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Keto Kheema

It mince so much to me!

Goats are delicious. We call it mutton and it’s the meat of choice for the most decadent Biryani and also curries. For some reason my mutton recipes are the least popular on my channel. It probably has something to do with mutton meaning old sheep in other parts of the world and goat meat not being a staple. You can always substitute mutton with lamb and you should definitely check out my Sindhi style mutton curry, my Kerala mutton stew and even my thrice cooked mutton.  For today’s recipe we’re using ground meat or mutton mince as we call it and we’re making Kheema.

Kheema itself just means ‘minced meat’ and it’s normally cooked with spices, onions and tomatoes. This dish is common across the country but the taste varies depending on where you eat it. There are many versions of this as well and it’s really a versatile dish. I will be cooking up a more Keto friendly version with some cheese and cream and making it truly fat friendly. In Mumbai it’s often made with peas and served with pav, which is a local bread. I will be skipping the peas and the pav as well. You can always enjoy this with a side of my 90 second microwave bread or a Keto naan. Anyway enough jibber jabber, let’s cook.

It’s custom shop with these mutton chops

I don’t know where to begin. This recipe is literally a blank canvas for you to paint on. You can turn it into an Asian style kheema, Moroccan, Mexican, Spanish, French, British etc etc. The saucepan is your playground. It’s just a matter of switching around the spices to what suits your palette, edit and adjust the vegetables to your liking, make it your own. I personally would throw in some mushrooms and spinach into this and I would finish it with an egg. I would each just poach and egg and place it on top, alternatively a nice sunny side up fried egg or my most elaborate scheme would throw the white into the kheema as it cooks and place the yolk on top of the serving dish at the end. That’s pretty much heaven on a plate.

When it comes to to what meat to choose, it’s pretty much an open bar, or butcher shop really. Ground pork, beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, kangaroo, emu, ostrich, there are really no restrictions here. The only thing to keep in mind is the obvious cooking times for each meat, like chicken cooks much quicker than mutton. However since it’s ground meat, is there really such a thing as over cooking? I think not. You’d want to get some meat with a decent fat % as always, nothing too lean.

Unleash your creativity and leave me a comment telling me what you did and how you made this dish your own. Happy cooking!

Keto Kheema

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 588
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Carbs: 4g
  • Fat: 47g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Kheema

Keto Kheema
Keto Kheema
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A creamy cheesy Indian style minced meat dish
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Keto Kheema
Keto Kheema
Yum
Votes: 6
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
A creamy cheesy Indian style minced meat dish
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
25 minutes 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 500 grams Mutton or Lamb Minced (Ground)
  • 100 grams Tomato
  • 80 grams Onion
  • 10 grams Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 100 grams Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 50 grams Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 3 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Tsp Tumeric
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • Fresh Coriander Also known as Cilantro
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Instructions
  1. Heat the ghee in a sauceman and chop and add the onions. Once they turn translucent add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the onions start browning add in the minced meat and stir well. Keep stirring and breaking the pieces of meat so they do not lump up together. Keep the pan on a high heat.
  3. Once the meat is separated and the moisture is released add in the tomato, ginger garlic paste, salt, tumeric, chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix well. Then add some water and cover and cook for 15-20 minutes
  4. Keep stirring the meat every 2-3 mintues and once it's reduced to your liking add in cheese and mix well.
  5. Once the cheese is fully melted add in the cream and cook for a further 2-3 minutes after which turn off the gas and finish with the coriander.
  6. Serve with Keto bread or Keto naan.

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7 Comments

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    kpazdetodo
    August 4, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Unbelievably good! WOW!

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    OiLeng
    August 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Made this with minced pork as that was what I had, and served it in lettuce cups. It was so good! I’ve tried a couple of your recipes and they turn out so well. Thank you for sharing.

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    Robert Vaughn
    August 12, 2018 at 4:05 am

    I’m making this tonight. Plus the naan.

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    Panther
    August 12, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I made this with a mix of beef and pork mince and it was great. The lemon juice really made the flavours POP. Thanks for your recipes.

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    Veena
    August 16, 2018 at 1:48 am

    I made it with ground chicken, the only meat I had on hand, and it tasted like butter chicken! 10/10 would make again!

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    Simon
    August 24, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Made this last night. Absolutely amazing. I’ll be making it regularly from now on.

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    Panika
    October 22, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    This is the best comfort food! I saw it with cauliflower rice, but might have to do the naan next. Thanks!

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