Qeema kareyle is one of the famous Pakistani recipe made with beef mince and bitter melon . It’s quite time taking recipe but I tried to make it simple.Lets start step by step.
Qeema :1/2 kg hand chopped
Bitter Melon (Karele): 300 gm
Onion: 2 medium (sliced)
Tomatoes:2 medium (chopped)
Ginger and garlic paste :1 tbs
Chili powder:according to taste
Turmeric powder (Haldi):1 tsp
Coriander powder (Dhania Powder):2 tsp
Paprika powder: 1.5 tsp
Salt :to taste
Tamarind paste:1 tsp
Achar masala: 1tbs (prepared)
Ingridents for Achar masala :
Fennel seed (Saunf):2 tsp
Mustard seed (Rayee Dana):2 tsp
Fenugreek seed (Methi Dana):1/2 tsp
Coriander seed (Sabut Zeera ):2 tsp
Nigella seed (Kalonji):1 tsp
Grind all ingredients in a coffee grinder, stored in dry glass jar.can be used up to 6 months.
First you need to peel and cut the bitter melon aka karela,soak in salted water and leave it for 1 hour.wash it with tap water ,drain the water and Dry karelye slices on paper towel.
Heat oil in cooking pan/pot,shallow fry karalye slices to golden brown,remove from oil and set aside.
In same oil fry onion to light golden brown,add ginger garlic paste sauté it now add red chilli powder,turmeric powder, dhania powder,paprika powder,salt and achari masala (recipe given above). Cook onion and dry ingredients , mixed well ,add water and make masala.Cook it for 5-10 mins.
Now add Qeema , mixed well with masala,cook it Medium /low heat . Add water if required it should be near to cook when you add tomatoes .Add tomatoes cook it 15 mins.When oil separates from the edges, add fried karyele slices and put on low flame for another 15 mins.Add tamarind paste and mixed it well and leave on low flame for 5 mins.Qeema karalye is ready to served.Garnish with chopped green chilies and hara dhania,serve with rôti or naan ..enjoy!!