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A mutton curry with mint leaves on top

Mutton keema

Published: March 24, 2021 at 11:11 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4 as a main or 6 as a side

Make the most of mutton mince by adding cardamom, Indian bay leaves and cumin seeds to the mix. This recipe comes from Asma Khan of Darjeeling Express

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal380
fat28.5g
saturates8.6g
carbs4.5g
sugars3.1g
fibre2.3g
protein25.1g
salt1.2g
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Try this mutton keema, then check out our turkey keema curry, keema pav, keema pie and more easy Indian recipes.

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 2½cm piece cassia bark
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 small Indian bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 500g mutton or lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp whole cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • mint leaves, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a non-stick pan over a medium-high heat and briefly toast the cardamom pods, cassia bark, dried chillies and bay leaves. Immediately add the onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring, then add the garlic and ginger pastes and cook for a further minute.

  • STEP 2

    Add the mutton or lamb, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle in the ground coriander, cumin seeds, chilli powder and turmeric. Cook, uncovered, until all the liquid from the mince has evaporated. Add 100ml of just-boiled water, the tomato purée and ¾ tsp of salt, and stir everything together.

  • STEP 3

    Bring the mixture to the boil, then cover with a lid and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook over a medium-high heat until almost all the liquid has been reduced. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and scatter with the mint before serving.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards


Also check out our lamb curry recipes

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