Minced Beef and Mint Kheema recipe

Minced Beef and Mint Kheema recipe
Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Region Indian
Description A lovely low-calorie beef Kheema, which, is an Indian curry that uses minced beef or lamb; it is well worth making the spice mix as shown in the recipe ingredients, as this makes for a more fragrant rather than hot curry, and can be easily measured out before cooking commences.
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  • 2 teaspoons rapeseed oil
  • 1 large onion (peeled and diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 10.5oz extra lean minced beef
  • 15.8oz tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons peas (frozen, or fresh in season)
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves (chopped, fresh, or 2 teaspoons dried mint)

Kheema Spice Mix


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, that has a lid.

Gently fry the onion and garlic for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until it is soft and translucent.

Step 2

Add the Kheema spice mix and fry over a medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the spices have released their fragrance and the seeds start to pop, stirring all the time.

Step 3

Add the minced beef and continue to stir fry until the beef is crumbly and has browned.

Step 4

Add the tinned chopped tomatoes and 150mls (1/4 pint) of water and stir well, before adding the red lentils; cover the pan with the lid and simmer over a gentle heat for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 5

Add the peas and fresh (or dried mint) and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, making sure the Kheema doesn't boil.

Step 6

Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper before serving with freshly cooked spinach or rice.

Step 7

Garnish the Kheema with extra freshly chopped mint of you like.

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