Kheema: Indian Ground Beef with Peas

Kheema: Indian Ground Beef with Peas

Last week I made Aloo Gobi which you can see here:-  Aloo Gobi which of course teams up so nicely with this Kheema dish and is so easy to make.

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Kheema: Indian Ground Beef with Peas

Total Time:
25 min
5 min
20 min
Yield:4 servings


3 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, finely diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (1-inch thumb) fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon store-bought or homemade garam masala
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, optional
1 pound ground beef
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh English peas or 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 teaspoons malt vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus a few extra leaves for garnish
4 chapatis or pitas, warmed
3 large cinnamon sticks (if you have the kind you get at Indian stores, it’s about 3 tablespoons of cinnamon bark bits)
3 tablespoons whole cloves
1/4 cup green cardamom pods, shelled, husks discarded (about 2 tablespoons of seeds)
4 large black cardamom pods, shelled, husks discarded (about 1 tablespoon of seeds), optional

In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until golden. Add the garlic and ginger, and saute for another minute. Stir in the coriander, paprika, garam masala, cumin and cayenne, if using and cook for 1 minute.

Add the beef, breaking up lumps with a spoon, and saute until the meat is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes, 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the fresh English peas. Stir well and simmer, partially covered, about 10 minutes or if using frozen peas, add them now, and cook another 5 minutes, partially covered.

Stir in the vinegar and chopped cilantro. Garnish with torn cilantro leaves and serve with warm chapatis or pita bread.

© Justine Nagaur

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  41 comments for “Kheema: Indian Ground Beef with Peas

  1. March 13, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    I have never tried Indian foor aside from Biryani. The addition of green peas to this dish souds really good and I love green peas + ground beef. It seems that your beautiful photos are trying to tell me that it’s time for me to try cooking Indian dish. 😀 Happy FF, Justine. xx

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      awe well i really hope you do try to cook some Indian foods, i love it, it to me is like a creation of art with all the spices etc x


  2. March 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    This looks very delicious Justine 😀

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  3. March 13, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    You make the most beautiful looking and yummy tasting food! I love this! This is like you own cooking show! wow! I know your kids have a lot of fun serving up these yummy dishes with you! I hope you are well and every sure is eating well I can see that is for sure! Blessing and hugs to you! ❤

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:25 PM

      haha your so cute when you say that about the show hehe. Big hugs to you and yes the kids lurve curry! 😀


      • March 14, 2015 at 6:00 AM

        OH me too! It’s fun to cook with kids! I tell you have the look for a queen of the kitchen! 😀

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  4. March 13, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Kheema is one of my favourite dishes and one that Jake also loves so it’s a complete win win! I also add potatoes to mine while it is simmering, like my gran did. Love the vinegar in yours and will have to try that next time!

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    • March 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM

      awe thank you, well I teamed it up with the Aloo Gobi which has potatoes in, my kids absolutely adore this. I went to Harrods Selma the other day and posted some pics for you 🙂 x


      • March 13, 2015 at 8:47 PM

        I must take a look Justine – I have so much catching up to do since my trip to Cape Town!

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  5. March 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    This looks really really good.

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  6. March 13, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Looks fabulous, Justine…a delicious partner for the aloo gobi! Hmm…wondering if you got the boys to eat cauliflower AND peas in one meal??? That would be remarkable. 🙂

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    • March 16, 2015 at 6:22 PM

      I did! Can you believe it? amazing truly, will def be doing this again hehe x

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  7. March 13, 2015 at 7:14 PM

    You’ve sure done yourself proud Justine… look at those Indian dishes you’ve whipped up, great job! Your pictures look fantastic too. 🙂

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    • March 16, 2015 at 6:23 PM

      Thank you Loretta, the kids loved it so it def gets the 10 out of 10 and I loved it too, so lovely to see you pop by, did you have a lovely weekend? x


  8. March 14, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Wow. Delicious. Are you already choosing the menu for that upcoming lunch? You will have lots is slaves to assist you! Lol

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    • March 15, 2015 at 9:04 PM

      hah yes you should assist me definitely…grinz at the wicked things i could get you to do x


  9. March 14, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    I love all the spices in this–it must taste wonderful!

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    • March 15, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      It did and posting it is making me want to make it all over again..grinz xxx


  10. March 15, 2015 at 1:06 PM

    Love keema x

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  11. March 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Ooh I’ve never had Kheema before but it looks delicious! I’m putting this on my ever growing list of things to make!

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  12. March 15, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    I love it, Justine. What a delicious dish! 🙂

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    • March 16, 2015 at 12:33 PM

      Thankyou and thank you it was i must make it again hehe x


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