Keema Matar - Delicious Indian everyday food with spicy meat and peas

This dish is full of flavor!



Minced meat

  • 1 kg minced meat / ground high ribs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 5 cloves mashed garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 pcs green chili
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt.

Keema Matar

  • 1 pcs minced meat mixture (see recipe above)
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 pcs cinnamon stick
  • 1 pcs red onion
  • 5 cloves garlic (mashed)
  • 2 tsp cummin seeds
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 4 pcs green cardamom seeds
  • 2 dl water
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • 300 gram green frozen peas
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 0,5 pcs lemon (juice only)
  • 0,5 tsp salt

This dish is very famous and popular in both India and Pakistan. Previously, this dish was considered party food, but now it is often a little more everyday food. Here, minced meat of either beef or lamb is used and lots of flavor is added! Towards the end of the cooking time, plenty of peas are added. The dish is best enjoyed with naan bread or roti.

Here I will show you the recipe that turns minced meat into something magically good!

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Step 1

I start by seasoning the minced meat. Measure out the different spices that should be in the minced meat. Pour all this and water together with the minced meat in a bowl and knead well. Add yogurt and mix this in as well. Leave to marinate for a minimum of 1 hour. It can be left for many hours and then the flavors will settle even better.

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Step 2

Find a large pan and add butter and oil. Add the spices, finely chopped red onion and garlic. Cook for a few more minutes until the onion is completely shiny. Stir regularly so nothing burns. After 5-10 minutes I add the minced meat. Fry the minced meat until it is cooked through. Now add some water and bay leaves and stir. Turn down the heat to medium minus and put on a lid. Now let the dish simmer for 45 minutes.

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Step 3

When there are 10 minutes left to serve, I add frozen peas and mix well. Put the lid on and wait another 10 minutes. Now the dish is getting ready. Finish with a little finely chopped coriander and lemon juice. Taste if the dish needs a little more salt. Now you can serve a delicious Keema Matar! This dish is best enjoyed with naan bread or roti, but you can also use rice. Good luck.

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