Beef Keema

Keema is an Indian-style ground meat dish made with either lamb or beef. The spiced beef mixture is thick and chili-like and is traditionally served with an Indian flatbread called naan. We've used store-bought pita bread as an easy-to-find alternative.


4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup beef mixture, 1 pita wedge, and 1 lime wedge)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 316
Fat 14.1 g
Satfat 5 g
Protein 27.1 g
Carbohydrate 20.4 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 3.9 mg
Sodium 493 mg
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fiber 3.9 g
Calcium 61 mg


1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped onion (about 3/4 small)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 pound ground sirloin
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped plum tomato (2 medium)
1/2 cup frozen green peas
3 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt
1 (6-inch) whole wheat pita, cut into fourths
4 lime wedges


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger; sauté 4 minutes. Add beef; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble beef. (Drain, if necessary, and return beef mixture to pan.)

Stir in cumin and next 5 ingredients, and cook 1 minute over medium-high heat, stirring often. Stir in tomato, peas, and yogurt. Cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with pita wedges and lime wedges.

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2008
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