Are you among those who love to go on picnics? I do love to go for them, but unfortunately HD isn’t very keen on it. I feel his disinterest actually makes me feel jittery if we need to plan a picnic, because my head goes blank regarding the snacks to carry. I don’t have a head that functions immediately when a plan is thrown at me. I suffer from inertia, and then slowly it gets into the mould. I guess it has got worse with age. Hehe… I always feel I need to bake some cake and cookies, make some sandwiches, fill a flask with some hot chai and some hot chocolate, and just move out for a quiet time. But then the lazy me wouldn’t want to bake and take the extra effort to make all and pack, so I would still prefer the prelude of being on the couch. Hehe…
After the Mutta Porichathu, these Kheema Toasties are the second recipe for this month’s 3 back-to-back recipes of “chai snacks”. Just like these egg toasties, umma would make these kheema ones whenever she had some extra minced meat in her freezer. They are easier to cook since they are already minced and the cooking time reduces by more than half irrespective of the meat that you are using. The filling is kept very simple – sometimes I don’t even add the onion, if I am super lazy. For these toasties, I usually slather in little cream cheese instead of mayonnaise inside, since I feel cheese goes better with the minced meat, but the choice is totally yours. Off to this super easy recipe…
- 1 tbsp oil/ butter
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 large onion, minced
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 400 gm mutton mince, thawed, washed and drained
- ¼ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 heaped tbsp tomato paste
- ¼ tsp garam masala powder
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp minced coriander leaves
- Bread as needed
- Mayonnaise/ cheese as needed
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Splutter the cumin seeds.
- Add the onion and ginger garlic paste and cook till wilted.
- Add the mince meat with some salt and cook till it turns whitish. Break down with a spatula as you stir it.
- Add the masala powders and the tomato paste and mix well. Sprinkle some water if too dry. Cook till done. Adjust seasoning, add the coriander leaves and switch off. Allow to cool.
- For making toasties, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise or cheese on both toasts, fill with enough filling. Toast in your sandwich maker. Enjoy hot.