Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Easy Lamb (or turkey, beef, or chicken) Keema

Recipe by Vijay Golla (our buddy)

This one's super easy, and you can substitute ground turkey, beef, or chicken if you can't get a hold of ground lamb. (If you choose to use beef or lamb, you may want to take measures to reduce the fat, or you may not!)

Lamb Keema

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • oil
  • 1 onion, sliced into strips
  • 1 lb of ground something
  • water
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste (can use grated ginger and minced garlic, or watever you think)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (or less)
  • 1/2 tsp corriander powder (I prefer grinding this from corriander seeds over buying it in powder form--makes a huge difference in flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (I think it's cinnamon, cloves, and star anise--I think it varies. You could probably substitute chinese 5 spice powder, of just use some spices you think would be good with lamb)
  1. Heat 3 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add cumin seeds.
  2. Add onion. Fry till golden.
  3. Add ground (Something) and break it up with your spoon or spatula.
  4. Add a cup of water.
  5. Add cayenne pepper, ginger/garlic, and salt (to taste).
  6. Add turmeric and corriander powder.
  7. Let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium heat.
  8. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala.
  9. Let it cook for another 1o minutes, and it should be ready. (The water should reduce to a gravy.)

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