Lamb Keema with Peas

April 30, 2021

Lamb Keema with Peas

Keema is a staple curry in many Bangladeshi and Pakistani homes. This recipe is one of our favourites as it can be made with lamb or goat, but it also tastes great with beef.


  • 350g minced lamb (or beef or goat if you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peas


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaves.
  2. Once they sizzle, add the chopped onions and cook on medium heat until caramelised.
  3. Turn the heat up high and add the minced lamb and cook until the meat has evenly browned. Break up any clusters with a wooden spoon.
  4. Once the meat has browned, add the ginger and garlic paste, salt, chilli powder, tomatoes and turmeric and cook until the tomatoes have broken down.
  5. Add the water and cook for a further 10 minutes, then the garam masala and the peas, simmering for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Season with salt to your liking and serve with rice or paratha.

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