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.

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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 316
  • Fat: 14.1g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 27.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.4g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 493mg
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Calcium: 61mg


  • 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


  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
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