Route 79 : Kheema (Minced lamb curry)

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May 13 2004

Kheema (Minced lamb curry)

Kheema is a minced lamb curry which has potatoes and peas in it. It's a Punjabi dish - and is extremely tasty when served with rice or roti - or pitta bread: you choose! Once again - it's really easy to make. Just get the following stuf together:

Ingredients used for kheema

2 packets (say 800 grams of lean minced lamb)
4 medium potatoes - chopped into bite-sized chunks
2 medium onions chopped finely
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Half a bowl of frozen peas

The usual chunks ginger, chillie, garlic from your freezer (thawed of course)
2 (heaped) teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons salt
3(heaped) teaspoons garam masala
1 and a half teaspoon of haldi (turmeric)
1 teaspoon of ground cumin

So: get a largish pot - and heat up a couple of tablespoons of your usual vegetable oil in it - we use cholesterol-free sunflower oil. Get the chopped onion frying until they are golden brown. Then add the pulped garlic, ginger and chillie to the pot and continue frying on medium heat.

After a few minutes of frying - add the minced lamb - and fry it until browned.

Then add all the dry spices - and stir-fry it all - until the browned meat is all coated well. Then add the tin of chopped tomatoes and stir it all about.

After a few mins - add the chopped potatoes - and also pour in a glass of water. Stir it all - and bring to a fierce boil so that the potatoes will cook. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for around half hour.

After about half hour of simmering - add the frozen peas.

Let it simmer for another 20 mins - adding some chopped coriander leaf into the pot as well if you have some - and then it will be ready to serve!

Kheema: minced lamb curry with peas and potato


Have you tried this? Even if you haven't - let me know what you think!
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