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Thursday, 19 March 2009

Keema Mattar / Keema matar - Minced Lamb curry with green peas

Keema Matar is Minced meat( lamb) cooked with green peas. It has a splendid texture and very tasty.
Here goes the Keema matar recipe

Ingredients :

Minced meat - 200 grms
Ginger and Gralic paste : 10 tsp
Onion - 1 ( chopped)
Tomatoes - 1 ( Chopped)
Capsicum Pepper - 1 ( chopped) optional
Coriander Leaves - 1 handful ( Optional)
Salt - taste
Garam Masala - 2 tsp
poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp ( Or according to taste )
Green peas - 1/2 cup ( frozen ), can use fresh green peas, but have to cook it before adding to the dish.
Oil - To fry

Preparation :

* Heat the oil and fry the onions, tomatoes and ginger and garlic , Fry till the raw smell disappears.
* Then make it cool and then grind it into fine paste, by adding water.
* If you are using coriander leaves, add it now and grind it into paste ( this is optional)

* Then take a pan, add oil and add the paste and fy for few mins.
* Then add the minced meat.( lamb)

* mix well and add the chilly powder, salt, Garam masala and chopped pepper and green peas and fry for 20 min to 30 mins , till it come dry.

Thats it......Keema matar is ready. Garnish and serve hot.

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  1. Wow...that looks kheema, I make it quite often but with chicken or turkey. Great stuffing for sandwiches and rolls. Yours looks very tempting.

  2. yummmm, this looks delicious; I make a similar preparation for filling samossas and parottas; will go well with a simple rassam too;

  3. Just I wonder if I will be able to get garam masala in Bangkok ??


  4. Thanks poornima.......Yes, it is great stuffing for sandwiches and also for samosas..Hope you like it

  5. Thanks Akal, yeap it will go well with rasam.....Hope you enjoy it

  6. No worries Huevoscocodrilo, i will soon post you the recipe of garam masala....Hope it will be helpful...

  7. From the pictures, it looks like something green like green chilies or cilantro were also ground with the onion paste.

  8. hi anonymous,.Its the coriander leaves which i grinded with the onion paste, thats why it looks green in colour ( It is optional, i just added it instead of granishing, so that my daughter dont avoid eating it)... Hope this is helpful and thanks for your comments.

  9. I have updated the points on the recipe...Thanks for commenting...Keep posting your wonderful feedback.......

  10. hi lavanya,ur receipes r great and yummmmm... when we should add poppy seeds in keema??

  11. Hi deepa, add the poppy seeds while adding the chilly powder. Hope it is helpful. Thanks you