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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spicy Minced Meat (Keema)

My husband used to hate keema as he had a bad experience with it ages ago. I finally made keema for him this week hoping that he will eat it. Instead of eating it directly, i placed the keema in the lebanese bread so that it didnt scare him. He ate it and loved it! So here's the recipe...easy and quick! Enjoy!

Preparation time: approx 10 minutes
Cooking time: approx 30 minutes

  • 1/2 kg minced beef/chicken (use any minced meat you prefer)
  • 2-3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 onions (chop it finely)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 2 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tomatoes (chop it finely)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves


  • Heat the oil in the cooking pot.
  • Add the cumin seeds and fry for 1 minute. 
  • Add the onion and fry until they turn pale brown.
  • Add the ginger and garlic, and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the minced meat, coriander powder,cumin powder and garam masala
  • Stir often to prevent burning until the meat is brown and tender.
  • Add the tomatoes, stir and cook till they are soft and not much water left in the pot.
  • Add lime juice and stir for 1 minute.
  • Turn off the fire. 
  • Add coriander leaves to garnish


  1. why do i have to put lime juice in it
    please explain

  2. Its for garnish, if you do not wish to add lime juice ,its all good.Hope this helps :)