May 15, 2018

Monday Chit Chat With a HomeChef - Yasmin Musthakeem

Hi Friends,

Back to Monday Chit chat after a break. I was not active in social media pages and blog due to unavoidable trip and network issue. Extremely sorry for that. And no more delay, introducing my special guest and a fabulous HomeChef Yasmin Musthakeem. I got to know her through one of my foodie friend Adaikkammai Annamalai who is also her best friend and schoolmate. I do know much about Yasmin but from her lovely chit chat I can feel the passion of cooking. She was so generous to share her favorite recipe and it is my great pleasure to have it on my page. Thank you so much Yasmin for being my special guest :)

Now, Let's hear from Yasmin...

Priya: Love to hear a few words about you and your passion and who is your greatest support ?

Yasmin : I am a homemaker, mom of a 2 year old daughter. I am living in Bangalore, but my native is Muthupet. A small town near Thiruvarur where we can get extraordinary seafoods and the best fusion of Srilankan and Tamil cuisine. At the beginning I didn't have any special interest in cooking. But later on family got addicted to my cooking, which gave me a passion for cooking.

Priya : Your favorite chef, favorite cooking show and favorite cookbook?

Yasmin: My mom and my co-sister are my favorite chefs. Whichever I cook has a trace of them in it. I have learnt a lot from them.

Priya : Can you share us about your first cooking experience and the recipe which you tried first ?

Yasmin : Sure, I cooked for the first time was in the middle of my teens. As my mom was not feeling well I prepared a simple veg lunch for my family lunch turned out a super disaster. After marriage, I learned a lot from my co-sister.

Priya : Please share some kitchen tips or secrets of yours...

Yasmin : Well, for me, there is no any special tips or secrets. The main thing is we should have the love for cooking and love for whom we are cooking. May its filmy but this is my secret.

Priya : When your house filled with sudden guests.. What would be your quick menu ?

Yasmin: Its definitely Poo Adai, Onion Bajji & Ginger Cardamom tea. A simple yet delicious, less time consuming menu.

Priya: What's your family's most favorite recipe which you cook?

Yasmin : Ah ! My husband loves my Murthaba. My co-sister is addicted to all my gravy. My little princess is a big fan of my halwas and payasams.

Priya: What do you like on my blog and please share your suggestions to improve mine.

Yasmin : I love your blog. I am learning a lot from it. I am just a beginner and I'm not mature enough to give suggestions to an expert like you. You are doing a great job. Keep going.

Here comes a delicious and tasty recipe..


MUTTON THOKKU.

Ingredients

Mutton keema : 250 grams
Onion : 4
Tomato : 2
Green chillies : 3
Ginger garlic paste : 2 tablespoons
Bay leaf : 1
Coriander leaves : a handful
Chilli powder: 1 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder: 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Oil : 3 tablespoons
Salt : to taste
Tomato ketchup : 1 tablespoon (optional)

Method

1. In a pressure cooker add mutton keema, 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, little salt and 2 glasses of water.

2. Close the lid and let it cooked for 4 whistles.

3. Heat oil in a kadaai. Add bay leaf.

4. Then add onion and green chillies and saute well untill the onion becomes golden brown.

5. Then add remaining ginger garlic paste and saute well untill the raw smell goes.

6. Then add tomato and saute well untill it becomes mashy.

7. Add chilli powder, cumin powder and tomato ketchup (optional)

8. Add salt if needed and mix everything well

9. Once the mixture oozes out oil add the cooked mutton keema with the stock water.

10. Keep it in high flame for 5 minutes and stir in between to avoid getting burnt.

11. Once the mixture achieves semi gravy consistency, switch off the flame.

12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Thank you so much Yasmin for participating in my event. It is a great pleasure for me to have your delicious recipe on my page. Loved your Chit Chat and nice to know about your signature recipes liked by your loved ones. I am sure, that is the greatest happiness in the world. Being a non-veg lover, I loved your recipe and will try it sometime. All the very best for your bright future and may all your dreams come true :)

                                        Have a great week ahead friends!


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