Lamb Kheema with Peas

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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

Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner


  • 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


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


Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 239.8kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 15.6g, Fat: 14.5g, Sodium: 190.1mg, Fiber: 3.1g, Sugar: 2.7g
Blue Smart Points: 10
Green Smart Points: 11
Purple Smart Points: 10
Points +: 6
Keywords: Freezer Meals, Gluten Free, low carb