Beef Keema

"Meat and potatoes -- just "different." I love this dish so much. I haven't made it in ages but now that I'm posting it I think I'll have to make it again soon. So delicious!"
photo by JustJanS photo by JustJanS
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photo by JustJanS photo by JustJanS
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  • In large deep frying pan, heat oil over moderate heat.
  • Add onion and cook about 3 minutes.
  • Sitre in garlic and ginger and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add beef and cook until no longer pink.
  • Drain fat (if desired).
  • Add coriander, cumin, pepper, turmeric, cinnamon and 1 tsp of the salt.
  • Cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Stir in potatoes, yogurt/sour cream and milk.
  • Cover.
  • Bring to barely a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and simmer 5 minutes more.
  • Stir in frozen peas and 1/2 tsp salt.
  • Simmer about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice and cilantro.

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  1. sugarpea
    I loved this dish, too. Creamy, slightly tangy, spicy (but not overly so) and rich-yum. Very easy to put together and both prep and cooking times were accurate. Definitely not boring meat and potatoes.
  2. Angel91805
    A definite favorite! I've made it twice now and my family just loves it. We've only just recently started experiencing Indian cuisine and we love it. The only kheema dish we've tried before had more of a tomato base to it, and it was good, but we prefer this one. Next time I might add some cauliflower and have sort of a kheema/aloo gobi mix. Yum! Thanks, Jane, for posting!
  3. pansregnig
    I made this as directed for a party. I used yogurt. This is great! and surprisingly several of the kids liked it too.
  4. nsomniak6
    I was looking for a one-dish meal that was a little different than my usual chili-mac. I was a little leery with this one because I have made some disastrous Indian meals, but I am thrilled that I went for it. I pretty much followed exactly and added Greek yogurt and 1% milk. I cut up the potatoes pretty small due to the other reviewers saying it took longer to get them done and it took the exact time that it stated. My whole family loved this! I will be making this often!
  5. EURrosa1
    Quite good. The lemon juice gives it a nice twist, together with all the spices. Only didn't have peas, that I am sure would have been a very nice addition. I believe it would be great with cubbed instead of ground meat.


  1. Chef.Jules
    This was delicious. I didn't have fresh ginger so I used 1 tsp of ground. Also, used evaporated milk instead of whole milk. We had a neighbor boy over to eat with us, who happens to be Indian. He said it was very "authentic." Thanks!



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