There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of getting your Qeema just right, your Aloo Gosht tasting like your mamas, or making a Nihari your family devours. This selection of Pakistani Beef Recipes consists of some of my family's favorites and I hope they become yours too.
Tried this and absolutely loved it.- Amna K.
Your recipe is so good that we're not eating it tonight but taking it to father inlaw's tomorrow as husband wants him to try this 'particular' dish.- Sarah Z.
Used the (recipe) as a guideline to make Nihari for the first time from scratch (previously would only use Shan). It turned out amazing!! ... the flavor profile of the spice ratio you provided was perfect!!- Komal
I have been making this recipe for quite sometime and it turns out delicious every time!- Amna
It turned out really good. Made it on the stovetop instead because I didn’t want to drag out the instant pot, but will definitely try again.Simrath D.
Sarah, I made this and it was so amazing! Your recipes are absolutely wonderful- Nafisa
Thank you for simplifying the ratios! They turned out perfect. So glad I found you xxx- Reena S.
I can't stop eating it. It's so light flavorful and Perfect for the kids!!!Asma
Absolutely amazing! Really flavorful and great with raita.- Amir
I just tried this recipe, the kebabs came out so creamy, moist and delicious. Thank you for sharing!- Nosheen
Phenomenal recipe! The whole family enjoyed it! Thanks for this recipe, Sarah- Sana
I just made this dish and ohhhmyygoodd! My husband and I both devoured it!- Amna
These are some of our family favourite recipes and I hope they become yours too! Happy Cooking friends!
Keema Chawal and 12 Must Cook Pakistani Beef Recipes!
- 3.5 cups basmati rice
- 1 lb lean ground beef little less is fine
- ¾ tsp cumin seeds
- 3-4 cloves
- 6-7 black peppers whole
- 1 inch cinnamon stick
- 1 regular sized onions or two small
- 1 garlic paste
- 1 heaped tsp ginger paste
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon red chilli powder
- ⅓ tsp turmeric
- 2 to matoes
- ¾ tsp garam masala powder
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- 4-6 green chillies
- juice of half a lemon
- ½ cup cilantro
- ¼ cup mint
- oil for cooking
- * wash and soak your rice
- * parboil your rice in briny (gnerously salted) water and drain.
- * whip your yogurt in a small bowl to make smooth and set aside
- * dice your onion & tomatoes then chop your cilantro, mint and chillies and set aside.
- * heat a lug of oil in a large bottomed pan or a wok - it will make for faster cooking than a small pot
- * add the cloves, peppers, cinnamon and cumin seeds
- *when the dry spices start to sizzle and give off an aroma then add the onion and saute till translucent
- * in go the ginger and garlic paste, stir fry for a minute
- * add the salt, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder. saute for another minute
- * now in goes the ground beef, cook on medium high till well browned. this takes 5 minutes or so, if it starts to stick add more oil and continue to cook stirring frequently till the beef takes on a darker brown color
- * add the yogurt and diced tomatoes and cook on medium heat till the tomatoes become one with the ground beef, you may see v thin tomato 'skin' pieces and that's fine.
- * now in go the garam masala powder, green chillies (start w 3-4), cilantro, mint, and lemon juice, cook for 1 minute and taste. It should be slightly salty, spicy, and tangy. If not then adjust seasoning.
- Put half the rice in a large pot, then add a layer of ground beef, then top it with the remaining rice. If you want you can scatter over some green chillies and lemon pieces for their aroma. Leave the pilaf to cook on low temperature for about 20 minutes and then fix carefully so as to not break the rice
* Salting your rice is so important, but if you underdo it then adjust the seasoning in the raita/yogurt to compensate.
* For a more 'chatpata' (spicy & strong) taste you can always add two spoons of achar masala to the ground beef.