KEEMA MATAR

KEEMA MATAR
Nidhi
by Nidhi
A classic North Indian dish bursting with bold flavours of whole spices cooked with minced Lamb in a flavourful onion and tomato sauce.

Serves: 6 people

Prep : 15 mins

Cooking : 40 mins

Health Hack: The variety of whole spices used in this dish not only make it flavourful but have immense anti-inflammatory properties along with boosting immunity, promoting weight loss and helping with digestive processes.

Fresh Ingredients

  • Lamb Mince - 500gms
  • Onions - 2 large, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 3 medium, finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp.
  • Green Peas - ½ cup
  • Green Chilli - 1, Slit lengthwise
  • Fresh Coriander – 2 tbsp, finely chopped

Spices

  • Turmeric Powder - ¼ tsp.
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp.
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder - ½ tbsp.
  • Coriander Powder -1 tbsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp.
  • Black Cardamoms – 1
  • Black Peppercorns – 4
  • Cinnamon Sticks -1 small stick
  • Cloves - 3
  • Bay Leaves - 2

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large bottom pan and keep on medium flame. Add whole spices – bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns and black cardamoms and allow them to sizzle for about 30 seconds. Followed by cumin seeds.
  • Add onions, green chilli and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes. Then add tomatoes and sprinkle a little salt. Cover and cook on low heat for two to three minutes. Uncover and fry the paste until oil separates.
  • Add Kashmiri chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and continue to cook for another minute.
  • Add minced lamb and fry on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Now add water, stir and cover to cook on gentle heat for 15-20 minutes until the mince is even coloured all the way through, water has evaporated and oil separates.
  • Stir in the peas & garam masala powder and cook for a few minutes. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves along with some Indian bread.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
245
159
Energy (kJ)
1,024
664
Carbs (g)
7.1
5.8
Protein (g)
21.9
13.2
Fat (g)
13
8
Sat. Fat (%)
0.8
0.5
Salt (g)
2.85
2.06
Fiber (g)
3.5
2.6

Handy Kitchen Tips

This dish freezes well but make sure you cook without the peas and add peas on the day while warming the dish.
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