Saturday, April 6, 2013

Rishta / Rista Kashmiri Dish رشتہ کشمیری ڈش

Rishta /Rista is a red coloured Kashmiri Kofta Curry made with lamb/mutton. It is a very delicious and tasty dish from authentic Kashmiri cuisine.

Rishta / Rista

  • Mutton boneless 1 kg
  • Oil   1 cup
  • Onion chopped 3
  • Tomatoes chopped (optional) 3
  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoon
  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 2 tablespoon
  • Besan, dry roasted, 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste
  • Kashmiri red chillies powder 1-2  teaspoon
  • Cumin seed powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Fennel seed powder 2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon
  • Hing (asafoetida0 1 pinch
  • Saffron few threads
  • Moaval (Cockcomb flowers/Celosia flower), for red colouring,  1-2 teaspoon
  •        Moaval is not available in other cities, use red food colour instead if necessary.
  • Mix all spices together to make a spice mixture, divide in two portions, one to be use for kofta and one for curry.
  • Take mutton in a bowl, add one portion of spices, 1/2 quantity of ginger and garlic pastes , and besan. Mix well, then process in an electric food processor (chopper) to a smooth texture.
  • Knead well and make 2 inch size meat ball (kofta). Keep aside.

  • Now fry onion in oil till light golden, remove on a paper towel. Grind the fried onion and keep aside.
  • Now in the same oil add remaining ginger, garlic , 1/2 portion of spices,  fry for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes fry for few more minutes and then add  grinded onion and fry for 1-3 more minutes.
  • Now slowly introduce prepared koftas and cook for 5-10 minutes on low heat.
  • Then add 1-2 cup water and cook till koftas are fully cooked (30-45 minutes).
  • Delicious Rishta are ready to serve.