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Sadia Hussain

Apr 24, 2018

Simple Qeema Recipe

Qeema is a homely dish made from ground beef, chicken, lamb or mutton. It can have numerous vegetable add-ins which makes it one of the most versatile dishes to prepare and a favorite in my house.

I usually serve it with parathas but you can serve it with rice too. This is an easy, quick dish to make and serve for breakfast paired with an omelet, for lunch with a paratha or for dinner with rice and daal. Please do give this delicious dish a try. I think it might just become a favorite in your house too!

Simple Qeema Recipe

Sadia Hussain




1 Hour


  • 1 kg/2lbs ground beef

  • Cooking oil

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder or to taste

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 2-3 green chilies

  • A handful of fresh coriander, chopped


  1. In a large pan, heat oil and sauté onions until light brown.

  2. Add garlic paste and ginger paste and sauté for 5 minutes.

  3. Add turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder and sauté for a few minutes.

  4. Add ground beef and cook on high heat for 10 minutes.

  5. Add tomatoes, lower heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes.

  6. If you want this to be drier then turn up heat high and cook for 5-10 minutes.

  7. Add green chilies and coriander.

Tips and Bits

A common addition is peas or potatoes.

You can add more chopped tomatoes if you like.

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