Skip to main content

Keema Curry

I made this Beef Keema Curry to have with Palappam and everybody just loved it. My amma used to make this long back and I was thinking of making this for a long time and finally I got some keema and made it bringing nostalgic childhood memories.
You can add peas to this curry {Keema Mattar), but I prefer it this way. Once I made the keema curry I was busy hovering over it and clicking and finally I got some impressive shots and I hope my photography skills are improving.

Beef Keema: ½ kg.
Onions: 2.
Tomato: 1.
Green Chillies: 2.
Ginger garlic paste: 1 1/2 tsp.
Vinegar: 1 tsp.
Curry leaves.

Kashmiri chilly powder: 2 tsp.
Coriander powder: 3 tsp.
Turmeric powder: A pinch.
Garam Masala: 1 tsp.
Roasted and powdered fennel seeds: ½ tsp.
Pepper powder: ½ tsp.

Wash and clean keema and put it in a strainer and keep aside.
In a cooker pour oil when it is heated put in sliced onions, green chillies, salt, curry leaves and fry till it is light brown. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes.
Add the masala and stir well for a minute.
Add chopped tomatoes and a little water so as to incorporate it and stir well till oil comes on top.
Put in the keema and vinegar and mix well for about 5 minutes.
Add enough water and close the pressure cooker and after the first whistle let it simmer for 20 minutes. (Generally it takes anything about 15 to 20 minutes for the beef to cook in a pressure cooker).
Add curry leaves generously and serve hot.

Note: Can add little more pepper powder before serving.


  1. luved it.You are doing a great job by testing and compiling all easy to make recipes.It is very useful for novice like me.grat job.May god bless you and ur family :)


Post a Comment

Thanks a lot for visiting my space. Your comments, suggestions, criticism and all opinions are very much appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day.

Popular posts from this blog

Puff Pastry Recipe - Homemade Puff Pastry

Puff pastry recipe: Homemade puff pastry in 15 minutes, can you believe that??  Bakery style Puff pastry is so easy to make at home that you will never buy greasy bakery puffs. The best thing about this puff pastry recipe is that; it does not need any refrigeration (chilling the dough) or any other so called difficult method, you may see when you google for "puff pastry"

Easy puff pastry can be made with the most basic ingredients and in under 15 minutes.

Back in the 80's amma started making puffs at home; which my two brothers and myself used to enjoy a lot. She mostly used to make this for special occasions; like when a friend dropped in or when we long for something bakery style.

Fast-forward to 2014; my daughter, Nidhi loves puffs and I have been asking amma to teach me how to make and somehow things did not work out when I last visited her. Right now she is visiting us here in Calicut and I coaxed and buttered her to show me how to make puffs.

The first time she tau…

Caramel Pudding Recipe - Caramel Custard Recipe

Caramel pudding recipe; a delicious traditional dessert with creamy caramel over silky custard. Caramel custard is my favorite pudding.

All through my childhood, amma makes caramel pudding as a Sunday special.....achachen (my dad) love only this pudding...... 42 years of serving caramel pudding to him has made amma, a sort of an authority on caramel pudding recipe! Ah yes, like always this is amma's recipe. It is her signature, no-fail recipe. of caramel custard.

Okay lets talk about this pudding!!  I used 4 eggs because amma said so eggs are the show stopper here :) is needed to make the pudding silky-satin, and stand tall....and yes it will not you may wonder....won't this be eggy!!smelly!! I promise it won't....there wouldn't be too much eggy flavor! caramel flavor can do wonders!! Believe me!!

I am using my steamer or appachembu as it is known locally to cook the pudding. While the pudding is steaming, it is important that once steam comes, …

Vattayappam / Steamed Rice Cake / Kerala Style

Vattayappam is Kerala's own fermented SteamedRice Cake. One of the healthiest traditional tea time snack with almost no oil. It is popular in the Christian communities of Kerala, though not much popular in North Kerala/ Malabar.

 "Vatta" means "round" ......vattayappam is basically rice and coconut grinded together and fermented with is very soft and pillowy.....a slightly sweet snack......these days, it has found its place in bakeries especially in Kochi and Kottayam...and when I got a request from an anonymous reader asking for vattayappam recipe...I thought of sharing the it is very easy to make...and does not take much time to make. I usually make it as an after school snack as it is very healthy and filling for kids.