Achaar is a Sindhi condiment which is mostly used as a side dish to add a tangy flavor to the food. In olden days achaar was usually made at home by the women of the house. Now, the achaar based dishes like achaar gosht, achaari alu, achaar chicken are swiftly prepared at home with the achaari masala packets you get from the market, but it doesn’t have the same aroma and flavor that originally comes from the province of Sindh. These are the recipes where pickles are added to give it the whole dish a pungent flavor while the achaar masala can also be made at home.

Achari qeema is another pickle based dish, and to its perfection, we have the original Sindhi achaari qeema recipe for you. We used homemade masala to keep its authentic taste.

You will need :

  • ½ Kg minced meat (We used beef)
  • 2 Onions diced
  •  4 Tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoon homemade achaar masala
  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tablespoon  oil
  • 1 cup water

For garnishing·

  • Green chilies
  • Coriander
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

For Homemade achaar masala, you will need

  • 2 teaspoon  methi dana – (Fenugreek seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon zeera – (Cumin seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon kalonji black – caraway
  • 2 teaspoon saanuf- (Fennel seeds)
  • 2 teaspoon red chili
  • 2 teaspoon salt

Method For homemade achaar masala

Grind all the ingredients in a powdered form

Method For Achaari Qeema

  • In a pan, add qeema and let it heat.
  • Add the sliced onions
  • Followed by tomatoes
  • Add 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • Add 2 tablespoon achaar masala
  • Pour 1 cup water and let it cook for 30 – 40 Mins
  • Pour some cooking oil and cook for 2 more Mins

For Garnishing

  • Cut green chilies in half
  • Mix lemon juice and some achaari masala powder
  • Fill the paste in half cut green chilies
  • serve hot with filled green chilies


Ramsha Rehan

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