A wonderful versatile Indian dish that is very easy to prepare and is incredibly delicious!
Ever heard of lamb Keema before? It’s a lovely Indian dish that is made with lamb mince, and can be used as a base for so many tasty recipes. Being a food blogger means developing and trying new recipes all the time, but lately I’ve been really busy and could only cook for the blog over the weekends, so during the week days we end up eating the same food over and over again for 2 reasons, 1) It’s easier to cook something that you already know and 2) When you get home after a long day and you’re tired, you want to have something that is guaranteed to be filling and satisfying. So I was speaking to my Mum the other day, and we were talking about how we should start trying new dishes that are easy and quick to make. And I’m glad that Simply Beef & Lamb launched the Keema Sutra campaign this month, as we got the chance to try the wonderful lamb Keema recipe.
Simply Beef & Lamb are on a mission to remind the nation about this wonderful dish, how versatile it is, how the lamb mince is affordable and is a great way to switch up boring meals to feed the whole family!
They have also launched this beautiful Keema Sutra flip book that contains many Keema recipes by the Keema Nans, Mampta Gupta and Pervin Todiwala. The Keema Nans share their many years of Indian cooking experience with us, to show us how fun and versatile lamb Keema is.
This recipe that I’m sharing with you today is inspired by one of the recipes from the flip book by the Keema Nans, I cooked it up yesterday and the whole family loved it! I also love the fact that you can make so many things with it not just eat it with rice or naan bread, but you can also make Keema pancakes, nachos, lasagna, pies, tacos or toasties. I love the idea as nothing ever goes to waste with this dish. If there are any leftovers, there are so many things that you can do with them. So today I’ll be making toasties as I don’t have much Keema left and the amount is just perfect for toasties.
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I also created a recipe video for my lamb Keema to show you how easy and quick is this recipe to make. This is the classic lamb Keema which can be used as a base to turn into many different recipes or enjoyed as it is with a spoon, with white rice on the side or with naan bread.
For more delicious Keema recipe videos, check out the Youtube channel of Simply Beef & Lamb.
- 1 large onion
- Fresh ginger (2 cm piece)
- ½ green chilli
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1 lbs (1/2 kg) lamb mince
- 1 fresh tomato (chopped)
- 2 tbsp plain yoghurt
- a pinch of salt
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- 3 tbsp water
- ½ cup green peas, fresh or frozen.
- handful of fresh coriander, to garnish
- Place the onion, ginger and green chilli in a food processor to make a paste.
- Heat oil in a pan or a wok, add the paste and sauté for a minute.
- Add crushed garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant.
- Add the minced lamb, using a wooden spoon start breaking the meat and brown it.
- Add garam masala and continue cooking. Stirring occasionally.
- Add chopped tomatoes, and cook for one minute. Followed by plain yoghurt and mix it in.
- Season with salt, black pepper and add some water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
- Add fresh or frozen peas, reduce heat and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Serve with white rice or fresh naan.
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