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Authentic keema with peas recipe.

Authentic Keema Recipe – Mince Curry with Peas

Ed Chef
This authentic keema recipe will show you how to make a rich, flavoursome curry with mince and peas! It's the very best mince curry recipe you'll find.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 400 g Mince beef or lamb
  • 1 lrg Onion white or brown
  • 400 ml Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri Chilli Powder or any chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Chicken Stock jelly or cube
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Cooking Oil


Prepare the spice mix

  • Set aside 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  • Separately, set aside 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp coriander, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1/2 garam masala.

Prepare the fresh ingredients

  • Peel and finely dice 2 cloves garlic and 1 inch fresh ginger. Blend or grind them together and set aside.
  • Peel and finely dice one large onion.

Prepare and cook

  • Add the mince to an un-oiled pan on medium high heat. Cook until browned and set aside.
  • Pour away any excess liquid and if necessary top up the fat in the pan.
  • Reduce the pan to low-medium and caramelise the onions for 8 minutes, stirring to ensure they cook evenly. Season them with salt early on.
  • Make some space in the pan and top up the fat if necessary, then add the cumin seeds and cook for one minute.
  • Stir them in and then add the other dry spices. Cook for another minute or two.
  • Finally, add the ginger and garlic and cook through for another minute or two, combining everything thoroughly.
  • Add the mince back in and pour in your coconut milk and stock.
  • Simmer on medium heat until the liquid reduces to a thick sauce.
  • Add the peas during the last few minutes and stir in.
  • Check the seasoning and if desired add a little sugar or some additional black pepper.
  • Plate up and season with a little lemon juice.
Keyword Beef Curry, indian, Keema, Keema Curry, Keema Matar, Mince, Mince & Peas, Mince Curry, Minced Beef, Minced Lamb