Sunday, June 6, 2010

Kheema Vada/Minced Meat Patties

These have been the all time favorite in the family and my ammama (maternal grandmother) could make this in a jiffy and also made different kinds of non veg as well as vegetarian vadas and no one could make out the difference whether it was a veg or a non veg dish which always kept us guessing what was the main ingredient she used. Miss her as well as her cooking a lot.


Kheema(Mutton) :1/2 Kg
Onions: 4 medium 2 (finely chopped) and 2 (sliced)
Green Chillies: 10
Mint Leaves: 1 bunch
Coriander: 2 bunches, 1 finely chopped
Cinnamon: 1 1 inch piece
Cloves: 4
Ginger Garlic Paste: 2 tsp
Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
Coconut: 1/2 a coconut
Puttnal pappu: 3 tbs powdered
Egg: 2 for binding
Salt: to taste
Oil: Frying


Boil the kheema with turmeric and water, there should be no water left and the kheema should be 3/4th cooked. In a kadai take abt a 1 tsp of oil and in that saute the 2 sliced onions along with the mint leaves, 1 bunch of coriander, the Cinnamon, green chilles, cloves and then grind it to a paste. Grind the boiled Kheema as well separately but do not make it into a paste it shouls still be coarse. Grind the coconut as well but without water. Mix Kheema, the sauteed paste and the coconut and to this add the finely chopped onion, 1 bunch of coriander, eggs, puttnal pappu powder and salt. Shape them into vada and deep fry them. Serve it hot with your choice of sauce or mint chutney.

Recipe by: Mrs Sarala Padmarao
Posted by: Pavithra Arcot


  1. looks very delicious..I will try this out with chicken..

  2. Please give the English word for Puttnal Pappu

    Thanks and regards


  3. The english word for Puttnal Pappu (it is puffed split red chikpea)

  4. Hi Neville u can substitute with bread crumbs