Recipes

Keema (Ground Meat Indian style)

Keema is an absolute favorite in my home. It is a flavorful Indian dish made from ground lamb/ beef/ goat meat relished with naan or bread.

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It is a pretty quick recipe which is sure to make your tastebuds explode. Do give it a try if you haven’t already! Oh yeah, and don’t get overwhelmed by the long list of ingredients because trust me, it’s a really simple dish.

Ingredients:

  1. Ground Lamb/Beef/ Goat meat – 1.5 lb.
  2. Onion – 2
  3. Tomatoes – 1
  4. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Bay leaves – 2 to 3
  6. Peppercorn – 3 to 4
  7. Ginger Garlic paste/ Minced Ginger & Garlic – 1 tbsp
  8. Red Chilli powder – 2 tbsp (can be reduced as per liking)
  9. Cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  10. Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
  11. Garam masala powder (optional) – 1 tsp
  12. Lime juice
  13. Cilantro
  14. Salt as per taste

Directions:

  1. Chop the onions, tomatoes and cilantro.
  2. Take some oil in a large skillet and add cumin seeds, bay leaves and peppercorn to hot oil. When the cumin seeds start sizzling, add the chopped onion. Saute the onions until they turn golden brown and then add ginger garlic paste. Let it cook for another minute or so.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 2 more minutes. Then you are ready to add the dry spices – chilli, coriander and cumin powder. Add salt as per taste. Note that you can add or reduce the chilli powder as per your liking.
  4. After all the spices are combined, add the ground meat. I used ground lamb meat as it is a favorite in our home. Mix properly. Keep the flame on medium to high heat and let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Add a pinch of garam masala (optional) for added flavor and let it simmer for a minute.
  5. Garnish with chopped cilantro and lime juice. Serve it hot with butter naan or bread and there you go – dinner is served!!Β 

P.S. Β Many people also like adding peas or potatoes in this recipe.

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40 Comments

  • TheLittleIngredients

    June 25, 2015

    Looks fantastic and flavorful! Also pretty fast, which is key πŸ™‚

    • Smiling Notes

      June 25, 2015

      Thanks a lot…yes that’s the key πŸ˜‰

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  • Itsmine

    June 25, 2015

    yummy!

  • Love Served Daily

    June 25, 2015

    Looks yumm

  • theuglyducklingslife

    June 25, 2015

    It’s one of the yummiest and easiest thing. My mum usually makes the keema vali daal with jeera rice and pickled salad. I love that too.

  • Linda Fernandes

    June 25, 2015

    Woooooow so inviting

  • themissshweta

    June 25, 2015

    This is so tempting, Shamira once I tried mutton keema but it turned out very chewy ? is there anything I can add to make it soft?

    • Smiling Notes

      June 25, 2015

      Aww..yes mutton or any red meat for that matter can become chewy if it’s overcooked. You need to ensure that it’s cooked just right. Also, in my opinion, the best part of mutton for making softer and juicier keema is the shoulder and leg meat πŸ™‚ Hope that helps Shweta.

      • themissshweta

        June 25, 2015

        Oh I didn’t know that! I’m gonna note this the next time I’m buying the meat (bdw talking of mutton, I’m hungry again :D) ty for this tip ?

        • Smiling Notes

          June 25, 2015

          Glad I could be of some help πŸ™‚ Hahah yes I’m the same too..just talking about food makes me hungry lol

  • youthfoodblog

    June 25, 2015

    Very informative recipe!

  • Prynka@MyDiary

    June 27, 2015

    looks yummy and mouth watering πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

    • Smiling Notes

      June 27, 2015

      Thank you so much Prynka! Hope you are doing well.

      • Prynka@MyDiary

        June 27, 2015

        πŸ™‚ I’l be trying this recipe as a surprise to my guest tomorrow πŸ˜€ thanks again πŸ˜€

        • Smiling Notes

          June 27, 2015

          Wow that’s great Prynka!! Be sure to let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚ and like I mentioned in the recipe, adjust the spiciness as per your liking πŸ™‚

  • Liz

    June 27, 2015

    I totally love the photos. They are stunning. and I love ground beef too. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!

    • Smiling Notes

      June 27, 2015

      Thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚ You have a beautiful blog Liz!

  • Liz

    June 27, 2015

    Oh thank you! you’re so kind. Lovely weekend to you too!!!!

  • Roxanne | The Lemon And Jar

    July 5, 2015

    Yum yum!! My boyfriend’s family makes something similar and I love it!! Thanks for sharing. Love your work!

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    • Smiling Notes

      July 5, 2015

      Thanks a lot!!! And thank you for checking out my blog!! I love your blog a lot ??

  • Creative Crafts DIY

    October 22, 2015

    Mouth watering…. My kid and myself a very good fan for this recipe. We do eat every alternate day. Love the way you cook. ?

    • Smiling Notes

      October 23, 2015

      Oh that’s so cool that you like keema! It indeed is a mouth watering dish ? thank you for your sweet comment

  • M. L. Kappa

    December 16, 2015

    Must try this! I love Indian food and have a Madhur Jaffrey cookbook

    • Smiling Notes

      December 16, 2015

      Thank you so much! So glad to know that you love Indian food ?

  • Lala Rukh

    December 16, 2015

    I love Keema Alu you know, being a Pakistani housewife I have to cook them almost once in two weeks lol. Your recipe is great with some amazing spices there.

    • Smiling Notes

      December 16, 2015

      Haha wow I would love to have it once in two weeks. Is keema aloo the same as keema pattice?

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