Recipe for Qeema

You can use this recipe to make chicken, mutton, lamb or beef qeema.


  • Oil – 50 ml (1/4 cup) or as per your liking
  • Ginger – 2 TSP
  • Garlic – 2 TSP
  • Minced meat – 1 kg
  • Salt – 1.5 TSP
  • Green chilies – 8 or as per your liking
  • Tomatoes – 6


  • Cut green chilies into 1 cm pieces.
  • Cut 6 tomatoes.
  • Rinse the meat under water until you are happy with how clean it is.



  • Heat 50 ml oil for 2 minutes, until it boils. 
  • Add 2 TSP garlic.
  • Add 2 TSP ginger.
  • Heat and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add meat carefully.
  • Add 1.5 TSP salt.
  • Stir to mix all the ingredients.
  • Close the lid (don’t worry if this looks dry. The meat will shed some water).
  • Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until the meat becomes dry.


  • Now, add tomatoes and green chilies
  • Lower the heat to half.
  • Close the lid (don’t worry if this looks dry. The tomatoes will shed some water).
  • Cook for 15 minutes until the meat becomes nearly dry.


  • Stir and fry the meat on full flame for 5 to 10 minutes until it starts turning brown.
  • Turn the stove off once you are happy with final shape of your dish.


Beef Qeema


I learnt this recipe from my father who loves to cook and is brilliant at it.


1. Do I have to use ginger and garlic paste or can I also used them in sliced or diced forms?

You can use any form of ginger and garlic.

2. Can I add more or less green chilies?

Yes, you can add green chilies as per your liking.

3. What is TSP?

TSP is a teaspoon. One tablespoon (TBS) is equal to three teaspoons (TSP).

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