Keema Matar

Keema Matar

Published February 8, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 12
Total Time: 60 min

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 40 min


Keema can be prepared from any type of meat according to your preference. This particular recipe uses minced mutton cooked with peas. It is a very popular Indian non vegetarian dish which is usually served as part of a main course menu. It is eaten with rotis, parathas and naan.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 5 ounces of cooked dish
Calories per serving: 179
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.0g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 3%
Protein 25.4g 35%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 pounds mutton (minced)
  • 1 pound peas (frozen or shelled)
  • 2 medium tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 2-inch piece of ginger
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup water

Step by Step:

  1. Grind ginger and garlic into a smooth paste. Heat olive oil in a heavy non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, cumin, red chili, turmeric, garam masala and coriander powders and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook till they are tender and pulpy.
  2. Now add the minced mutton meat, salt and 1/2 cup curd, stirring continuously. Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  3. Add peas and 1 cup water; cover the pan and cook on low heat for another 15-20 minutes or until the peas and meat is properly cooked. Stir occasionally in between and if required more water can be added.
  4. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and onion slices. Serve hot with rotis, parathas and naan.