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  • kilogram Minced Beef (Keema)
  • 3 Onions (finely minced)
  • 2 Green Chillies (Hari Mirch) (de-seeded & finely chopped)
  • 1 cup of Coconut, Dessiccated Coconut or Unsweetened Coconut (Khopra) (freshly grated) (if using dessicated coconut or unsweetened coconut - soak in cup of water) (optional)
  • 12 Mint Leaves (Podina) (chopped)
  • bunch of Fresh Coriander Leaves (Hara Dhania) (chopped)
  • 1 Egg (Beaten)
  • Semolina (Sivaiyan) or Bread Crumbs (to coat)
  • 1 (" cube) of Ginger Root (Adrak) (finely minced)
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic (Lehsan) (finely minced)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds (Sufaid Zeera) (roasted & grounded)
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Seeds (Saabut Dhania) (roasted & grounded)
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Powder
  • tsp. Turmeric Powder (Pisi Haldi)
  • tsp. Garam Masala Powder
  • Black Pepper (Pisi Kaali Mirch) (freshly ground - to taste)
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce (washed well & finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (Nimbu Arkh)
  • Cooking Oil (for shallow frying)


  1. Mix together real well the following ingredients: beef, soya sauce, lemon juice, salt, ginger root, garlic, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cayenne powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, onion, mint leaves, coriander/cilantro leaves, green chillies, coconut, black pepper and egg. (You can also blend them together to a coarse paste for a variation.)
  2. Form into 16-18 cutlets that are of a diameter of around 2 inches when flattened or make them 3 inches across so get around 11-12.
  3. Coat well with the bread crumbs or semolina.
  4. Heat a little oil in a pan (about a tbsp per round) to a medium high and shallow fry on low for around 5-6 minutes on each side or until they are well done. (Add a little more oil if needed).

Serving Amount: 16 Cutlets
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Total Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Degree of Difficulty: Medium
Recipe Category: Ground Beef and Appetizer
Recipe Ethnic Group: Pakistani
Recipe Requested by, Feroza (Texas, U.S.A.)
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