Keema Pilau

Keema pilau is a one-pot dish made up of spiced ground meat, basmati rice, and aromatic spices. It’s a favourite at our house as well as a dish we serve when we have last-minute company.

It’s easy to make and impressive too!



  1. Heat a medium pot with a tight fitting lid and add the oil or ghee. When hot, add the slices of onion and sauté until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add Shemin’s Curry Paste and a splash of water, and simmer for 1½ minutes. Then add Shemin’s Biryani / Pilau Spice Blend, tomatoes and lamb. Cook until browned, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 2-3 minutes. Add the drained rice, mint, salt, water and coconut milk.
  3. Put the lid on and simmer until the liquid is absorbed by the rice, about 20 minutes.
  4. Scatter the coriander leaves, lime juice and black pepper over the top of the rice before serving.
Serves 4

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