Thursday 6 September 2007

Lamb Keema Recipe

I made Lamb Keema tonight and it tasted fantastic!

I served it with Punjabi Basmati Rice that was fragranced with star anise and clove. Both dishes complimented each other so very well. We really enjoyed eating this lamb keema recipe, I am sure you will enjoy it just as much!

250g Lean Lamb Mince
1 Medium Onion (diced then blended)
1 Small Onion (chopped)
1 Red Capsicum (chopped)
1 Green Capsicum (chopped)
1 Red Chili
1/2 Green Chili
2 Inch Fresh Ginger
3-4 Small Garlic Cloves

1/2 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Garam Masala
Pinch Cumin Seeds
Pinch Coriander Seeds
Pinch Fennel Seeds
Pinch Dried Mint
Pinch Dried Coriander
Pinch Dried Methi
Pinch Salt + Black Pepper(optional)
Olive Oil

Fry up your sliced onion until golden brown then add your blended onions and cook until it goes golden and more dry. Blend up your chili, garlic and ginger (you may need a tiny drop of water also) and add to your pan - turn down the heat a simmer.

Blend up your tomatoes and stir well keep simmering.

Add your fennel seeds, turmeric, paprika, cumin seeds and coriander seed. Stir well. You can drizzle in a little more oil if needed.

Add your red and green peppers/capsicums. Keep simmering.

Add your lamb and keep stiring well. Then add your dried herbs ground cumin and ground coriander. Add a drizzle of water(remember not too much water you don't want to turn your keema into a stew!)

Keep simmering add your Garam Masala with a drop more oil.

Simmer for a few more minutes stiring well.

I ate my lamb keema with basmati rice - once I boiled the rice I added a star anise and 3 cloves to my pan before I steamed the rice off with a lid. The rice was just lightly fragranced it went perfect with my lamb keema!


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Suganya said...

Hi Jeena this is looking YUM!..... Lovely colourful.... nice....

Meera's Blog said...

wow,yum yum yummmmmm,pls send some:)

Seena said...

Oh My Jeena,I feel hungry...


hi Jeena ,

Thanks for visiting my blog ....great to see this lovely recipe .....used to be a favorite of mine :-) maybe I will make it again one of these days ..Keep up the cooking and blogging ...

Thistlemoon said...

This is wonderful Jeena! I just make my first curry about a month ago and it just happened to be a Kheema! Yours is a bit different though, and looks amazing! I love the way the sauce in yours turns kind of pinkish! Very yummy indeed!

FH said...

Slurp!!!!!! Jeena, this is really great looking dish girl!:))
Thanks, kids would love it.

Lissie said...

basmati rice and keema...i can smell the aroma! the pictures look tempting!!!

Padma said...

I love Lamb Kheema, specially with green peas and eaten with Indian Bread/pav...your version with peppers is new avenue for me to try...thanks for commenting on Shahi Mutton kofta curry

Kribha said...

Delicious looking lamb kheema and a nice recipe. I do it pretty much the same way, except that I have not used capsicums, methi and mint. Will try your version next time. Thanks for sharing.

Finla said...

Kheema looks great

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Sukanya thanks for comment. :)

Hey Meera sure will! :D

Hi Seena thanks for stopping by. :)

Hey Spice of Life Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Hi Jenn Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Hey Asha yeah its not too spicy for the kids. :)

Hi Lissie thanks for comment. :)

Hi Padma I love keema with peas too! I agree lovely with bread. :)

Hi Kribha let me know how it goes next time. :)

Hey Happ thanks for comment. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeena this dish looks great : ) And the rice looks really fluffy. For some reason I always have trouble cooking my brown basmati rice. How exactly is your method of boiling and then steaming?

Chef Jeena said...

Hey Carolina :) Here is how I cook my basmati rice.......I bring my water to the boil then I rinse my rice in a sieve to get as much of the starch out as I can. I generally just use enough water to cover my rice twice, double the amount of rice.......I boil it for approx 10 minutes then I put a lid on the pan and turn the heat off... I leave it for a another 15 minutes or so to steam. I might do a recipe for you Carolina that might help. :) If you are cooking with brown rice you may want to boil it for longer because of the texture. I hope this helps. :)

Peter M said...

Hi Jeena, I can see that visiting your blog will be a spice-fest...I love it!

jdbauer said...

Oh my GOD, I love your Keema! I can smell it and I haven't even cooked it yet.

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog and for informing me of yours. I think I'll become a regular.

And beautiful photos too. It would be great to have you as a guest star on my show. If you're ever in South DK let me know. I'm all about spice.

Shella said...

Looks so flavorful & delicious Jeena

Ratna said...

jeena, for the lamb keema, how many tomatoes should I use?

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Mind Haven thanks stopping by my blog, I will update my ingredients list thankyou for letting me know. You can use 2-3 medium sized tomatoes chopped then blended.

If you need to know any more about my recipes do let me know.

This keema recipe is very delicious I am sure you will love it.

Thanks Jeena x

Ratna said...

dearest jeena, i tried it and it's superb! I substituted the mince meat with vegetarian lamb meat substitute since i'm a vegetarian. my boyfriend enjoyed it very much!:) thank you.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Mind Haven, I am happy you enjoyed my lamb keema recipe, I also use meat substitutes sometimes and it can taste just as delicious as meat you are right.

Thank you for letting me know how the recipe went. Do come back to check out my latest recipes. :-)

Thanks again, take care Jeena x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeena!!

Thank you so much for such a fab recipe. I love all veggies & chillies chunky, so didn't blend.

Love couscous so had that instead.

Proper happy meal.

Thanx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx B*

Chef Jeena said...

Hi B, I'm glad you liked my lamb keema recipe thank you fo rthe great feedback.

Keep logging on to my food recipe blog becaue I update daily. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Anonymous said...

I just made this and it was delicious. My husband loved it too.

Anonymous said...

Recipe looks good! Photos really help novice like me to actually attempt cooking.
btw, what do you mean blend onions/tomatos?

Thanks again for posting this recipe!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there, chop the onions roughly and place into a small blender to form a paste, the same applies for the tomatoes.

If you do not have a blender you can grate the onions or dice them as small as you can. Also a tin of tomatoes or some passata can work ok in this recipe.

Do tell others to visit as I update daily with brand new recipes.

Thanks, Jeena. :-)

Anonymous said...

mmmmmm...... yummyyyyyyyy

Payal said...

Wow. The pics look so good. I am about to try this recipe now!

Anonymous said...

you didnt mention how many tomatoes to use...