A plate serving beef dripping keema naan

Beef dripping keema naan

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4

These naan breads are made with minced beef and fragrant Indian spices including cumin, turmeric, chaat masala and chilli. Great for a weekend dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (without chutney)

  • kcal978
  • fat50g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs88g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre8g
  • protein41g
  • salt1.98g


  • 1 black and 1 green cardamom pod (or use 2 green)
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50ml vegetable oil
  • 5 onions, finely chopped



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

  • 2 tbsp ginger & garlic paste
  • 3 small green chillies, finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 naans
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

To serve

  • small pot Greek yogurt
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • small pack coriander, chopped
  • green chutney (see our recipe)


  1. Put the cardamom pods, cinnamon and bay in a pan over a medium heat, add the oil and lightly fry until fragrant, about 1 min. Add the onions, ginger & garlic paste and chillies, and cook for 5 mins. Add the mince and the remaining spices, and cook for 10-15 mins more until browned. Take off the heat and add the lime juice, then season.

  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 4. Brush the naans with the butter, then wrap in foil and warm in the oven. Top with the mince followed by the yogurt, tomatoes, chilli and coriander. Serve with our green chutney.

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Stephen Dunn's picture
Stephen Dunn
21st Nov, 2019
2 tbsp ginger & garlic paste, is that 2 of both or one of each?
21st May, 2019
I was worried about the amount of onions, but this tasted great with the green chutney, just the right amount of heat. I didn't feel the Greek yoghurt added anything.
16th Aug, 2018
Sounds lovely but a keema naan it's not. A keema naan is naan dough wrapped around a ball of uncooked spiced keema and flattened so the keema is inside. The Simba Grill behind the Melton Hotel in Leicester made the best, the meat was almost burger thickness and they'd add extra chillies on request. You needed a bottle of Marston's Pedigree to cool your mouth down but rolled out stuffed and satiated
ashleighgmchale@gmail.com's picture
18th Sep, 2017
Easy yet delicious! I loved cooking and eating this dish. My only negative is that it's not very saucy but eaten alongside a good mint dip it's still very tasty.
14th Aug, 2017
Hi There, I cooked this using minced chicken. However at the end if cooking my curry was pretty dry. In the picture there is quite bit of gravy. As per the recipe I did not use tomato to cook the curry. can you please tell me what could have gone wrong?
goodfoodteam's picture
17th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. Beef mince tends to have more fat and is therefore more juicy, creating a little bit of sauce with the curry. Hope this help in future.
19th Jun, 2017
What is chaat masala? I've never heard of it, or seen it in the shops.
goodfoodteam's picture
28th Jun, 2017
Chaat masala is a spice blend, usually containing dried mango powder, cumin, coriander, ginger and a few other spices. You're most likely to get it in Indian or Pakistani shops or you can buy it online.
3rd Jan, 2020
So Tasty! but you really don't need 5 onions, I used 2 and added a beef stock pot. Simple to make and you can spice it up by adding some chilli powder if you like a kick to your meals.
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