Monday, February 04, 2008

Keema Matar

Keema matar, a combination of minced meat and green peas, this will be a dish to go with roti and paratha's.


2 cups - Mince meat
3/4 cup - Green peas
1 big - Onion, chopped finely
1'' piece - Ginger, chopped finely
1 tbsp - Garlic, crushed
2 medium - Tomatoes, chopped
2 small - Cinnamon sticks
2 pods - Cardamom seeds, crushed
3 - Cloves
1 - Bay leaf
1/2 tsp - Coriander powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp - Cunim powder
1/2 tsp - Red chili powder
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves to garnish


1) Mix coriander, turmeric, red chili and cumin powder with little water, salt to taste and set aside.

2 ) Heat oil in a pan and fry onions until golden brown. Add garlic, ginger, tomatoes, cardamom, cinnamom, cloves, bay leaf and fry for 3 - 4 minutes. Add the powder paste and continue frying for a minute.

3 ) Add minced meat, peas and fry for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until meat turns brown. Add 1 and 1/4th cup boiling water to the meat. Cover and cook on low heat until meat is cooked and the gravy is thick. Now you can further cook without the lid, till all the water is used up. Add little oil and fry the meat. Garnish with corinader leaves.

Serve hot with roti, paratha or rice.


Asha said...

I made Chilli for Super Bowl, almost like this but with Kidney beans. Looks great Pravs!:))

Kalai said...

I was just thinking about this dish the other day because my mother used to make it every so often. And here you have the recipe! Awesome, Pravs! Will try your version. :)

Seema said...

Great one Pravs!Love the presentation & the dish! Its so cute :-)

Seena said...

Hubby choses this when we take parottas as parcel..:)

Pravs said...

Asha : oh, i should give that a try then with kidney beans.

Kalai :Isn't that something ? do try this recipe and let me know if it was anything like how your mom makes it :)

Seema : Thanks :D

Seena : Oh you like keema matar :)

Mishmash ! said...

cant this be a filling for parathas too ?

Mansi Desai said...

Pravs, I don't eat keema, but that sure looks inviting:) and your leaf-shaped plate is so pretty!!

Sig said...

oh I love this, goes well with dosa too, stuffed inside like masala dosa.. :) Love that platter btw!

Purnima said...

Pravs..looks great! Lovely dish..nice presentation, loved your leaf-shape dish!

Pravs said...

Mishmash : sure, this will be good to stuff in paratha.

Mansi : Thanks :D

Sig : That's a good suggestion. I should try with dosa.

Purnima : thanks :D

Shankari said...

man o man..u come up with such interesting recipes

ammu said...


which meat we have to use... ?looks good.. thanks

Pravs said...

Ammu : Thanks :) Goat meat or beef.

Padma Gopinath said...

Hi Pravs.. I just came across ur Blog very recently ... its an Awesome blog ... today i tried this recipe ... it was very tasty.. we loved this recipe.. I am going to try many other recipes from ur blog very soon.. :-)

Pravs said...

padma : Thanks for coming by ..trying this recipe and for the feedback. Absolutely.. do try all my recipes :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Hi as i was browsing found this this also ur site.Looks like some one has copied ur recipe...

Anonymous said...

accidentally landed here...tried out the keema mattar...Awesome!!!