Rista

Rista (Meat-balls with red gravy)

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Pound boneless meat on a smooth stone with a wooden mallet and add the
    meat fat while pounding.
  2. Make sure the pulp is mixed well to make the round balls.
  3. Add brown cardamom powder, a little salt and 1 teaspoon ginger powder.
  4. After mixing well make round balls about 3 inches diameter.
  5. Heat oil in a large, heavy pan, sauté salt, asafoetida and a glass of
    water and red chili powder.
  6. Keep on stirring until it leaves the red colour.
  7. Add about 8 glasses of water and the rest of the spices and bring to a
    boil.
  8. While the gravy is boiling add meat balls slowly and gently boil for an
    hour.
  9. Add the moval extract and simmer for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve with steaming
    plain rice.

Moval is a dried flower available only in Kashmir.
Generally it is used for coloring dishes. To prepare moval
extract- soak moval in a cup of water for about an hour, drain and store. As an
alternative we may use saffron
extract. Soak 1 tsp saffron in a cup of water and add to the dish.

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