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Mutton Kheema Recipe

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Kheema is a delicious meat delicacy prepared using mutton mince, onions, tomatoes, cloves and cinnamon. This simple minced mutton preparation is cooked with a variety of whole and dried spices. It tastes delicious with all Indian breads like naan, roti and in some parts of the country it is served with pav. The succulent mutton tastes great when paired with pav. Garlic adds a unique aroma and taste to this mutton recipe.

This kheema recipe can be made on any special festivals and occasions like family get-togethers and kitty parties. No wonder this kheema recipe is one such dish, which can be prepared in just a few minutes without putting in much efforts. If you have sudden guests dropping by and you are not in a mood to cook something elaborate, then this kheema recipe can be the best thing to prepare.

If you are a meat lover and you are bored with the usual non-veg preparations, then try this traditional dish at home. And we bet your guests would love this awesome surprise. What’s more, this non-veg delight can be prepared in a few minutes using some easily available ingredients in your kitchen. This simple yet delicious recipe is a perfect treat for meat lovers. In fact, you can add your own twist by customising the ingredients as per your palate preference. This dry recipe can be easily packed for picnics and potlucks, it also makes for a nice side dish with an elaborate meal.

Variations To Make Kheema

  • Add 1/2 cup green peas to the kheema. Add it towards the end once the meat is cooked. Green peas adds on to the taste and makes this dish eye-grabbing!
  • 1 large potato cubed, can also be added in the recipe. Just take off the gravy from the flame a bit early when there is still some moisture left. The potato will soak up a lot of moisture as the gravy cools down.
  • Garnish mutton kheema with 2 sliced boiled and roasted eggs.
  • You can also use this Keema recipe as a filling for wraps and rolls.

Serves – 4


½ kg minced mutton,
3 medium to large sized onions, coarsely ground,
2 large tomatoes, coarsely ground,
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste,
3 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
2 tsp coriander powder,
2 tsp garam masala powder,
1 tsp pepper powder,
1 tsp cumin seeds,
2-3 cloves,
2 cinnamon sticks, 1 inch sized,
2-3 bay leaves,
Salt as per taste
1/4th cup oil,
Fresh coriander for garnish, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Add the cumin seeds, and whole spices (cloves, cinnamon, & bay leaves) and stir for a minute.
  2. Add the onion paste and fry until it turns golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and tomato paste. Stir and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and stir for some more time.
  4. Add the minced meat and fry for about 5-7 mins.
  5. Adjust the salt and spice. Cover with a lid and allow to cook for 10-15 mins.
  6. Keep stirring in once in a while.
  7. Add garam masala powder and pepper powder.
  8. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve hot with rice, rotis, naan, or pav.

So, next time whenever you crave for something delicious try this delicacy and impress your loved ones with its delectable flavour.

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  1. Beautiful blog:).Lamb kheema is too pricey in US,I usually make kheema with lean beef.your in-laws are wonderful cooks:)

  2. First time to this yummy blog, I dont eat Mutton but this looks simply irresistible

  3. hey, that looks yummy… usual..especially when makers and eaters are so lovable…

  4. Thanks Yasmeen, Purva & Geeta Akka…

  5. Wow wat a great eyecatching kheema…am drooling over them..