Comfort food at its best, keema mutter can cheer anyone up. I have grown up eating keema mutter both with roti as well as with rice though a lot of my friends and family insist that keema must be had only with rice. I think keema if made well is great with anything, even bread or pav. This recipe like most of my preparations is easy and yields a great result. All households and kitchens have their own versions of how to make keema, hope you like my recipe as well.
• 500 gm Mutton Keema
• ½ cup Muttar (green peas)
• 4 tbs Oil
• 4 medium Onions finely chopped
• 1 tbs Ginger garlic (paste or ghas ke as it suits you)
• 2-3 Green chillis slit
• 4 Tomatoes finely chopped or pureed
• 1 tsp Garam masala
• 1 tsp dhaniya powder
• ½ tsp Haldi
• Salt as per taste
• 3- 4 cloves
• ½ Inch small stick of cinnamon
• 4 green cardamoms
• 5-6 whole pepper corns
• 1 large bay leaf
• Finely chopped coriander leaves to garnish
- In a large kadhai heat oil and add the whole spices to this. Wait for it to pop and till you get a nice roasted aroma.
- Add the onions and cook till they are brownish.
- Add the ginger garlic paste. Roast a bit till it stops jumping.
- Now add the keema and on a high flame cook till it turns grey. That is just till it is seared and stops being pink.
- Lower the heat and cover the kadhai and give it about 2-5 minutes. The keema will leave some water. Uncover return to high and dry this water.
- Add the tomatoes, garam masala the split green chilies, little turmeric, dhaniya powder and salt as per taste. Add a little water and lower the heat. Cover and let this cook for 10 minutes. You will see the whole dish come together and thicken and leave a little oil.
- Open, stir well and add some more water. Cover and let it cook another 5 minutes. Wait till it leaves oil once again.
- Now add the peas and cover it again. Cook hardly 2 minutes so the peas are just blanched but still stay sweet and soft.
- Garnish with the coriander leaves and serve hot.
I like to put a good amount of tomato as that really gives the keema good taste. You can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.