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Aromatic lamb keema, with onion, garlic, tomatoes, fresh chillies and peas. Time to prepare: 20 minutes, Time to cook: 40 minutes.

What You'll Need

  • 500g True Bites Lean Lamb Mince
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 x 2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 red chillies, de-seeded and finely chopped 
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 3tbs garam masala or medium curry powder
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 tsp white sugar
  • 2tbs tomato purée
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 100g fresh of frozen peas
  • large handful of freshly chopped coriander


  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the onion and garlic over a low heat for 10 minutes or until soft and lightly golden.
  2. Add the ginger, chillies, cumin and garam masala or curry powder. Cook over a moderate heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the lamb mince and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, then add the tomatoes, sugar, tomato purée and bring to the boil. Season, lower the heat and cook without a lid for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little water, if needed.
  4. 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the peas.
  5. Garnish with coriander and serve with flat or naan bread or a chappati, plain basmati rice or poppadums and a selection of relishes. (I made onion salad)


  • Why not serve on a jacket potato instead of rice?

Written by Matty @TrueBitesUK — October 29, 2014


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