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25 July, 2014

Kheema paratha

Posted in : Indian Breads, Non-Vegetarian on by : srilakshminair Tags: , , , , , , ,

We love stuffed things in our house. We love calzones, egg puffs, chicken puffs, pizza pockets, samosas, empanadas…the list goes on…I remember the time I first ate Ceylon paratha, devoured it in 2 minutes flat, and then passionately declaring it as the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life (Although there are many instances where I ate something and declared in a fit of passion that its the best thing I’ve eaten in my life). However, there is something about meat that makes me feel…um, what’s the word?…Oh yeah, primitive. It makes me feel like a cave-woman. Which is exactly the reason I like this kheema paratha. I know, its not very lady-like, but I don’t care!

This one’s from my mother in law. Warm, soft parathas stuffed with a meaty, juicy, spicy filling that’s so so good!
Its really easy, delicious, and perfect for a weeknight meal. This version here is a simple. The beef mixture is a personal thing, its all to your taste, you can keep it simple, or make it more complex, make it more spicy, or a little bit more tangy…you know the more and more you cook, you’ll just know. So, step into the kitchen, get your ingredients ready, and start cookin’!

You will need the following ingredients:

For the paratha:

Maida/Flour1 cup

Wheat flour1 cup

SaltTo taste



For the stuffing:

Lean ground beef2 kg

Thick yogurt4 tablespoons

Turmeric powder1 teaspoon

Chopped/Minced garlic1 1/2 tablespoons

Chopped/Minced ginger1 tablespoon

Chopped onions1 cup

Chopped green chillies1 tablespoon

Coriander powder1 tablespoon

Red chilli powder1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala1/4 teaspoon

Freshly chopped coriander leaves/cilantroa handful

Salt To taste


Start by adding the yogurt, turmeric, and salt to the lean beef. Mix to combine, and keep it aside. Heat about 3 tablespoons of oil in a pan, and add chopped garlic, ginger and sauté for a minute..
Kheema paratha recipe

Next, add the green chillies, give it a quick stir, and add the coriander powder, the chilli powder, and the garam masala…
Easy Kheema paratha recipe

Saute until everything is mixed together, and then toss in the meat.
Kheema paratha

Add the cumin powder..
Kheema paratha recipe

And cook the beef until its dry…Next, add the cilantro, and mix them all together..
Easy kheema paratha

Now make the parathas as you usually would, and spoon in some of th mixture on to the middle of the rolled out dough..
Kheema parathas

And fold the dough, making sure the beef is going to stay inside and not ooze out, or rip open the dough…and gently roll it out one more time.
Kheema paratha

I’d been heating a nonstick tawa over med-high heat the whole time I was getting the beef mixture ready, so by the time I added a little oil, it was nice and hot. Now, put the paratha on the tawa, and let the paratha cook for about a minute or 2 on each side.
Kheema paratha recipe
And its done! A perfect dish that satisfies my carnivorous palate…try it out and I’m sure you will love it too!

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