Keema with peas

Keema with peas

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Put a new spin on mince with this spicy Indian dish. Serve with poppadums, chutney and cooling yogurt

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen before peas are added

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal427
  • fat27g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.33g
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  • 1 large onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4cm piece ginger, grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 500g lamb mince



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • ½ a can chopped tomatoes (freeze the rest), or use 2 medium fresh tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt
  • 200g frozen peas or cooked fresh peas
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Chop the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies together in a food processor. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the mixture until it becomes very fragrant. Add the mince and fry until it begins to brown, stirring to break up any lumps.

  2. Add the spices and fry for 1 min. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer, cook for 1 min, then stir in the yogurt, some salt and a good grind of black pepper. Add a splash of water if you need to, then cook the mixture for 30 mins. Add the frozen peas and cook for 5 mins, then stir in the coriander. Serve with Indian breads or poppadums, chutney and some more yogurt.

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9th Mar, 2017
I used a full tin of chopped tomatoes, skipped the yoghurt and added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Delicious!!
6th Jan, 2017
Good easy recipe. I adjusted the level chillis as kids eating it and added more ginger and some dried coriander. Also used beef as less fat and also added some left over spinach as I had it to use up, and put the whole tin of toms. I put yoghurt in at end as mine was low fat and didn't want it to split. Tasty for family mid week meal
30th Apr, 2016
We made this with quorn mince instead of meat. We're trying to get our 3+5 a day like the Australian's do, so to boost this to 3 portions of veg for 2 people we used - a whole can of plum tomatoes (either drain off or boil off a bit of the liquid) - 200g bag of fresh spinach - 160g frozen peas We used half the recipe quantities for spices (as there were only 2 of us) which hubby felt wasn't enough but was just right for me (his taste buds are dulled by adding hot sauce / pepper to all his meals... at least that's my excuse).
24th Jun, 2015
Thanks for the information. Nice. @ buy followers on instagram
6th Nov, 2013
Tasty, quick and simple. A great midweek family meal.
23rd Aug, 2013
Bland and boring, but easy took and healthy if you are concerned about oil, fat, etc. I would not cook it again as its not worth it. Avoid!
17th Apr, 2013
Yes, just needed a bit more heat, as Colette suggests, not quite spicy enough for me but lo and behold, what did I find only a jar of Harissa paste - stir in a teaspoon or two, he presto!! Lorraine's Prawn n chorizo recipe next.. :-))
18th Mar, 2013
Great recipe - and popular too. Next time I do it, I'll make some improvements: the mince I get is rather fatty so I would skim off some of the fat after cooking the mince; I think the others in my family would prefer me to cut down on the chillis: add a little more liquid.
13th Mar, 2013
Really easy and tastes great!
13th Feb, 2013
I'm sorry to say but we didn't like it. Just heat & no real flavours.


29th Aug, 2014
2 tbsp garam masala 2 tsp turmeric s seems a lot of spice? That is a whole Schwartz 30g jar of garam masala!
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11th Sep, 2014
Yes this is the correct amount, it shouldn’t be a whole jar, you need to measure out with the spoons to gauge the volume and not measure by weight.
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