Keema Matar
Keema Matar
5 from 19 votes
This Indian-style minced meat curry is made with ground lamb and peas. An easy, one-pot keema curry recipe that’s packed with flavour and deliciousness. Perfect served with chapatti!

Keema matar is a delicious dinner party dish that can easily be prepared at home with simple ingredients. Pair this mutton keema recipe with fresh garlic naan or boiled basmati rice for a wholesome meal.

This mutton keema curry is a delicious blend of minced meat and peas in a thick masala gravy of aromatic cumin seeds and an array of powdered spices for a delectable curry meal. The perfect dish for curry night!

I absolutely love keema curries. Whether it’s a simple keema curry or an aloo keema, or any type of minced meat curry.

I usually use mutton or lamb mince for this keema recipe. However, you could use chicken mince if that’s what you prefer. It’s up to personal preference and what you prefer eating yourself. Chicken mince does take less time to cook, so be sure to adjust cooking times accordingly.

You can tweak this recipe to give many different variations. You could add some potatoes along with the peas. Another idea is to add one of my all-time favourite vegetables, bell peppers! I’d add bell peppers to everything if I could. I even made a capsicum curry recipe dedicated to my love for this vegetable. It’s delicious.

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Keema Matar

by Nabeela Kauser
This Indian-style minced meat curry is made with ground lamb and peas. An easy, one pot keema curry recipe that’s packed with flavour and deliciousness. Perfect served with chapatti!
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 522 kcal


  • 500 g Minced Meat
  • 50 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 3 Garlic chopped
  • 2 Onions
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 2 Bullet Chillies
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder Haldi
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 200 ml Water
  • 200 g Peas Frozen
  • Coriander


  • Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium heat until hot
  • Add the cumin seeds and sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the ginger paste and chopped garlic cloves then sauté for a further 1-2 minutes
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat until softened
  • As the onions are cooking chop the tomatoes then add into pan and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and cumin powder then cook the spices for 2-3 minutes – you may need to add a few tablespoons of water to prevent the spices from burning and to allow the spices to release their colour
  • Add the mince and break apart then cook for 6-8 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the water and cover then cook for 20 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the frozen peas then cook for 6-8 minutes
  • Add the finely sliced bullet chillies and chopped coriander
  • Serve immediately with fresh garlic naan and enjoy!



Calories: 522kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 27gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 690mgPotassium: 924mgFiber: 7gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1601IUVitamin C: 86mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 85mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Curry, Keema, Minced Meat, Spicy
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6 months ago

5 stars
My husband found you on youtube and is a biiig fan of all your dishes he has cooked for me. Today i made this for him on our first day of ramadan and wow was it a pleaser. Allah bless you for sharing your recipes.

Meg Hadlington
Meg Hadlington
5 months ago

5 stars
When a recipe say add cream I avoid making this meal as I’m unable to have cream , any suggestions please . Thanks

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