Street food has become all the rage here in Barcelona… Where isn’t it..? It’s trendy and fun and easy food… served from colourful, animated trucks at various events especially held for these mother vehicles… it’s so much fun and just makes for a great day out!
But to me, street food means INDIA….completely! I mean, I have immense love for the street food vendors back home… always working away at such speed, dishing out plate after plate, non stop, nevermind the heat or rain… and everytime, each dish will pack a punch of flavour… there’s really nothing like it… Whether it’s a “frankie”… a chapati rolled and stuffed with chicken or paneer, bhelpuri, pav bhaji…mashed up tangy spicy veggies served on sweet bread rolls… When in India, DO street food… that is, if you have a strong, iron clad stomach… it is not for the faint hearted or faint tummy in this case… but one has to at least go and observe the goings on on the bustling streets… it’s a world on its own!
Now back home, we have an extremely popular, typical street food dish: Kheema Pav… which basically is lamb kheema:https://anjalinachugani.com/lamb-kheema-curry/ , in a sweet, soft bread bun.. so it’s kind of like a hamburger in terms of reference… but the kheema is loose not packed into a pattie… and it’s garnished with loads of onions and coriander… perfectly sloppy and spicy … just the right kind of street food…
I have done a slightly different take on this… just because I happened to be making my mum’s awesome lamb curry… but I was a little bored thinking about white rice or just plain chapatis… ( the things we think about….)….So I thought, ok, why not try it in buns..?
Simple stuff… but SO SO delish… And I think it’s great for a summer party… just pile up the buns and the extras… onion rings, coriander, lettuce, cucumber.. choices of pickles… have the curry all ready and warm and let everyone help themselves… less work for you, more fun for them! win win!!
- For the lamb curry:
- 800 gms (1 1/2 lb) lamb cut into cubes
- 1 large can crushed tomatoes
- 3 Onions (chopped)
- 1 Green chillie
- 2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- 4 tsp Red chilli powder (optional)
- 2 tsp Coriander powder
- 2 tsp Turmeric powder
- 2 tsp Cumin powder
- 1 cup yoghurt
- 6 tbsp Oil
- 4 Bay leaves
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- Salt to taste
- coriander leaves for garnish
- 1 onion cut into rings
- fresh coriander
- soft white bread buns/ burger buns
- Grind ginger and garlic to make a paste.
- Fry chopped onions, green chillie, ginger-garlic paste and bay leaves till golden brown.
- You can also blend the onions, ginger and garlic together in a blender, and fry them all together.
- Mix mutton chops and salt.
- Cook till lamb turns dry.
- Now add crushed tomatoes.
- Mix red chilli powder, garam masala, coriander powder,cumin powder and turmeric powder.
- Now add yoghurt and mix it well.
- Cook till lamb is soft., about 1 hour
- Garnish with fresh chopped coriander
- Now put your buns together!!! Layer onions, coriander, a couple of spoons of the curry, onions and coriander again, and serve immediately!!!
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