Keema (Indian-Style Ground Meat)


This recipe for keema (Indian-style ground meat) is quick and easy. Ground lamb is cooked in a tomatoey mixture of garlic, onion, and garam masala. Serve it over rice or noodles or use it as a filling for samosas or pastries. This recipe may be modified by adding green peas (mattar), potatoes, or any other vegetable you like.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds ground lamb

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 teaspoons tomato paste

  • ¾ cup beef broth


  1. Cook lamb in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer lamb to a bowl; drain off all but 1 tablespoon fat from the skillet.

  2. Add onion to the skillet and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in garam masala and salt; cook for 1 minute. Return browned lamb to the pan with broth and tomato paste. Reduce the heat and simmer until lamb is fully cooked through and liquid has evaporated, 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

513 Calories
41g Fat
6g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 513
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 885mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 549mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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