Lamb keema – Minced lamb curry

Growing up, I never liked mutton or lamb. Chicken was my first choice followed by fish or shrimp occasionally. I didn’t like the texture of the meat and so did not enjoy it.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

After getting married, the husband who is a fan of all things meat related and edible, reintroduced it to me. On his insistence, I tried it a few times. He suggested cooking ground mutton or lamb (keema) exactly the way you would cook chicken. I gave it a try and it came out very well. I actually never had lamb before and loved this a lot.

Here is the recipe for my version of the keema curry 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Ground Lamb / Keema
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 3-5 Cardamom
  • 4-6 Cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Green chili (Hot Thai green chili) (slit)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Red onions (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tablespoon Coriander powder
  • ½ tsp Garam masala
  • ¼ cup Coriander / Cilantro (chopped)

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Serves 4

Prep time 5 min

Cook time 15-20 min

Passive time  10 min

Recipe level Easy / Beginner

Spice level 5  (On a scale of 1 to 6)

Shelf life 1-2 days in refrigerator using an air tight container

Serving suggestion Warm

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Instructions:

  • In a deep pot, heat oil.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Add the cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf , green chili and cloves. Saute for a minute.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Add the diced onions.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Once the onions turn translucent add the ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Once the ginger garlic smell is gone, add the ground meat.
  • Close the lid and cook for 5 min.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Add the red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Keep stirring occasionally.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • After a few minutes, you can see the oil separating from the meat.
  • Add the coriander powder.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Mix well and add the garam masala powder.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

  • Cook for 2-3 min and add the chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything.

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Lamb Keema (Lamb Mince Curry) - A traditional Indian curry dish made with Indian spices and topped fresh cilantro leaves. So delicious and comforting with plain rice or flatbread and great for the chilly weather ! - www.clovesandcaramel.com

Serve warm with rice or roti 🙂

Notes:

  • I used peanut oil for this recipe.
  • Do not overcook the meat as it tends to harden pretty quickly.
  • Choose high quality meat for better taste and texture.

Have an nice weekend everyone !!

xo

Sneha

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