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Keema do pyaza and rice in a silver bowl, with onion salad and spinach salad on white plates in the background

Keema do Pyaza

Incredibly delicious minced lamb, simmered with spices, diced tomatoes, and yogurt. Keema do Pyaza is fantastic served with basmati rice or scooped up with naan bread. Enjoy this amazing dish for dinner soon!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 28 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1/2 onion minced (select large onion)
  • 2 Thai chilis or your preferred chili (leave out for a milder option), minced
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup peas if frozen, allow to defrost before using
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 ts salt
  • 1 ts turmeric
  • 1 ts cayenne leave out for a milder version
  • 1 ts coriander
  • 1 ts cumin
  • 12 oz lamb (minced)
  • 3 tbsp yogurt can use natural or Greek yogurt (plain)


  • Heat up your oil in a skillet (one that has a cover) until shimmering, then add the minced garlic, onion, chili, and ginger. Cook for around 3-5 min, stirring frequently.
    Minced onion, garlic and chilies
  • Add the spices - turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, and cayenne (if using). Stir constantly for 2 minutes. If the mixture starts to try out, add a little water (around 1 tbsp).
    Minced onion, garlic, and chilies and spices added to this mixture with a wooden spoon on the side
  • Add the minced lamb, and cook for around 5 minutes until browned.
    Minced lamb being stirred with spices by a wooden spoon
  • Add the diced tomatoes and stir. Turn the heat down (med low to med), then add yogurt tablespoon by tablespoon. As you add each tablespoon, stir to incorporate.
    Keema do pyaza with diced tomatoes and a dollop of yogurt
  • Cover, and simmer for around 15 minutes. Add peas, stir and cook for 1 additional minute. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding more salt if needed.
    Keema do pyaza with peas added


Serve this delicious Keema do Pyaza with an onion salad, and either basmati rice or naan.  Enjoy this taste of India!
Keema do pyaza
Keyword Lamb