Quick Kheema


I have acquired a recent love for two things:  ground lamb dishes, and Indian food.  I had 2 pounds of ground lamb due to expire in my fridge today, and it dawned on me that I could probably turn it into a quick Indian dish.  I did a little research and this is what I came up with.  This was so quick, and it’s truly unique and addictive!  It is so savory with a mysterious note of cinnamon that leaves hints of sweetness.

You have to try this.

2 pounds ground lamb (or any other ground meat you have on hand)
2 small or 1 large onion diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp garam masala
2 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp chili powder
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 c broth
juice of 1 lemon
Raita or greek yogurt

 In a large pot over medium heat, crumble the ground lamb until mostly cooked through.  Drain cooked lamb to a colander, and reserve 2 tablespoons of fat. Saute onion and garlic in the reserved fat on medium until translucent, about 5 minutes.  Stir in all the spices, and the tomato paste.  Return the browned meat to the pan, and add broth and lemon juice.  Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes until liquid has evaporated.  Toss in green peas if desired, and top with yogurt.

Typically you would serve this over basmati rice.  I ate it in a bowl, chili style.  Also it would be delicious served over zoodles, spaghetti squash, or even riced cauliflower.  Also, it would make a delicious filler for an omelette, or served under a couple poached eggs.

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15 comments on “Quick Kheema”

  1. Mouth is watering! Thanks for all of your posts, you are an inspiration! Your food looks amazing… Keep It Up!!!


      1. I was surfing the web one day and came across civilized cave man. I think your blog came up through there… not 100% sure though! I will def try it and get back to you. feel free to follow my blog as well! you guys rock



  2. My Blog is called Primal Spirits, it is no longer Alive & Thrive. Just thought I would let you know so you are not following the wrong one!


  3. Made this on Sunday night and it is ow officially one of husband’s favorite meals, plus the kids devoured it too. They requested it be a weekly repeat!
    Thanks again, Leigh!


  4. I made this again last night and William (5yrs) came in from play delighted to smell his “favorite Indian dish”! Homerun!


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