Bafat Keema with Pav



We all know about what happened in Chennai last week. I was swamped myself, coordinating with the on ground team from the Zomato Chennai office. People from across the country donated meals on Zomato that were then taken upon by restaurants to prepare and our team in Chennai picked them up and distributed along with volunteers and NDRF. It was an incredible effort on the team’s part. And I was tired. Mentally, emotionally, and physically, considering my posture sitting in front of my laptop through 3-4 days without a break. When it was Sunday, I realized how I lost track of time. I wanted comfort, I wanted food, and I wanted it easy. And that’s exactly what I had. Keema cooked in bafat powder I’d made last week.


500 gm minced mutton (keema)

3 onions, finely chopped

3 tomatoes, finely chopped

3 tbsp tomato puree

1 tsp cumin (jeera)

2 green chillies, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tbsp bafat powder

1 tsp chilli powder (optional)

Salt to taste



Heat oil/ghee and add jeera, garlic and green chillies.

Once fragrant, add onions and cook till brown.

Add keema and bafat powder, cook for 5 mins.

Add tomatoes, tomato puree and chilli powder.

Cover pan with a lid and let it cook on low flame for 20 mins, or till done.

Turn off heat and garnish with chopped coriander.

I served this with pav. You could have it with rice or rotis too.


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