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Most Popular Keema Recipes

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Keema/ Kheema is traditionally made of minced mutton or lamb and is popular in making a variety of Mughlai dishes, for example Keema-roti which is considered to be one of the wholesome and scrumptious breakfast dishes in Hyderabad. Most of the Hyderabadi non-vegetarian eaters love eating keema-roti for the breakfast while in north India, Keema matar is a popular dish widely available in most restaurants.  Soya keema is one unique dish that caters to all the vegetarians.

It is the vegetarian version of Keema matar, offering the same taste, flavor and texture. It is also quick to cook with a high protein content equal to that of the meat and contains no fat. Keema or also spelled as Kheema or Qeema is a traditional meat dish of Pakistan and India. Originally this word actually means minced meat. The minced meat is typically goat meat or lamb meat in south Asia, while the common type of ground meat is beef in other western countries.

In the similar fashion, you could also get minced meat of port, lamb and poultry. Keema can be made from almost any meat, can be cooked by stewing or frying, and can be formed into kababs. Keema is also sometimes used as a filling for samosas or naan. Ingredients of Keema in South Asia usually include minced meat, ghee/butter, onions, garlic, and ginger together, finely chopped green chillies with spices including cinnamon, bay leaves and cloves. Some varieties may include peas (matar) and/or liver (kaleji).

Keema is also spelled as Kiyma in Turkey and most of the muslim community. Keema is often used as filling for samosas or naan. Most non-vegetarian love eating lamb/ meat/ mutton or minced meat dishes than chicken dishes!  Meat dishes are just mouth-watering and salivating. Mutton is rich in fat and carbohydrates and feels good eating during winter months as it warms up the body and is also a great source of protein.

There are umpteen meat recipes that are especially prepared in Hyderabadi, Lucknowi and Kashmiri cuisines. They are just exotic, exceptional and unique to taste. Red meat is highly prized and these meat delicacies are especially prepared to grace marriages, parties and special events. They are just rich in taste, aroma and flavor. The fragrance and aroma lingering makes one and all the urge to grab food.It makes you feel like you had a wholesome hearty meal raging out with delightful taste.

Some of my favourite, most popular and easy Keema (minced meat) recipes are:

Shikampuri Kabab The Exotic famous Shikampuri Kebab which means 'belly-full' referring to the stuffing in the centre of the kebab is made out of boneless pieces of mutton leg.

Mince Meat and Beans Masala Gawar beans keema is very popular in South India; it is prepared regularly in Hyderabad, Gawar Beans keema is often served with Rice or Roti.


Keema Matar Keema/ Kheema/ Qeema Matar: Mince meat of lamb cooked with peas, you can substitute it with chicken, turkey, and beef. Keema matar is delicious meat recipe made with mince meat cooked with green pea. 

Lamb Kofta Curry Lamb koftas cooked in thick spicy gravy. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad.

Mutton Kheema Masala Kabab Mutton Keema Kebab, is a dish hailing from Hyderabad and widely liked all over the World.


Shami Kabab Traditionally shami kebabs are made using spices minced meat and chickpeas and are cooked in both India and Pakistan.Shammi kababs is a small pan fried patties that is made with minced meat, added to spices like cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, stuffed with onion and coriander, rolled into thickish patties, dipped in egg and fried in ghee (clarified butter) to create a meal that is exquisite to eat. 

Meatball Curry Kheema Che Andey Meatball curry, a mutton kheema recipe cooked in Indian spices, is classic Anglo Indian food. The koftas (meatballs) in this dish can be made with beef, lamb or chicken. It makes a great meal when served with jeera rice and kachumbar salad.


Garlic Pepper Meat Balls Garlic pepper meat balls are a popular snack dish. It is made of mince goat meat mixed with other ingredients made into small sized balls and fried. There are a variety of meat ball recipes using different kinds of meat and spices. The meat balls are one of the varieties from the kofta family. 

Kheema with Coconut Curry Kheema with coconut curry is an amazing dish, flavorful and deliciously made with minced meat cooked in freshly ground coconut and mint masala spiced with green chilies and aromatic Indian spices. This is a very popular non-vegetarian dish from the cuisine of Kerala. Goes excellently well with Malabar paratha, roti, chapatti or rice! 

Kheema Channa Dal Keema Channa dal is a yummy and spicy dish. Keema or minced meat cooked with channa dal in a amazing spicy masala gravy. 

Keema Paratha Keema paratha is popular unleavened flat bread stuffed with spiced minced meat. 

Keema Khameeri Roti Keema Khameeri Roti -- Fermented dough roti topped with a spicy keema mix. 

Kheema Mutti Indian Meat Patties Kheema mutti is an excellent dry snack item made with lamb meat, mince and spices combined together and made into dumplings and deep fried until done. 

Meat and mutton dishes are widely liked and eaten by most hard core non-vegetarian eaters. The most important or highlighting part is the flavor as they're really delectable and tasty when cooked! I wish you all must surely try these recipes as it’s just worth tasting most of these delicacies.

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