Monday 19 March 2012

Keema Masala / Stir-fried Indian Minced Meat Masala

Keema masala is very popular in Indian restaurants as a side dish with Maida Parotta or with chapathis... It can be made with chicken, beef or mutton mince.... Usually they add peas along with the mince; but I substituted it with carrots... Keema masala goes well with Indian flatbreads, Palappam or Vellayappam… Also this is great as a wrap inside chappathi, as a topping for keema dosa or can be used as a stuffing for Keema Paratha or stuffed buns or even as a stuffing for Idiyappam...Do try and if you get more ideas on how to use this, do let me know :).... 

Keema Masala / Stir-fried Indian Minced Meat Masala

Preparation time ~ 15 mints
Cooking time ~ 25 mints
Serves ~ 2 
Keema (Minced meat) - 250gm (chicken, beef or mutton)
Onion- 1, chopped finely
Ginger-garlic paste - 1tbsp
Carrot- ½, chopped finely or ½ cup fresh or frozen peas
Oil - 2 tbsp
Homemade Curry powder / Erachi podi (Meat masala) – 1 ½ tbsp (can substitute with 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper powder)
Cumin powder – ½ tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Green chillies- 2, chopped
Tomato -1, medium, finely chopped
Lime juice – 1 tsp
Coriander leaves -2 tbsp finely chopped

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add ginger garlic paste, onion and green chillies and stir fry until light brown.
  • Add keema (mince), carrot and mix well. Reduce heat. Add salt and all the spice powders. Fry for 1-2 minutes. Cook covered on low heat for about 5 minutes, till the mince is cooked.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, stir and cook till they are soft and keema is dry.
  • Finally add coriander leaves and lime juice mix well and turn off the heat.
  • Serve with Indian flat bread or Paalappam.


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  1. Beautiful props, recipe also looks very yummy!

  2. nice recipe...will try with chicken..awesome

  3. Gr8 looking kheema and lovely cutlery set look fab

  4. Looks delicious... Loved your plate n bowl :)

  5. Looks great! And I so want your dinnerware, that cheerful blue and the pattern are amazing.

  6. Simply delicious kheema !! lovely dinnerset !!

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  7. delicious looking masala for filling as well looks wonderful

  8. That's tempting me like hell ! Nicely made and presented..Super captures too !

  9. I make something similar to this but I add some peas too. I just love the combination of the spices, the coriander and the lime juice. It's quick to make and an economical and satisfying family supper. Lovely blue dish in the pic.

  10. That looks wicked good! With that spice combination, it has to be.

  11. thanks for the simple yet tasty recipe for keema. i love mutton/lamp preparations of all hues, specially the kerala ones with coconut milk and tamil nadu 'chukka'. what's up ur sleeves, pl share. i would like to try them for my sons who r crazy like me for "aadu" items.


    anil, karukachal
    (from aamchi mumabai)

  12. Really good keema recipe. I just tried it.



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