Slimming World Keema Curry. How to make a delicious keema curry at home with your slow cooker. This Slimming World friendly keema curry is easy to prep, only has a few ingredients and reheats well.
If you love curry and are looking for something different then this slimming world keema curry will tick all the boxes. Serve it with some instant pot brown rice and you have an amazing filling dinner to serve your family for dinner tonight.
This slow cooker keema curry is an update on a 2017 recipe. We have made the recipe more traditional and updated photos and added extra info for you.
Slimming World Keema Curry
If you were a Slimming World member in the 90’s (like I was) you will remember that the slimming world meals with mince were rather boring and bland.
We didn’t have Google then with a HUGE amount of slimming world recipes to choose from and were very limited.
We had big boards up at the Slimming World groups where people had written on them with their recipe suggestions.
Mince was weird lasagnes that were lacking in the cheese, and then without the cheese, it just wasn’t the same.
You didn’t have all these different ways to enjoy burgers in the air fryer, like our slimming world burgers, but what I do remember was the slimming world keema curry.
Now you were talking.
It was one of those slimming world meals with mince and so good, you wanted it on your menu every week.
You can mix it up and go from a turkey keema to a lamb keema to a pork keema, depending on what mince you had in.
It would be done in a pan and quickly served with some of those dodgy slimming world chips (thankfully we now have air fryer slimming world chips).
But times have moved on and 25+ years later, you can make a slow cooker keema curry. Dump and forget and then the next day reheat the leftovers.
What Is A Keema Curry?
A keema, or a keema curry, is an Indian spiced alternative to a shepherd’s pie filling. Think the shepherd’s pie mince minus the mash.
You have those wonderful flavours of India, and it makes a fantastic and must lower calorie alternative to a traditional Indian curry.
If you like you could just call it curry mince, as to me that’s how I personally describe it to people that have not tried it yet.
What Kind Of Meat Is Keema?
Keema is a meal of minced meat and peas. Therefore any minced meat or as they call it in the USA ground meat, will work in a classic keema curry.
Can You Make A Quorn Keema?
Yes, you sure can! Keema is a traditional dish of mince with peas and delicious Indian flavours.
Because of this, you can mix and match it with any mince that you want. There is no wrong way, unlike when you try to call a Shepherd’s pie a shepherd’s pie and you have no lamb in it!
Here are a few easy keema curry ideas:
Quorn Keema – Use quorn mince as your base and it will taste just as good as a meaty keema curry. It also cooks incredibly well in the slow cooker.
Turkey Keema – On Slimming World and want a really low fat keema curry? Then use turkey mince as its incredibly lean compared to classic lamb mince.
Lamb Keema Curry – If you want a more traditional keema mince, then I recommend that you use lamb. I love the taste of a lamb mince curry. The flavour stands out a lot more and is much more rich compared to turkey, quorn, beef, or pork.
Beef Keema Curry – This is probably the cheapest way to make a mince curry and you can go with a lower fat minced beef to keep this as Slimming World friendly as possible. Or drain the fat before serving to recue the fat even more.
Keema Curry Recipe Ingredients
Mince – Of course, you can’t have a mince curry without mince. But of course, which mince you use, is totally up to you. You can make a beef mince curry, a lamb one, a pork one or even a turkey or quorn one.
Peas – A mince curry recipe always includes peas. They are added at the end and you can just use any frozen peas in this recipe. Its also an opportunity to have a freezer clear out of those half used bags of peas that you forgot about.
Vegetables – I recommend adding in onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. They give a wonderful flavour to your keema curry and make the curry stretch to feed more people.
Tomatoes – You can either tinned tomatoes, a jar of tomato sauce, or leftover tomato soup. It gives your mince curry that creamy texture like a Bolognese.
Seasonings – This is an Indian curry so expect a mixture of amazing Indian seasonings. I recommend garam masala as the hero, along with turmeric, cumin, coriander, and chilli powder. Though if you don’t want it too spicy avoid the chilli.
Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this keema slow cooker recipe, it has just been our Crockpot. We have this one and its wonderful for making a quyick curry where you can dump the ingredients into the slow cooker and then come back later.
How To Make Keema Curry?
- Prep. Peel and slice up your vegetables and load them into the slow cooker.
- Load. Add in everything else but the frozen peas, stir and place the lid on your slow cooker.
- Cook. Slow cook for three hours, then add your frozen peas.
- Mix. Add the frozen peas, reduce the fat, mix and cook for a final hour before serving.
What To Serve With Keema Mince?
When I make a keema mince curry I love to serve it with instant pot brown rice. Brown rice is much easier to cook, its much healthier and its easy to do a batch of brown rice in the instant pot pressure cooker, whilst you cook a slow cooker keema.
But beyond the brown rice how about:
More Slow Cooker Curry
- Slimming World Butter Chicken
- Slimming World Vegetable Korma
- Slimming World Chicken Balti
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Slow Cooker Slimming World Keema Curry
- Start by doing your prep. Wash and thinly slice your celery. Peel and thinly dice your carrots, onion, and garlic. Load everything into the slow cooker apart from the frozen peas. Stir well with your hands and place the lid on the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3 hours and then add in your frozen peas and stir.
- Cook for a further hour and then stir before serving with some brown rice.