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KEEMA MATAR

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Keema Matar

Keema Matar

Keema matar is a mince meat recipe cooked with green pea. Keema means minced meat and called as ground meat in North America. Matar means the green peas. Keema matar recipe or mince meat curry cooked with peas and potatoes is one of the popular recipes in the non-vegetarian section in many restaurants all over.

Keema matar is a wonderful deeply flavored North Indian dish that’s served with Indian breads like the paratha, naan, roti or poori and also goes well with simple plain basmati rice. The curry has a splendid texture and very delicious when cooked with ginger garlic paste, green peas, potatoes and various spices

Ground meat with green Peas or Keema matar, is probably one of the most popular keema dishes in Indian cuisine. Kids or old people who cannot eat chunks of meat pieces, keema is the best alternative to be prepared. They would love to have as the meat pieces are thoroughly minced or ground soft and easy to chew. The keema matar can also be the best stuffing for pita bread or samosa.

To prepare the Keema matar, take a fresh meat and mince it. It you buy the minced meat by itself there are chances for them to add old meat also into it. In a pan heat the oil, whole cardamom and cinnamom pieces. I avoided using the whole clove because while eating if the piece of clove comes in between it gives a strong flavor. Add cumin seeds, chopped onions, salt, ginger garlic paste and mix well. Fry till the raw smell of ginger garlic goes and onions become golden in color. Add mince meat or keema and mix. Add chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, yoghurt cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins. Add chopped green chillies and the boiled green peas. Add potato cubes and garam masala powder and mix well. Cook till the mince meat and veggies get tender. Lastly add some crushed garlic and pepper, chopped coriander leaves and mix. A nice aroma of the garam masala and fresh coriander fills your room. Remember if the green peas are tender or fresh than add it near to the end of preparing the dish as they get cooked fast. There’s something about this dish being so special because of its spices and flavors that get entwined with the ground meat that makes the dish a delight in every bite.

You can also prepare the same dish with chicken mince, beef or turkey meat.

Keema is also spelled as Kheema or Qeema. Turkish and most of the muslim community call as Kiyma. It is a traditional meat dish of Pakistan and India. Keema can be prepared of any meat and can be cooked by stewing, frying or formed into kababs. Keema is also used as filling for samosas or naan.

Keema with green peas/ matar is a very healthy and nutritious dish. Green peas provide nutrients that are important for maintaining bone health. They are a very good source of vitamin K, folic acid and vitamin B6. The contributions of green peas to heart health do not stop there. The vitamin K featured in green peas is instrumental to the body’s healthy blood clotting ability.

Green peas are bursting with nutrients. They provide good to very good amounts of 8 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein. Green peas’ supercharged nutritional profile can supercharge your health. One of the favorite dishes served to most of the sportman are Keema roti. It is said to be a healthy dish. Do view the making of Keema matar http://www.vahrehvah.com/Keemamattar:1784 and keep your family fit and healthy.

Keemamattar


Keemamattar
Keema matar

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Author : Gayatri… Published On : Dec 29, 2007
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

NonVeg-Main

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Lamb

Description : mince meat of lamb cooked with gr peas and potato

Recipe of Keemamattar
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
Plain Yogurt


tbsp


2


Tomato chopped


tbsp


3


cardamom


number


2


Cinnamon Stick


piece


2


coriander leaves


bunch


1/2


Coriander Powder


tsp


1


Cumin Powder


tsp


1


Garlic


clove


3


Ginger garlic paste


tbsp


1


gr chilli


number


1


gr peas


bunch


1


Groundlamb


pounds


1


Onions


number


1


pepper


number


4


potato


number


1


Red Chilli Powder


tsp


1/4


Turmeric Powder


tsp


1



Directions | How to make Keemamattar
In a pot heat the oil. When it gets hot add in the garam masala cumin onions and saute well . Add in all spices ginger garlic paste  and stir well. Add ground meat tomatoes and  and yogurt, stir and saute on medium heat for about 20 minutes

When ground meat is well done add in the cooked peas; potaotes (small pieces mix and simmer to heat throughly.

season and garnish with coriander pde and garam masala

can do the same with chicken,beef,turkey meat

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