Mince meat - Keema

Minced Meat


500gms ground Beef / Mutton

½ cup green peas

2 potatoes cut into cubes


Masala to grind:

1 bunch of coriander leaves

3-4 long green chilies or 4-6 medium

10 cloves of garlic

½ inch ginger

1 inch cinnamon stick

1 cardamom

18-20 peppercorns

12-14 cloves

¾ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon turmeric


Other ingredients:

2 onions chopped

2 tomatoes chopped

1-2 green chili slit

Small bowl of tamarind in ½ cup warm water

2 sprigs of curry leaves

½ a cube of Maggie

1 tablespoon vinegar

Salt to taste

Goan Kheema



1. In a kadai / pot add oil and sauté the onions till they turn translucent.

2. Add the tomatoes and cook till they are soft.

3. Now add the ground mince and ⅓ cup of water.


***When it boils remove all the scum that rises on top.

4. Add salt to taste.

5. Cook till the mince is 70% cooked.


6. To this add the potatoes and ground masala.


7. Add little water to the mixer and remove the masala that is inside and add this to the pot.

8.Stir and cook for 2 minutes then add tamarind water and maggie cube.


9. After 5 min add green peas, curry leaves, vinegar and slit chili.

10. Add little water if required.


11. Cook till the mince and potatoes are done

12. Check salt to taste.

Kheema - Keema

13. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and serve your Goan style Kheema.


Enjoy life, it’s delicious.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Rochelle Pereira says:

    Its a great recipe Alves. I tried and it turned awesome.
    I tried it again the 2nd time but this time i added ginger garlic paste, vinegar and salt to the mince itself n kept aside for marination. In the masala i didnt add garlic and ginger as i added the paste to the meat.


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      You can do that too… happy you enjoyed the mince.


  2. Valencia says:

    Hi Alves,
    Your recipes turn out very good. I wanted to know if with this green mince you can make croquettes.
    Can you post a recipe for croquettes?


    1. alvesnaaron says:

      Hi Valencia,

      Yes you can make croquettes with this recipe. just keep the mince dry or else the croquettes will crack while frying.


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