopped) 15-20
- Coriander leaves (chopped) 2 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Pick and clean basmati rice. Soak for 30 minutes. Drain and leave aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add whole garam masala, pepper corns, cumin seeds, chopped garlic, chopped onions and chopped green chillies. Sauté well.
Add mutton mince and cook on high heat for a few minutes. Add garlic paste, ginger paste, red chilli powder, chopped tomatoes, 3-1/2 cups of hot water, salt and soaked basmati rice. Mix lightly.
Add garam masala powder. Allow rice to cook over a high heat. Cover the pan and further cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Add chopped mint leaves and chopped coriander leaves.
Serve qeema pilao hot with mix vegetable raita.