Shabdegh Recipe

published by mdkshareef on Nov 11, 2011

Shabdegh Recipe is tasty recipe.

A classic of Indian muslim cookery.

Ingredients for 4-6 servings:

¼ kg meat, cut into pieces

½ kg turnips

2 large onions

¼ cup curd

3 tbsp oil

3-4 cloves

5 cm cinnamon, broken into small pieces

2 black cardamoms

4 green cardamoms

1 tbsp cumin seeds

3-4 bay leaves

1 ½ tbsp ginger garlic paste

½ tbsp red chili powder

½ tbsp garam masala powder

½ tbsp aamchur

1 tbsp salt


Wash and drain the meat, peel and wash the turnips, and cut into chunks. Slice theonions. Beat the curd till smooth and blended.


Heat the oil, burning it if using mustard oil. Lower the heat, add the whole spices and bay leaves, and fry for a few moment till fragrant.

                Add the meat, onions, ginger garlic paste, and spice powders. Cook over high heat till dry, stirring often. Bhuno till the oil separates, adding ¼ cup water once or twice as it dries.

                Add the curd and continue to stir over high heat till dry. Bhuno again till dry.

                Add the salt and 1 ½ cups water, bring to the boil and cook under pressure for 8-9 minutes, till the meat is ¼ done.

                Let the pressure go down, open the cooker and add the turnips. Bring back to the boil and continue cooking till the meat and turnips are tender, about 10-12 minutes, or 2 minutes under pressure.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Meg Smith
    December 14th, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    Sounds spicy and filling.

  2. # 2 by Kristie Claar
    December 29th, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    good recipe to share

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