Meat Cutlets To Creamy Upma: Learn How To Cook Chef Kunal Kapoor’s South Indian Menu

Food is everybody’s best friend! Whether you love to cook — or love to watch other people cook — anyone can be a culinary god. Here is where you can manage to create the same dish without a hitch.

Chef Kunal Kapur met the famous Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif and his lovely wife, Pooja Yadav Kaif. Chef Kunal Kapur cooks for them a special menu consisting of different flavours from south India. Learn to cook this south Indian food menu that includes Meat Cutlets, Creamy Upma, PachhiPulusu, and Rocket & Melon Salad.

All the ingredients you need to make yourself some ‘Meat Cutlet’:

½ kg mutton

Salt to taste

1 tsp. turmeric powder

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tbsp. chopped ginger

Few sprigs of curry leaves

2 tbsp. coconut oil

1 tsp. mustard seeds

3 – 4red whole chilli

2 tsp. jeera

Few sprigs of curry leaves

1 tsp. chopped green chillies

1 tsp. chopped ginger

1 tsp. julienned garlic

1 tsp. red chilli powder

1 tsp. turmeric powder

2 tbsp. coriander powder

1/2 cup onion sliced

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup mashed potato

Salt to taste

Few sprigs of chopped coriander

1 tsp. chopped green chillies

Ghee for frying

Here is how you can get the job done:

  • Boil water in a pan and put mutton pieces.
    Add salt, turmeric powder, chopped garlic, chopped ginger and curry leaves.Cook it till it becomes tender.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and put mustard seeds and let it pop.
  • Add red whole chilli, jeera and curry leaves stir it. Add chopped ginger, julienned garlic, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder and stir well.
  • Add cooked mutton, salt, sliced onion and mix well.
  • Add a bit of water and stir and leave it to cook.
  • Once cooked, spread it on a plate and leave it to cool.
  • Mash the cooked mutton with your hand. Add mashed potato, salt, chopped coriander, chopped green chillies and mix it well. Make small cutlet balls out of it.
  • Heat a tawa. Add ghee and cook the cutlets on both sides. Its ready to be served.

All the ingredients you need to make yourself some ‘Creamy Upma’:

1 tsp. oil

1 tbsp. butter

1 tsp. kalonji

1 tsp. chopped ginger

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 slit green chilli

1 tbsp. chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped mushroom

1 cup suji

Few sprigs of curry leaves

4 cups of milk

Salt to taste

2 tbsp. grated cheese

Here is how you can get the job done:

  • Heat a pan, add oil, butter, kalonji, chopped ginger, chopped garlic, slit green chilli, chopped onion, mushroom and saute it.
  • Add suji and curry leaves and stir well.
  • Add milk and keep stirring continuously.
  • Add salt and cheese and mix well. Put it into a serving bowl.

All the ingredients you need to make yourself ‘Pacchi Pulusu’:

1 cup tamarind pulp

1 cup jaggery

2 cups of water

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 tbsp. oil

2 red whole chillies

2 tsp. jeera

1 tsp. mustard

Handful of peanuts

Few sprigs of curry leaves

Salt to taste

Few sprigs of chopped coriander

Here is how you can get the job done:

  • In a big bowl, add tamarind pulp, jaggery, water, sliced onion and mix it well using your hand.
  • Heat a pan, add oil.
  • Add red whole chillies, mustard, groundnuts and curry leaves.
  • Strain the oil and put it in the tamarind jaggery water.
  • Coarsely ground the groundnut mixture and add it in the bowl.
  • Add salt and mix it well. Pour it into serving glasses.

All the ingredients you need to make yourself some ‘Rocket & Melon Salad’: 

2 cups watermelon diced


1/2 garlic clove

2 lemons

1 orange

Pinch of pepper

1 tsp. sesame seeds

1 bunch of rocket leaves

1/4th diced onion

Handful of walnuts

1 cucumber

1 tbsp. honey

Salt to taste

½ cup fried curry leaves

Salt to taste

1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil

Here is how you can get the job done:

  • Cut watermelon into cubes and put it into a bowl.
  • Crush a garlic clove and crush it and chop it.
  • For the dressing, take a bowl, squeeze out lemon juice and orange juice into it.
  • Add crushed garlic, pepper powder, sesame seeds, honey, salt and mix it well.
  • Crush fried curry leaves and add to it.
  • Take the bowl of with watermelon cubes, add rocket leaves, chopped cucumber and salt and mix it well.
  • Add the dressing to it. And mix it well. Its ready to be served.

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