Spicy minced lamb with peas and rice

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By: Manju Malhi From: Great Food Live

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.39 / 5 (77 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
15 min

Known as kheema mattar chawal, this simple dish by Manju Malhi is perfect for a cosy curry night in front of the telly


1. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a saucepan or wok. Add the onion and garlic and fry for 1 minute, then tip in the minced lamb and continue cooking for 7-8 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil with the tomato purée, all the ground spices, and the salt to form a thick paste.

3. Add the paste to the lamb and fry for 30 seconds, then tip in the peas and ginger (if using). Mix well, then add the rice and stir until the mixture is piping hot and thoroughly combined.

4. Serve hot with a dollop of yogurt on top and garnished with coriander leaves.

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Latest Comment


Very easy and very nice. This will become a frequent treat.

JohnW62291 JohnW62291  Posted 10 Dec 2013 6:49 AM

bland, bland and bland dont waste your time with this recipe, tasted like slightly flavoured bird seed.

debbieR4693 debbieR4693  Posted 22 Oct 2009 9:42 PM

Really nice and very simple to make. Will definitely make again.

JoyC34620 JoyC34620  Posted 08 Aug 2009 5:45 PM

So easy to make. So authentically tasty. Thank you. I agree with others ... maybe a little more chilli (and maybe a bit less rice). That's nit-picking. SUPERB!!!!

JoM78738 JoM78738 Posted 05 Jun 2009 12:52 PM

such a simple yet tasty dish, fantastic

nicki1312 nicki1312 Posted 02 Jun 2009 2:48 PM

Fantastic, simple, week day dish, quick and easy. I added fresh chopped red chilli to give it more of a kick, easily done to suit all taste buds.

Lynsmadonna Lynsmadonna Posted 06 May 2009 10:34 AM

Very simple and tasty, we'll definitely being eating it again..but with a bit more chilli in it next time to give it an extra kick!

mirandaW43924 mirandaW43924 Posted 15 Jan 2009 7:20 PM

Made this last night - it was so easy, really quick to make and absolutely delicious. I didn't have chili powder so mine was not spicy (but very fragrant from the other spices) so it would be perfect for children. Will definitely be making again!

soisbelle soisbelle Posted 01 Sep 2008 9:07 AM