Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lamb Keema


I made this Indian Lamb keema last week, full of flavor and easy to make, we had it with raita, a mixture of plain yogurt, chilies, cucumber and red onion, vegetables and rice. 




Ingredients:

  • one small pack of minced lamb
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • ginger/garlic paste
  • mustard seeds, coriander seeds and a few cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves
  • 3 small cooked potatoes (I boil separately and then add them)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • one spoon garam masala
  • and one  masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 chopped tomatoes


Method:


  1. pop the mustard seeds in hot canola oil, add the curry leaves green chili, coriander seeds and cumin for 2 minutes
  2. add the onion, ginger/garlic paste and lamb and brown for 8 minutes
  3. then add tomatoes, turmeric and masala powders, salt to taste, cooked potatoes and peas and simmer slowly for 20 minutes.



We have a big trip next week, going to India to see the family ;-), some of hubby's family haven't met the wee man yet including his Dad :-), we are going via Germany and back via the UK. I hope you can pack a virtual suitcase and follow along, I post pictures on the facebook page and twitter would love your company. I will also blog as able I want to visit the fish and vegetable market this time in Chennai South India. 


Here's a couple of pictures from our last trip we visited Mysore, and Coorg this was near there in Karnataka we went to an Elephant sanctuary a place where they retire after being used for work. Here they are having a bath. I have fun memories of this rainy day you have to take a little boat over the river to get to the elephants quite an adventure. 

Some elephants are domesticated and used for farming, logging etc. The wild ones are respected and feared as they can kill people, the farms around the area have fences and folks keep a look out for them. 

Especially in Jack fruit season as they are partial to fruit. 


The majestic Mysore palace, I loved Mysore as a city small and lovely buildings. Being honest the bigger Indian cities like Chennai are too busy and polluted for me. But good for shopping and seeing family of course :-) 

Hope you having a fabulous start to 2013 may it be filled with adventures, laughter and of course good food. 


hugs 




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55 comments:

  1. I did not know your blog and love kitchen Indian.
    I follow now.
    See you from Con pan y postre.

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    1. nice to meet you Jose :-) thanks for stopping by

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  2. yum! I love indian food. I actually do this quite often, it;s quick and simple and yummy! probably a few different spices used but no doubt similar in taste (: have a great new year rebecca!

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    1. thats neat that other cultures have a similar dish I guess us Brits do too but a tad bland

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  3. Have a marvelous trip. I and your other followers will look forward to your postings along the way.

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  4. That's a lovely looking meal that would be great for the whole family. I haven't been to India so I'll look forward to traveling virtually with you. Hope it all goes well xx

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    1. thanks so much and your right would be good for the family,

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  5. Just love your international flair with food :)
    Packing my virtual suitcase!

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  6. Rebecca I love indian food! and this look yummy!
    Dear hope you have a nice and save travel, and we hope your news about it, blessings!

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  7. Happy new year wishes to you and your family. Love this keema with anything.

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  8. I wish I could also join you, to see Chennai and also our family members. Ok let me see them through ur lenses. Have a safe trip

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  9. Wonderful photos and delicious recipes, Rebecca. Love the elephant photo!

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  10. Enjoy the trip, now it is best climate not hot and not cold, Waiting to see lot of pictures By the way lamb Keema looks yumm.

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    1. thanks so much and your right great time of year with the weather

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  11. Yummy! One of my favorite dishes, I just do not add potatoes :)

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  12. I like Indian foods especially curry. Have a blessed New Year to you. Enjoy your vacation !

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  13. Keema is definitely one of my favorite Indian dishes! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  14. oh my goodness.. I feeling biting the screen while browsing the pics

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  15. Looks and sounds yummy. I have some ground venison. Maybe will try this with that or just wait to buy lamb over weekend. Love the India pics ! Have fun !! So jealous !!

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    1. thanks so much hope you get to go home soon hugs

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  16. Happy New Year Rebecca!!! All the best to you and your family for 2013!!!

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  17. We love Indian food...It is full of flavor.Delicious dih and have a wonderful time in India!

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  18. It sounds exciting Rebecca! So good for him to meet the family. Have a wonderful trip. This dish is something I'll make soon!

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  19. Hi Rebecca!

    Have a Happy Year in 2013. Liked all the pics and the recipe...I don't eat lamb but I was wondering whether mutton could be used for the same recipe instead...what do you recommend?

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  20. Great photos Rebecca!That lamb dish sound very tasty.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this lovely & appetizing Indian dish with us! We love it too! :) xxx


    Great pics from your travels! thanks for sharing with us all! :) xxxx

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  22. Waiting eagerly to meet you, Reb! Have a safe and wonderful journey.

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  23. Happy New Year Rebecca! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!
    I have a friend that loves lamb, so I try and make it for him every now and then...will try this one next :)

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  24. Hi Rebecca - I love the photo of you with the elephants in the background. I hope you have a wonderful trip and I will be looking forward to seeing pictures and reading the stories of your adventure.

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  25. I get lamb keema samosas from time to time at the Indian place down the street from me, and love them. I would get them more often but then I would be 500 pounds. Never thought about trying to make them at home - yum!

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  26. Look nice! But I am not really enjoying green peas, so thinking to substitute with carrot or cauliflower. Maybe try to add some fresh milk too, should have nice flavor. :)

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