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Shami Kebab/ Indian Minced Meat Patties

Shami Kebab Kebabs are popular appetizers in South Asian cuisine and are made with chunks of meat or with minced meat. Shami kebab is flavor-packed meat patties made with minced mutton. It is pan fried and one of the easiest kebabs to make. Shami kebabs have the flavor of lentils too. Lentils like chana dal (yellow split peas) are cooked and ground together with the meat to bind and hold shape while making patties. It is then dipped in eggs and pan-fried. It is a party favorite with delightful with a soft melt in mouth texture and taste. Are you looking for delightful crispy snacks/appetizers for entertaining? Shami Kebab is a perfect appetizer. Kids will love this finger food, and it is fun to make. Go ahead then and give it a try. I am sure you'll love them too! The best meat to use is mutton, but you can also use beef or chicken. Recently I have been cooking the meat and lentils together in an Instant Pot. They cook together beautifully, and it is easy. Shami Kebabs are

Mexican Tomato Fried Rice

Mexican Tomato Fried Rice Fried rice is an easy and tasty way to use left over rice and vegetables. This is a Mexican inspired tangy and yummy tomato fried rice.  I have used both tomato puree and tomato sauce for this recipe. Try this simple recipe,you will surely love it. Ingredients Cooked rice- 3 cup (cook with chicken broth) Tomato puree- 3/4 cup Chopped onion- 1 medium Minced garlic- 2 cloves Sweet pepper or bell pepper chopped- 1/2 cup Paprika- 1/4 tsp Grated carrot- 3/4 cup Tomato paste- 2 tbs Jalapenos -  2 chopped Oregano and thyme- a pinch Chopped parsley, rosemary - 2 tbs Oil Salt and pepper to taste Heat oil in a pan and saute onions and garlic for two minutes. Add tomato puree and paste and allow it to cook and reduce. Season with salt and pepper and stir occasionally.  Add the paprika powder,chopped pepper, jalapenos and grated carrots and stir fry for 2 minutes.  Add cooked rice, chopped herbs and mix well. Stir fry for one more minute