1/2 kg or 1lb minced meat/chicken
1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp each of haldi/turmeric pwd, garam masala (all spice) pwd n coriander pwd
1 finely chopped green chili or 1/2 tsp red chili pwd
Pptional 1 tsp vinegar
1 medium onion - finely chopped/minced
2 large chopped onions
2-3 red dried chilies
1 half-inch cinnamon stick
3 large ripe tomatoes - chopped
1/2 tsp pepper pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1-2 cups cubed potatoes & carrots plus cauliflower florets
For the meatballs, mix ingredients 1 to 7 above and make 1" meat balls with the mixture - pressing tightly in your palm n then shaping. Set aside.
For the stew, fry ingredients 8 to 14 above in 1tbsp oil in a pressure cooker in the order listed, frying well after adding each item.
Cook till tomatoes soften, then put in the meatballs and vegetables & add water to just about cover the meatballs.
Close and cook for 1 whistle in the pressure cooker or until the meat is cooked. Serve with bread, croutons or rice.
This stew can also work as a base for a gravy of your choice - a tomato and cream based buttery gravy (makhni) or one with coconut milk, etc..