Ramadan Recipe: Keema/Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Parathas etc

Say hello to my favourite samosa and spring roll filling, lamb keema.

The truth is, I am a huuuuuuuuuge meat lover and I’m afraid vegetable samosas just don’t cut it for me 90% of the time. This may be my anemia talking or the fact that my Father owns a few butcher shops so we had a diet rich in meat – I don’t know, perhaps it’s a combination of both, perhaps it’s neither. All I know is that keema samosas are where it’s at.

Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Sandwiches etc - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

This lamb keema filling marked round 3 of Ramadan preps for me. Round 1 involved vegetable spring rolls (which I posted on my Instagram) and Round 2 was samosas with this delicious cumin-spiced potato filling. I’m looking forward to next few rounds because I have a lot of ideas in store – watch this space!

The uses for this recipe are not limited to samosas and spring rolls – use them as a filling for parathas, sandwiches, use it in pasta and salads – the list is never ending! Use this recipe as a template and add whatever else you like – sweetcorn, peas, potatoes, beans, spinach – see what I mean? The list really is never ending!

 

Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Sandwiches etc - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

Enjoy, with love


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Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Sandwiches etc - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net
Ramadan Recipe: Keema Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Parathas etc
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This is my favourite filling! Use this for samosas, spring rolls, parathas. You can even use it for pasta, salads, sandwiches - the list is never ending!
Servings
20 spring roll fillings
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings
20 spring roll fillings
Cook Time
1 hour
Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Sandwiches etc - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net
Ramadan Recipe: Keema Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Parathas etc
Print Recipe
This is my favourite filling! Use this for samosas, spring rolls, parathas. You can even use it for pasta, salads, sandwiches - the list is never ending!
Servings
20 spring roll fillings
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings
20 spring roll fillings
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1.2 kg minced meat
  • oil as needed
  • 1 large onion, chopped finely
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chunk ginger, minced
  • 4 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, chopped
Servings: spring roll fillings
Instructions
  1. In a pan, heat the oil and add the onions, garlic and ginger. Saute on medium heat till they are translucent, reduced in size and slightly golden. We don't want to brown them.
  2. Add all the spices and fry for about one minutes
  3. Add the meat and 1/2 cup of water. Turn the heat down to low, cover and cook for 45 minutes, or till the meat is cooked.
  4. Once the meat is cooked, uncover and dry out any water remaining on high heat. You may not need to do this if there isn't any water left - I didn't have to. It is important to ensure there isn't any water left in the meat otherwise using them in samosas, spring rolls, parathas etc will be difficult.
  5. Once the water has dried, turn the heat off and add in the chopped coriander.
Recipe Notes

If you would like to make this with chicken, then follow this recipe exactly but do not add any water during Step 3 and reduce the cooking time to 15 minutes.

If you would like to add peas, add them in the final. Similarly, if you would like to add potatoes, carrots or any other hard vegetable, add them chopped into small chunks in the last 25 minutes.

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8 thoughts on “Ramadan Recipe: Keema/Minced Lamb Filling for Samosas, Spring Rolls, Parathas etc

  1. can i use beef instead of lamb meat, beacause its hard to find lamb meat in my country. and if i use beef can i follow the exact recipe?

  2. How I can freeze this samosa for longer period
    Plz guide (any preservatives too add so it won’t spoil)

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