Beef Keema- An Easy Indian Beef Recipe and a Great New Way to Buy Meat

by Marina
6 servings
25 min

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I love cooking Indian food and admit that I’ve found ways to make a recipe quicker to whip up to get onto the table faster. If you’ve been looking for Indian beef recipes on my site, you will know my authentic South Indian Beef Fry is a big favorite.

Another recipe my family is served with different additions to the pot is my easy peasy Beef Keema recipe.

But before I share the recipe, I have to ask, where do you buy your meat from?

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It may be made on a pan over the stove or even in your instant pot.

15 minutes of prep work and a 10-minute timer in your instant pot are all that’s needed to bring a hearty Beef Keema together.

This is such an easy recipe.

On the first night, I served ours over a bed of Basmati rice.

This tastes so good with Pea Pilaf,

or with naan.

My kids love eating it this way.

If you have leftovers the next day, heat the Keema on a pan to dry it out a bit, and serve it with tortilla chips.

Add a little salsa or grated cheese, and you have a simplified desi version of a tostada!


I can’t wait for you to try this. It is my favorite Indian beef recipe to whip up in a short amount of time.

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Beef Keema- An Easy Indian Beef Recipe and a Great New Way to Buy Meat
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion- sliced fine
  • 1 inch fresh ginger-grated
  • 5 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 1 tomato-chopped
  • I green pepper- chopped (optional. You can swap this with peas, potato cubes or even zucchini)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves- chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Olive oil- to saute
  • Salt -to season.

With instant pot on saute mode (for about 10 minutes), add olive oil and saute the onions till they become golden brown. (3-4 minutes)
Add the peppers, ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute or so.
Add the chopped tomato and sprinkle a little salt over to allow this to cook down quickly. Do this for about a minute or two.
Add the spices to season the mixture (coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, ground pepper and paprika. Saute for a minute and then add the ground beef.
Add the juice from the lemon, yogurt and coriander leaves. Mix well.
By now the 10 minutes on saute mode should be up. Set the pressure to high and set the timer to 10 minutes.
Close the lid to the instant pot and prep what you plan to serve the keema with, while you wait for the Instant Pot to finish doing its thing!
  • You can add anything to Beef Keema. In this recipe, I added green peppers. On other occasions, I have added grated carrots, spinach, potatoes, zucchini or green peas.
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  • Cherylh Cherylh on Jan 18, 2022

    It may be made on a pan over the stove or even in your instant pot.

    Where are the directions to make this on the stove?