Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Vegetable taka tak

What is taka tak??  Taka tak is the name derived from the Lahorean dish 'mutton taka tak'  This entire dish was made from large tawas and using metal spatulas, which on cooking made the sound familiar to 'taka tak' and hence the name.  Here i substituted Mutton mince with vegetable mince(pressure cooked set of vegetables and mashed to form mince-like structure) and regular spices and dish came out quite well... So friends,,, are u ready for a taka-tak?? ;)  ;)

Ingredients required

  • 4 tsp finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 green chilly, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp of mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped, deskinned tomatos (Boil tomatos in hot water for five minutes and remove skin)
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of mixed vegetables like potato, carrot, beans, cauliflower etc
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 1 tsp dhanya powder
  • 2 tsp hung yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp haldi/turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 4-5 tsp of butter
  • Few onion rings, to garnish


In a large tawa, place onions, green peas, green chilly and mint leaves.  Cook for sometime.

Then add tomato pieces, ginger-garlic paste and salt

After ten minutes on simmer flame, add pressure cooked vegetable mince and using two metal spoons crush them to integrate with pre-added ingredients.. so there goes takaaaaaaatak

Furthur add remaining spices like garam masala, chilly powder, yoghurt, dhanya powder and coriander leaves.  

Finally add butter and close lid... cook on a simmer flame

Garnish with onion rings and serve hot with paranthas/roti

Spicy and creamy too!!!

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