Keema Mirch, which translates to ground beef and bell pepper curry, is one of my childhood favourites!
When it comes to the best keema mirch recipe, I’ve had my fair share from my mom’s homeade to picking some up from a local restaurtant. And the truth is, there’s no singular authentic recipe. They’re all tweaks and variations. But today, I’ll share with you my tried and true keema mirch recipe that always brings my family back for seconds.
I’ve made this recipe quite a few times over the years and it’s always a hit with my family, especially my kids. I’m happy to be able to pass down my Pakistani/Kashmiri heritage to my children through my cooking. And I have a HUGE announcement for everyone- I have just launched my NEW YouTube Channel! Here you go:
The complete Keema Mirch Recipe:
Keema Mirch (Ground Beef & Green Pepper Curry)
A simple and hearty meal to end the day with!
- 1 Small Onion
- 1 Small Tomato
- 1 Large Green Bell Pepper
- 1 lb Halal Ground Beef
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Paste
- 1-2 Tsp Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 Cup Green Onions
Begin by chopping up all of the vegetables.
Dice up the onion and set aside.
Cube the tomato and set aside.
Dice up the green bell pepper to be used later on.
Turn on your stove to medium high heat. In a medium sized pot, add in the vegetable oil and onions.
Give the onions a good stir and let them cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The onions should be golden brown/dark brown (but not burnt!).
Add in the tomatoes and stir. Wait for the tomatoes to simmer down and then add the spices (everything except the ketchup).
Stir this mixture and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Keep stirring.
Now add the ground beef to the pot.
The meat will take about 5-7 minutes to cook through. Keep stirring during this time.
Now it’s time to add the ketchup to the pot. The secret ingredient! Mix well
Add in the chopped green bell peppers, mix and cover the pot with the lid. Cook on medium heat for about 7-10 minutes.
The keema mirch is done! Garnish with green onions and serve with brown rice.
I hope you’ll try out this recipe! Let me know your thoughts by tagging me @kashmirifoodie on Instagram.