Keema is usually made with either minced lamb or beef. It is an Indian dish that reminds me of a cross between Bolognese and Chilli – it’s kind of like a curried stew. It’s the perfect meal to make in a slow cooker because you literally chuck it all in the slow cooker pot and leave it to slow cook for pretty much the whole day.
What Spices Are Used In Beef Keema?
Usually a mix of spices that can include garam masala, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, chilli. I used the following combination;
- 1tbsp garam masala
- 2tsp turmeric
- 2tsp coriander
- 1tsp ginger
I find it easiest to mix the spices in with the chopped tomatoes before adding them all to the slow cooker with the mince.
I then added 1 red chilli, chopped up, as well as some chopped onions and sliced garlic cloves. A few chopped potatoes added in turn this slow cooker recipe into a more substantial all in one pot meal. I used new potatoes sliced in half, but you can use any kind of potato, just chop them up and stir them in (sweet potato would also be a great alternative!)
Once everything is nicely stirred together pop the lid on and leave it to cook on low for around 8 hours, depending on your day. A little longer will do it now harm. If you are adding in some frozen peas or spinach leaves add these in the last half an hour before you are ready to eat. When you add the peas/spinach, if it looks like it needs to be a little thicker just leave the lid off.
Usually Keema is served with Indian naan bread, but we just used pitta bread (because that’s all we had!)
As always, if you have any questions or feedback I would love to hear from you – either in the comments or via email.
- 750g minced beef
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp ginger
- 2 tsp coriander
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 red chilli, sliced
- salt and pepper to season (optional)
- 2 large potatoes, chopped
- 200 g frozen green peas
- Mix spices and chopped tomatoes together.
- Apart from the frozen peas, add everything to the slow cooker pot and stir well to mix together.
- Set off on low for 8 hours (can be left longer)
- 30 minutes before the end stir in the frozen peas (and/or spinach leaves if you are using).
Swap minced beef for minced lamb if you wish.
Use new potatoes, sweet potatoes or any kind of potato you prefer!
Leave lid off for final 30 minutes to thicken up if required.
Serve with naan bread or pitta pockets.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 881 Total Fat: 42g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 192mg Sodium: 761mg Carbohydrates: 57g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 10g Protein: 68g