Keema Matar ~ Minced Meat with Peas

Keema Matar is a North Indian dish which is very easy to make and a combination of minced meat and peas and flavored with spices. It is usually eaten with Roti/ Naan or plain rice.  Enjoy 🙂 ~ Kamakshi

Prep Time : 10 Mins                                   Cook Time : 25 mins
Serves : 5-6


  • 500 gm Mince Meat ( Mutton/ Lamb/Beef/Chicken)
  • 1 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes, chopped
  • 6-7 cloves garlic,mashed and chopped
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 4-5 cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Black Cardamoms
  • 1″ Cinnamon (Dal chini) stick
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Zeera) Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 2 tsp Fennel (Sauf) , dry roasted and powdered
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 tbsp Coriander/Cilantro, chopped
  • 4 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat the oil in the pan and add the bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and the black cardamom and fry for a minute
  2. Add the chopped onions and fry them till they turn golden brown. Next, add the ginger, garlic and green chillies and fry for 3-5 mins.
  3. Add the mince meat, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fennel powder, turmeric, salt. Mix well
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry well till the oil starts separating. Add 2 cups of warm water, cover and cook for 15-20 mins till the mince gets cooked.
  5. Add the peas and cook till they are tender and the mince is dry. Garnish with coriander and serve hot with roti/ puri/ paratha/naan.

Note : Since I like chunkier mince, therefore, I have used homemade mince which is not so fine as the mince which one gets in the store.