Peas Keema

Peas keema is made of Peas, minced meat and Indian spices.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 10-15 mins

Serves : 4-5

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Cuisine : Indian»Side Dish»
Tags :

Main Ingredient : Lamb/Mutton
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Peas - 225g
  • Minced Meat - 100g
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Tomato - 2 small
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1 (optional)
  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch long strip
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 3 tblsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp for the end (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required

Spice powders:

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 for medium spicy or 2 tsp for very spicy
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin (Jeera) powder - 1/2 tsp

Method :
  1. Rinse the Keema well in water and drain it.
  2. Chop the onion, tomato and chilli.
  3. Heat a pan and add a tsp of oil and the keema.
  4. Brown them until all the water is evaporated.
  5. Remove them from pan and set aside.
  6. Heat a pressure cooker pan and add rest of the oil.
  7. Add cinnamon, onion and saute for few minutes until onion becomes light brown.
  8. Add ginger-garlic paste, chopped tomatoes and all the spice powders.
  9. Stir well and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  10. ** Add keema, about 1/4 cup of water and salt.
  11. ** Pressure cook until 2 whistles or for about 3 minutes under pressure. Switch off.
  12. ** Open the lid when all the pressure is gone.
  13. Add peas to the pan of keema and let it cook for about 1-2 minutes without the lid.
  14. Add oil and let it boil until it becomes thick.
  15. Garnish with coriander leaves.
​** - If the pressure cooker is not available, replace the steps 10-12 above (starting with the symbol **) with the following steps and continue to step 13 above.

  1. Add keema, about 3/4 cup of water and salt to a 1 litre pan.
  2. Cover and cook for about 18-20 minutes. Open the lid , stir few times and make sure there is enough water left for the minced meat to be cooked.

Notes : It is suitable for Rice and Sambar, Mung Dhal curry, Rasam, Dhal, Tamarind Egg Curry, Tamarind egg omlette curry or Garlic curry. Click here for vegetable keema.

Other Names : Peas kaima, pattaani kaima


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