Keema (Indian Comfort Food)

This recipe for Keema is so delicious, but be prepared for your house to smell of the Indian spices for a day or two. I think it smells wonderful! It's basically a mixture of ground meat, onions, tomatoes, and spices. I served it with her recipe for Curry Cauliflower. I doubled the recipe below. It was easy and so delicious.



Paleo & Whole30-approved

  • 2 onions, minced
  • 2 T olive oil or coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (use a bit less if you don't like things too spicy; add the seeds too if you want it hot-hot)
  • 1 lb ground beef or lamb (I used a mixture of both).
  • 1 T garam masala
  • 2 tsp ginger (I used fresh but you can use ground)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 regular 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 T tomato paste
  • juice of one lemon
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Using a big pan, fry onions on medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Throw in the garlic, jalapeño and ground beef. After the beef is browned, add all the spices, tomatoes and tomato paste. Simmer for 10+ minutes. Taste and adjust spices and salt as needed. Add lemon juice and top with cilantro.