Once considered a poor man’s dish, today, keema is one of the popular non-vegetarian food delicacies in India. It is believed that this non-veg dish gets its name from the Turkic word ‘qiyma’, which literally means minced meat. Apart from meat, the keema recipe features aromatic spices such as cloves and cinnamon and garlic. Keema can be served as a breakfast item or as the hero dish of the dinner/lunch table. It is best accompanied by freshly-baked pav, slices of lemon and pickled onions; however, people also pair it with a chapati or naan. While most associate it with mutton, keema can be made with almost any meat available and can be cooked in multiple ways. For additional dimension and texture, many even add tomatoes, onions, and green peas to the keema recipe.
The keema recipe can be your go-to for last-minute dinner parties, picnics or potluck meals since it can be prepared in a jiffy, using minimal ingredients. And, if you’ve got any leftover keema, don’t think twice before using it as a filling for samosas or parathas.
Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make mutton recipe? Try this mutton keema recipe, which is filling and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.
Now that you know how to perfect the basic keema recipe, how about you look at chef Rakhee Vaswani’s take on the traditional keema recipe? The LF expert makes keema stuffed dough balls.
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Rajma Keema Recipe
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Veg Keema Paratha Recipe
Break the monotony of aloo and gobi parathas by trying out these vegetarian keema paratha recipe by chef Ranveer Brar. These make for a great side dish and can be served with a bowl of curd or raita.
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