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Thursday, July 1, 2010

A TASTY TREAT FOR THE WEEKEND
This writer is feeling jaded today, so no new post about spices, I’m afraid. Tomorrow, manyana, avrio….Here, instead is a recipe which is a spicy treat. Don’t be put off by the list of ingredients, it’s actually quick and easy to prepare and cook. Cooking the spaghetti will be more of a problem than cooking the meat sauce!


SPICY MEAT SAUCE FOR PASTA
Ingredients
5oo gr minced meat
2 onions, finely chopped
3 tomatoes chopped and peeled
4 fresh green chillies, finely chopped
6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
½ a handful of shredded mint leaves
½ a handful shredded coriander leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp garam masala
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 curry leaf (optional)
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp turmeric
2 green cardamom pods
½ cup oil
grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste


Method
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion, garlic and ginger for 3 mins; then add the tomato and cook for a further 3 mins Now add the minced meat, green chilli, spices and sugar and cook over a low heat, stirring well. Leave to cook in its own juices for 8 mins, until the minced meat is fairly dry.
Now add the lemon juice with one glass of water and cook over a medium heat for 5 mins. Remove the pan from the heat, cover and allow to stand for 5 mins before serving.
Serve with spaghetti or other pasta of your choice. And don’t forget the freshly grated parmesan!

This has Taste and is a Treat!

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