Instant Pot Kheema in small brass pot with rice at the back sideways view
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Instant Pot Keto Indian Kheema

If you're looking for a ground beef recipe that's not hamburgers, taco, meatloaf, chili or spaghetti, but it needs to be easy and kid-friendly, this Indian Ground Beef Kheema will likely fit the bill. It's also a good use for the garam masala you have for the butter chicken. This dish is fast at only 5 mins under pressure, keto, low carb, and just plain yummy.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Indian ground beef, instant pot ground beef recipe, keema recipe, kheema recipe, qeema recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

For the Instant Pot

  • Set the cup of frozen peas out to thaw (omit for keto)
  • Turn your Instant Pot onto Sauté on high. When the display reads HOT, add your ghee or oil. When the ghee is hot and shimmering, add the cinnamon sticks and the cardamom and let them sizzle for 10 seconds.
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger and let them cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in the ground beef and sauté long enough to break up clumps, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in spices and water, and close your Instant Pot.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 5 minutes, and allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure.
  • Mix in the peas if using, and let them heat through and serve.

For Stovetop

  • Set the cup of frozen peas out to thaw (omit for keto)
  • Turn your Instant Pot onto Sauté on high. When the display reads HOT, add your ghee or oil. When the ghee is hot and shimmering, add the cinnamon sticks and the cardamom and let them sizzle for 10 seconds.
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger and let them cook until the onions are lightly browned at the edges, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add in the ground beef and sauté until the beef is browned.
  • Add in spices and water, and cover the saucepan, letting it simmer until the meat has cooked through. 
  • Mix in the peas if using, and let them heat through and serve.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 2g