For non-vegetarians, any and every occasion feels incomplete without a non-veg dish. And if you are done with the usual chicken and meat curries, keema can be a good, simple pick. Also known as minced mutton, keema is considered one of the most loved delicacies by most non-vegetarians. Irresistibly meaty, utterly delicious and juicy, keema is any meat that is completely minced. 

Derived from the Turkish word khyma, it is an indispensable part of many cuisines such as Awadhi, where it used to be a popular breakfast staple in Mediaeval India. In fact, coming to think of it, some of the grandest and most innovative dishes are made with keema - including kebabs, sandwiches, patties and curries.  

While kebabs, patties and biryanis might be some of the great options for a dinner party, nothing suffices more than a wholesome curry when it comes to pairing with naan or parathas. So, if you are someone who loves to dig into a bowl of keema with your choice of bread, we are here with some amazing keema recipes for you. These masaledar keema curries shall not just make for a lavish dinner, but also give a spin to the usual dinner party menu. 

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We can have makhani keema matar - a scrumptious Indian dish with keema marinated in a mix of ginger-garlic paste, onion powder, salt, chilli and lemon juice - that can be paired with naan, roti, paratha and even rice. On the other hand, we have mutton keema masala, a robust Bengali-style curry with minced meat, cooked in a pool of whole spices and mustard oil. If you are a fan of unique delicacies, keema bharta can be a good pick. Combining brinjal pulp and keema along with different spices, this is what can bring a change to your usual menu. 

Here are 4 of the best keema recipes for you to try at your next dinner party: 

1. Keema Bharta 

Bring in the goodness of brinjals and bhuna keema together with this amazing keema bharta recipe. Not just unique but a super delicious one for your next dinner party. 

2. Mangshor Keema 

This Bengali-style keema is a perfect balance of spices and meat, and is paired best with rice. Cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, garlic, chillies and more, combined with juicy keema is sure to make you slurp.  

3. Methi Keema 

If you are a fan of methi, this recipe might just be for you. The goodness of methi combined with the beloved keema results in a wholesome and masaledar curry you won’t be able to resist. This Andhra-special dish is sure to make your mouth water. 

4. Keema Matar Masala 

Another scrumptious Indian dish you can try at home, keema matar masala marinated keema in a mix of spices including ginger-garlic paste, onion powder, salt, chilli and lemon juice. Goodness of peas gives this dish a unique spin. 

So, which one of these delicacies are you going to try first?