Cooking is a talent and Skill both. You must love it enough to build up skill but if you aren’t talented and imaginative you won’t be fixing any truly interesting dishes or meals.
Very well said …because i know a person who has both qualities she is talented and creative. I met her in a contest arranged by my another nice friend Sharmeen Haris. And i was totally inspired by her work (still i am..lolz) This idea struck my mind during a conversation with her about the same topic. This foodie world brought us closer thou we never met or see each other but we are Friends…Good Friends….:)
MEET MY VERY GOOD FRIEND “ADAN FATIMA”.
I am very thankful to her for sharing her delicious recipe with us.
QEEMA NAAN/MINCE FLAT BREAD
INGREDIENTS FOR MINCE
mince 2 pounds
onions 2 medium
tomato 2 medium
boiled potato 2 large (optional)
fresh garlic 1 tbs heaped
fresh ginger i tbs thinly sliced
red chili powder 1 tbs
crushed pepper 1 tsp
salt 1 tbs
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
crushed coriander 1tbs
garam masala/all spice powder 1/2 tsp
dry fenugreek (sokhi meethi) 1 teaspoon
cilantro (hara dhaniya) half bunch
mint leaves 10 to 12
oil 2 to 3 tbsp (not more than that..we need dry mince)
METHOD FOR MINCE
First heat oil and add chopped garlic fry it until golden brown than add mince and fry it until its water dried and mince look like very very light golden…. then add thinly sliced tomato,thinly sliced onion, ginger and all spices except fenugreek ..add 1/4 cup of water and cook it on medium heat until the water dries out completely…. at the end put cilantro and fenugreek and mix it well.. Turn off the stove and let the mince cool down completely before stuffing in naan..
INGREDIENTS FOR NAAN
all purpose flour 4 cups
Dry active Yeast 2 tsp full
Baking Powder 2 tsp flat
Sugar 2 tsp
salt 2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
milk 2 tbsp (Luke warm)
hand hot water as needed for kneading
Mix all dry ingredients together..then add oil and mix it well after that add milk mix it and then knead it with hot water which u can bear … it helps to rise the dough…
Cover the dough with kitchen towel at warm place.Let the dough rise for about 1 and half hour ..Make balls bigger than regular roti becoz we have to put mince in it and cover it again and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes…
Flatten the ball using your hands (or rolling pin), roll it out slightly about 5 inches and then place about 2 heaped tbsp of the mince stuffing in the center and pull the edges up, seal and shape into a ball again.Dust with a little flour and roll out like a roti/ flat bread.
Brush the top with melted butter and some cilantro or mince leaves.put impression with the help of fork.pre-heat your oven for 20 minutes maximum temperature.Remove the hot baking tray from the oven, grease it well with butter and place the naan on to it (i used pizza stone u can use tawa as well)
Put naan into the oven on the top rack for 1-2 minutes till the top of naan goes golden brown (keep an eye after 1 minute).Take out the naan from oven brush more butter..
Wrap the naans in a clean tea towel and serve hot with podina chutney or lassi.
NOW FRIENDS CHECK HER MARVELOUS WORK :
These are few pics i have shared here.But i must say she is awesome..:)
Please do comment and boost up her spirits.