Keema Masala

Keema mean ground/chopped meat. Great with ground Lamb,Beef,Chicken or Turkey

You need:

  • 1 lb of ground Lamb or Beef or Chicken or Turkey,
  • 1-2 Tblspn of Kashmiri Meat Masala,
  • 2 Tblspn of any edible oil,
  • 1-2Tblspn of plain yogurt or sour cream
  • 1-2 Tblspn of tomato paste.
  • Chopped Cilantro,
  • 1or 2 Serrano or jalapeno peppers with stem on,
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen Peas,
  • 2-3 Tblspn of Whipping or heavy cream..


Sauté the meat in a pan. Remove the excess fat. Add 1-2Tblspn of Kashmiri Masala, sauté for 30 seconds to release flavors. Add tomato paste and plain yogurt. Cook for 1-2 minutes so everything is well incorporated. Adjust salt and cayenne pepper. Add Serrano/jalapeno peppers,  chopped cilantro. Add 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of water. After a boil, lower the heat and cook until tender and oil has separated. Add green Peas as it adds great color to the dish. cook for 2 couple minutes. Adjust the consistency of dish as it should not be watery/saucy. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Indian bread or plain Basmati Rice.


  • For healthy option sauté the meat and remove excess oil.

  • Add frozen peas as soon as meat is cooked for few minutes as the color of peas will remain crispy green.

  • This dish should not have too much sauce.