Before I get to the recipe – I have to share some exciting news!!
My new Indian Instant Pot Cookbook is now available!!
Keema is one of my favorite Indian recipes because of how very easy it is to make. I have a recipe for it in my Paleo Indian eBook, but I decided to adapt the dish to be Instant Pot friendly.
If you’ve never had keema before – it kind of reminds me of Indian spaghetti sauce, only with less tomatoes and way more flavor. Oh, and peas.
Am I crazy for making that comparison? Someone tell me that you agree with me…?
The great thing about keema is that you can make it with any type of ground meat: lamb, goat, beef, turkey, etc. It’s delicious when served over rice or when eaten with a side of my paleo naan. You can even use it as a filling for my paleo samosas or my paleo paranthas!
- 2 tablespoons ghee
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1-inch fresh ginger, minced
- 1 Serrano pepper, minced
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garam masala
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 pound ground beef or lamb
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups peas
- Cilantro, optional for garnish
- Add the ghee and onions to the Instant Pot.
- Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot and saute for 8-10 minutes, or until the onions begin to brown.
- Next, add the ginger, garlic, serrano pepper and spices to the pot. Saute for 30 seconds, then add the ground beef. Cook until the beef is mostly brown.
- Stir in the diced tomatoes and peas.
- Cover and lock the lid. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot, then press the “Bean/Chili” button to begin the pressure cooking. It will automatically be set for 30 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is closed.
- Once the meat is done, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the “Keep Warm” mode. Allow the pressure to release naturally or use the quick release.
- Open the pot and if the meat released a lot of liquid, press the “Saute” button to boil off any extra liquid. This may take 10-15 minutes, depending on how much liquid the meat released.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve.