Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spicy Turkey Kheema Masala/ Ground Meat Dish

I never had tasted Turkey before I came to US. When everyone kept convincing me that it tastes just like chicken, and a lean meat too. So I did give it a try. Cooking with it was not an option coz hubby would turn up nose on it. But eventually since it's easy to get turkey kheema I convinced him one day to buy it. I promised that I would make it so good that he would ask me for seconds.

I kinda followed standard chicken kheema recipe, but with turkey it comes out nice with boiled water. So here is my way of doing kheema. BTW now it's a regular on our shopping list. :o)

Prep Time: 10 min| Cooking Time: 15 min| Serves: 6


Minced/ Ground Meat/ Kheema – 1 lb.
Minced Onion – 2 cup
Tomato – 2 (finely cubed)
Frozen Green Peas – 1½ cup
Ginger – 6 cloves
Garlic – 1 lemon size, finely chopped.
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp.
Chili Powder – 3 tsp.
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 sping
Water – 1½ cup
Oil – 2 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

~ Place frozen peas in a microwaveable bowl, add a tsp of water and cook high for 3 minutes.
~ In a wide pan, heat oil and add onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Fry till onions are translucent.
~ Add turmeric, chili and coriander powder and fry for about half a minute.
~ Add water to the mix and bring it to boil.
~ Now add minced meat, mash with a spatula, or potato masher.
~ Add green peas and curry leaves. Add salt to taste. Cook until meat is done (in about 5 to 10 minutes)
~ Note that depending upon how thick or thin you want your gravy increase or decrease the quantity of water.

Sending this to SYF&HWS Series - Red Chili, brain child of Anu , guest hosted by me all this month.


  1. Lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

  2. This would taste good with chicken or mutton meat also I guess...tempting gravy

  3. lovely gravy..looks real good.

  4. Looks delicious...I sometimes add pasta instead of green peas.. try it out.

  5. Keema curry looks simply delicious and inviting. Take a bow Sumee.

    Hamaree Rasoi


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