Kheema Matar

Kheema Matar

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A very popular family meal in Northern India.

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Serves:
4-6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp
    ghee (or sub vegetable or peanut oil)
  • 2 tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1 large
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger-garlic paste
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    mild curry powder (or to taste, can use medium or hot)
  • 2
    tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    indian chili powder (caution: extremely hot)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef (or lamb)
  • 2 1/4 c
    frozen peas, straight from the freezer

How to Make Kheema Matar

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt the ghee in a flameproof casserole or large skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Add the cumin seeds and cook, stirring for 30 seconds or until they start to crackle.
  2. Stir in the onion, garlic and ginger paste, bay leaves and curry powder - continue to stir-fry until the fat separates. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the coriander, chili powder, turmeric, sugar, salt and pepper and stir around for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the beef and cook for 5 minutes or until it is no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the peas and continue simmering for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the peas are thawed and hot. If there is too much liquid left in the casserole, increase the heat and let it bubble for a few minutes until it reduces. Serve with rice, if desired.

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About Kheema Matar

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Indian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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