Before my husband and I got married, he found this recipe on the Patak's® Indian food website. We made it and loved it. But when I went to find it later, I couldn't! So this is a combination of what I remember from the recipe and other Keema Matar recipes that I found on-line. You can substitute chopped tomatoes for the paste, and add 1/4 -1/2 cup water to make the sauce. Serve over rice. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the ground lamb, and cook until browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Drain off excess grease, and set meat aside. Heat vegetable oil in the same skillet, and stir in onion; cook and stir until the onion begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and continue cooking 1 minute more.

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  • Stir the cooked lamb back into the skillet along with the tomato paste, curry paste, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in peas, cover, and simmer 5 minutes more. Pour into a serving dish and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

312 calories; protein 23.4g; carbohydrates 16.7g; fat 16.9g; cholesterol 75.9mg; sodium 658mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2008
This wasn't bad but you really need to play around with the spices to get it how you like it. For people not used to this kind of food I suggest adding a little at a time and taste - alot of Indian spices are a real acquired taste. I personally added way more garlic and also some Patak's garlic chutney. It was good but not something I would make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2017
This was tasty and satisfying but as another reviewer noted it's missing something. My grocery store was out of the mild curry paste so I used the hot one - not really that spicy to my palate but it did add a little zesty note. I also used three cloves of garlic - one clove is NEVER enough lol. I will save this one and tweak it more to our tastes. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2008
This wasn't bad but you really need to play around with the spices to get it how you like it. For people not used to this kind of food I suggest adding a little at a time and taste - alot of Indian spices are a real acquired taste. I personally added way more garlic and also some Patak's garlic chutney. It was good but not something I would make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
This is a great recipe. Not really authentic but tasty! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2017
As-is this is a solid base recipe for easy keema. I made it with Patak's mild curry paste and it tasted alright before I started adding more spices much better after following some commenters' advice and poking around to see what the more elaborate keema recipes recommend. I added cumin garam masala chili powder (I like it spicy) and cinnamon a little at a time to taste. The cinnamon was the MVP it smelled heavenly and tasted great! The only change I'll make for round two - I like a more finely ground lamb than what I got from my local Kroger. Will go to a butcher next time around to get the consistency right. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2017
This was tasty and satisfying but as another reviewer noted it's missing something. My grocery store was out of the mild curry paste so I used the hot one - not really that spicy to my palate but it did add a little zesty note. I also used three cloves of garlic - one clove is NEVER enough lol. I will save this one and tweak it more to our tastes. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2015
I really liked it but I think I'll either use less tomato paste or chopped fresh tomatoes next time also green curry paste instead of red curry paste. Great easy recipe! Read More
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