Keema curry & raita

Keema curry & raita

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(12 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Cook: 25 mins - 30 mins


Serves 4
This curry uses lean beef mince and is lightly spiced- it makes a nutritious, hearty and iron-rich supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal289
  • fat11g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre5g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.39g
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  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 400g lean minced beef
  • 340g frozen peas
  • handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • brown rice, to serve (optional)



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

For the paste

  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, chopped



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

  • ½ tsp turmeric



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

  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp korma curry powder

For the raita

  • 200g fat-free natural yogurt
  • 100g cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • handful fresh mint chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Whizz together the ingredients for the paste in a blender or food processor – add a splash of water if you need.

  2. Cook the onion in a splash of water for about 5 mins until softened. Stir in the mince and cook for another 5 mins to brown. Add the paste, cook for 1 min, then pour in 100ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins. Add the peas then simmer for a further 5 mins.

  3. Meanwhile, mix together the raita ingredients and season to taste. When the mince is cooked, season and stir through the fresh coriander. Serve with the raita and brown rice, if you like.

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24th Feb, 2018
24th Feb, 2018
I felt I had to comment. This truly is awful. I was doubtful when I saw there were no tomatoes but I was willing to give it a try. However, it is basically just boiled mince with some peas.
10th Jul, 2015
I kinda mixed this with another recipe I found on BBC Good Food, I added a tin of chopped tomatoes and used 2 whole red chillies and a tbsp of hot madras powder instead of the korma powder (and omitted the coriander as I hate the stuff). Was actually very yummy!
mamma mia
9th Jun, 2014
A lot more seasoning is needed ie turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, fresh chilli & fresh coriander leaves- I recommend looking at The Hairy Bikers version of this receipe- much more flavoursome; this receipe is basically fried mince and peas- nothing more I'm afraid
30th Jan, 2015
Mama Mia - thanks for the tip about the Hairy Bikers version; I don't suppose you could point me in the direction of it could you? I've found lots of great HB recipies, but sadly not one for keema and I agree, the recipe here looks a bit bland. Thank you.
26th Nov, 2013
I don't think this was worth the effort.
3rd Aug, 2013
This was a perfect recipe for me as I'm on a high protein diet with minimal fat. I really like the taste and its aways a handy dish to make in a hurry. I've made it loads of times now.
28th Nov, 2012
Bit bland. Did make double amount of spices, but still a bit boring...
22nd Sep, 2012
Very easy to follow although I substituted red chillies for the green, doubled the amount of korma paste and added half a tin of tomatoes.
1st Jul, 2012
So easy, fast and yummy. Added a small bit of nutmeg and curry powder and ground black pepper too. Served it with couscous.


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