Goan Kheema - Spicy Ground Beef Or Mutton Prepared In A Goan Style

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Oct. 27, 2016

This is a traditional style of making ground Beef in Goa. The spices are distinct. Red Chillies and Vinegar make the flavor distinctly Goan!


Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon
Kashmiri chillies 4 (red)
Coriander seeds 2 Teaspoon
Cardamoms 4
Cloves 6
Cinnamon 1 Inch
Peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
Ginger piece 1 Inch
Green chillies 2
Vinegar 6 Tablespoon
Diced onions 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Diced tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooked peas 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Ground beef 1 Pound
Salt To Taste



1. Grind all of the dry ingredients together – red chillies, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and peppercorns together.

2. Add the wet ingredients - garlic, ginger, green chillies & vinegar and grind till a thick paste.

3. Add the paste to 1 lb of ground meat, massage in to incorporate and marinate for 1 hr to overnight.


4. Add 1 cup of water to the food processor to free all the spice paste from under the blades and keep aside.

5. In a saute pan heat some oil and sauté the onions till translucent.

6. Add the ground marinated meat and stir to break up all lumps.

7.  Add the tomatoes and salt to taste, one cup of water, one cup of peas, cover and cook for 10 – 15

8. Keep squishing the tomatoes with the back of your spoon

 9. Taste for salt again


10. This is ready to serve with hot bowl of steaming rice or dinner rolls. Enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 495Calories from Fat 280

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 197 mg8.21%

Total Carbohydrates 33 g11%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 12 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet