Kemma with Peas

    38 minutes

    Kemma sometimes known as kima or kheema is a traditional spicy Indian dish made of beef, curry powder and peas. Serve with flatbread or use it to fill samosas.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 150g chopped onion
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 450g beef mince
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1 tablespoon Masala curry powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
    • 25g coconut flakes, or to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:28min  ›  Ready in:38min 

    1. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion has softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
    2. Stir beef mince into onion mixture; cook until browned and cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes.
    3. Stir tomatoes, peas, curry powder, salt, paprika, chilli powder and black pepper into beef mixture; cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Garnish with coconut.

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    This is really good. I did make a couple changes after reading numerous recipes online. I added some canned diced potatoes, about 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and I didn't have any coconut. Also I used canned diced tomatoes because I didn't have any whole tomatoes. Still really good. For my kids I added some sour cream just to their individual portions just to mellow out the taste. It added a nice creaminess and my kids loved it. served over white rice. Will definitely be making this again. It was super easy for a fast week night meal.  -  21 Apr 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Turned out great, whole family ate it up. I'll add more veggies next time but overall it was very good as written.  -  10 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Amazing dish! My family keeps asking for me to make it again. 10/10  -  28 Jul 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)