You have just received a call from your family members; they are planning to visit you. Since you haven’t seen them in a while, you want to prepare the best meal and give them long-lasting memories for a perfect family reunion. If you are looking for a dish that offers a spicy, yet mouthwatering taste, then you need to consider preparing Tawa Keema.
Tawa Keema is a traditional minced meat dish often prepared in a tawa. Tawa is a concave shaped pan or skillet and used to cook street food in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
Part of the charm of a breathtaking reunion is taking advantage of what nature offers. Therefore, instead of cramming your friends into a small room, you can prepare and serve your dish in the middle of the river as you enjoy a relaxing breeze. That is, of course, if you have access to a river like the man in the video does!
Preparing the dish doesn’t require many spices or cooking time, but offers a tasty aroma that will leave you and your family wanting more.
Follow the simple steps in the recipe below and enjoy the tastiest delicacy with family and friends.
What do you need to prepare Tawa Keema?
2. 400 grams chicken, mutton or beef
3. 3 tablespoonfuls oil
4. 2 medium chopped onions
5. 2 thinly sliced tomatoes
6. 1/4 teaspoonful salt
7. I tablespoonful ground coriander seeds
8. I tablespoonful ground cumin seeds
9. Green coriander, green chilies, and ginger garlic paste
10. I tablespoonful red chili powder
Using a mincer, mince your chicken and set it aside
Place the tawa on top of the cooker, which is made from a metal bucket, and heat the oil for 1 minute. If you are preparing Tawa Keema in the middle of the river, you will need to gather a few stones and spread them evenly to support your wood-burning oven.
Add the minced chicken, and mix it evenly by stirring. Allow the mince to cook for about 10 minutes until it becomes tender.
Add chopped onions, and continue stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes, and cook them until they become soft.
Add water to the dish to give it a more tenderizing flavor.
Add coriander powder, red chili, green chilies, and salt. Mix in the spices and allow the meal to cook for another couple of minutes. Your food is almost ready.
Lastly, add fresh green coriander, green chilies, and ginger to the food to give it a scrumptious yet natural flavor. Allow the food to cook for about a minute, and your dish is ready to eat.
Tawa Keema is best served with chapati, naan, roti, or rice.
You may gather more stones for sitting around the tawa as you enjoy this delicious culinary culture with your family and friends. Traditionally, Asian communities would fish and eat the dish with salted fish.
If you can’t access a tawa, you may need to improvise by using a medium-sized skillet or frying pan. However, to experience the authentic feel of this traditional delicacy, you must use a tawa. Depending on the quantity of Tawa Keema you want to prepare, one can choose between a medium or large-sized tawa to prevent the dish from spilling out during preparation.
You haven’t tasted one of the most fascinating dishes in the world until you’ve eaten an authentic Tawa Keema.