How to make Masoor Keema Pulao - SK Khazana -

A wholesome pulao, the combination of whole red lentils and mutton mince is delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) (साबुत मसूर), Mutton mince (keema) (मटन का कीमा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Masoor Keema Pulao - SK Khazana

Masoor Keema Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Masoor Keema Pulao - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) soaked overnight 1/2 cup

  • Mutton mince (keema) 1 cup

  • Basmati rice soaked and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Cinnamon broken 1 inches

  • Cloves 4-5

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Large onion chopped 1

  • Chopped tomatoes 1 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Yogurt 1/3 cup

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespo for garnish


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till seeds change colour. Add peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger-garlic paste and onions, mix and sauté till onions turn golden brown.

Step 2

Add tomatoes, mix well, cover and cook till soft and pulpy. Add mutton mince and mix well. Add lentils, mix, cover and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 4

Add yogurt, mix well, cover and cook till oil separates. Add rice, salt, coriander leaves and 3 cups water, mix, cover and cook till fully done.

Step 5

Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve hot.

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