Monday, April 11, 2011

Shimla Mirch Qeema / Capsicum with Minced Meat

Shimla Mirch Qeema / Capsicum with Minced Meat ... A tasty dish made with minced meat & capsicum. You can reduce the amount of capsicum in the recipe, but we like it this way :)

Shimla Mirch Qeema / Capsicum with Minced Meat

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes

* Cook Time :  30 - 40 minutes

* Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 black / large cardamom
  • 3 - 4 cloves
  • 5 - 6 whole black peppers
  • 2" cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 500 gm. Minced Meat ( Qeema )
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp. red chillies powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped / sliced
  • 500 gm. capsicum / bell peppers ( Shimla mirch ), sliced
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, chopped 
 Method :
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Add cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon & ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Add in minced meat and saute for few minutes until mince changes its color.
  • Add tomatoes, red chili powder, turmeric powder & salt and mix well.
  • Cover and cook on medium heat till the water dries out and the oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add in the capsicum & green chillies; mix and cook, covered, on a very low heat for 10 minutes until capsicum is slightly soft.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot with plain rice or Chappati.

Linking this to Savory Sunday , by Amanda at The Sweet Details

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe !!!


  1. ho awesome and delicious combination :)

  2. Give me some rotis,am ready to finish that whole bowl of tempting kheema..delicious!

  3. oh who would want to change that capsicum........yummy.............

  4. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

  5. Delicious combination !! looks so yummy !!

  6. Minced meat has always been my favourite. Your recipe with capsicum looks marvelous and inviting. Does not matter if you have it with rice or rotis. It will make your meal awesome.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Addition of capsicum adds a whole lot of flavor to the keema,loking delicious.

  8. Never tried this combination...nice one for variation.
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  9. wow...what a tempting recipe...loved all the flavors going in !

  10. This must have tasted delicious:)

  11. Thank you everyone for leaving such nice comments.

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  12. Looks tempting and yummy! Thanks for voting dear..

  13. ooh yummy Ambreen.. just perfect with anything..

  14. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :)

  15. kheema masala makes me drool...adding capsicum is new and catchy for me.

  16. kheema capsicum wow yummy smell.
    nice combination
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  17. New kind of combo' never had them before' looks incredible...makes me hungry

  18. wat a innovative n fantastic recipe..u rock dear..
    Tasty Appetite

  19. Thank you everyone for visiting & for your wonderful comments:)

  20. Salaam! I made this recipe exactly as stated two days ago and everyone LOVED it! Thank you soooo much for an amazing recipe!

    1. Wa-Alaikum Salaam Hina! Thanks for trying it out and for leaving the comment. Glad that your family liked it :)

  21. Assalamualaikum hina...
    Made this yesterday for lunch and just loved it. More compliments came from MIL.... :) jazakAllah fr a great recipe.


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