Lamb Keema Matar (Minced Lamb with Peas)

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Make this tasty and nutritious Lamb Keema Matar.  Keema is a generic word for minced meat of any kind. It is an all time favourite with kids.




  1. 500 grams minced Lamb
  2. 1 cup peas
  3. 1 large onion finely diced
  4. 2 large tomatoes finely diced
  5. 6 cloves
  6. 2 Bay leaves
  7. 10 whole black peppers ( crush them lightly)
  8. 2 Black Cardamoms ( Kali (Black) Elaichi)
  9. 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds ( Jeera)
  10. 1 teaspoon Coriander(Dhania) Powder
  11. 1 teaspoon salt( as per your taste)
  12. 1/4 teaspoon Haldi(Turmeric) Powder
  13. 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  14. 1 tablespoon Ginger paste
  15. 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  16. 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  17. 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  18. 2 cups of water
  19. 1/2 cup of finely chopped Coriander leaves( for garnishing)
  20. 1 tablespoon lime juice




  1. Take a heavy bottomed or non stick pan for cooking and put it on medium heat
  2. Add the oil and    add the  Bay leaves, cloves and Black Cardamom and Cumin Seeds
  3. Stir for a minute
  4. Add the garlic paste and stir
  5. Now add the diced onions.
  6. Add  Haldi Powder.
  7. Add Red Chilli Powder.
  8. Add Garama Masala
  9. Add Black Peppers.
  10. Stir for a minute.
  11. Add the tomatoes and cook until the mixture is well cooked and you can see some oil coming out of the mixture.
  12. Add Garam Masala as well now.
  13. Add the minced lamb and mix well for 5 minutes.
  14. Add Ginger Paste.
  15. Add Salt.
  16. Now cover the pan,  and let it cook for another 30 minutes or so. ( keep checking the pan and stir to ensure that the meat does not get stuck to the bottom).
  17. If needed add water.
  18. Once the meat is tender and has dried up you can add some water
  19. Add the peas.
  20. Cover the pan and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  21. Sprinkle some Garam Masala Powder.
  22. Add the lime juice
  23. Add some finely sliced Ginger Juliens
  24. Sprinkle green coriander leaves on top.


Serve it hot with Naan or Rice.

Note: You can also use some yoghurt in the cooking process, add yoghurt once the onion, tomato paste is fully cooked and stir well


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