Mutton Keema Fry

Mutton keema/ Minced meat is a popular and traditional South Asian meat dish used to make a variety of delicious dishes. Mutton Keema fry is one such dish that is common in Indian non-vegetarian households prepared using keema and green peas as the main ingredient along with powdered spices. This simple, yet tasty keema stir fry tastes best with dosa or chapati. And it tastes great with both.

However, in this recipe, I am using mutton keema and onions as the main ingredients and a few powdered spices. If you wish, you could use green peas/ potatoes/ ridge gourd too with keema based on your diet and preferences.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3


250g minced meat/ keema
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon ghee
10-15 Cashews
2 cloves
1/4 inch cinnamon bark
2-3 green cardamom
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
2 tablespoons coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste

  1. Thoroughly rinse keema in cold water. Drain out the water using a strainer and set keema aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Fry cashews, green cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon for 30 seconds.
  3. Saute chopped onion until they turn light brown. Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes.
  4. Adjust the heat to low, add and fry turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and coriander powder for 10 seconds.
  5. Transfer the mutton keema and sprinkle some salt over it. Combine well, cover, and cook for 15 minutes on low-medium heat stirring occasionally until keema is completely cooked and most of the water released from keema is evaporated. 
  6. Add garam masala and mix well. Then add ghee and fry for another 2-3 minutes until water is evaporated completely.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Enjoy delicious mutton keema fry with chapati/Dosa.
Mutton keema fry with chapati
  • You can tweak the quantity of each ingredient as per your taste and preference.
  • Along with keema, you can use vegetables like green peas/ potatoes/ Ridge gourd based on your diet and preference.
  • You can replace garam masala powder with any other store-bought/ homemade mutton curry masala.
  • Mutton keema fry tastes best if eaten right after cooking.
  • Mutton keema fry could be stored in the refrigerator for a day. Sprinkle some water and fry it until warm before eating.

If you tried this recipe, tag your food recreation on my Instagram @swaadista and let me know how you liked it!

Happy cooking and happy eating ❤

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