Lamb Kheema with Peas

Kheema is a traditional Indian dish made of spiced ground meat, usually combined with peas or potatoes. Usually made with chicken or lamb, however it’s also great with ground turkey or beef. I love this dish because it is easy to make and taste great. Serve this with white or brown rice to complete your meal. Leftovers make great stuffed peppers!

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Lamb Kheema with Peas

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, chopped
  • 2 tsp butter or ghee
  • 1 lb lean ground lamb (from loin or shoulder)
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 chili pepper, minced (or more to taste)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large saute pan, heat ghee or butter and onions on medium heat.
  2. Cook about 8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and ginger; cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Add ground meat to pan and brown.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, cayenne, chili powder, turmeric, garam masala and cinnamon.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Add chopped chili pepper, cilantro, bay leaf, tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of water.
  8. Reduce heat to low and cover.
  9. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  10. Add frozen peas and simmer covered another 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 10
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 239.8 calories
  • Total Fat: 14.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 190.1mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Protein: 15.6g
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