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Qeema Matar

Qeema Matar is a delicious dish made with minced cauliflower and fresh green peas. The vegetarian dish is a great substitute for the original meat curry.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 tbsp oil + 1ghee
  • 4 onions finely chopped
  • 1 cup cauliflower finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2-3 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup green peas boiled


  • Add oil to a pan and heat it.
  • Add the chopped onions, stir for a minute and add the chopped cauliflower.
  • Do not mix!
  • Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder and simmer the flame.
  • Cover the pan with a lid with edges.
  • Pour some water over the lid.
  • Let cook for 8-10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the lid, check if the cauliflower is done.
  • If not then sprinkle some water over the cauliflower and cover and cook.
  • Once the cauliflower is cooked, add ginger garlic paste, green chillies, tomatoes and all the dry spices, except garam masala.
  • Mix everything very well and now increase the flame to full.
  • Cook on full flame till the moisture from tomatoes is completely gone and you can see the oil separating.
  • Now add boiled green peas and ghee.
  • Mix once again, finally add some garam masala , and drizzle a tsp of ghee.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.


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