Keema Naan – Meat Stuffed Flatbread – All this needs is raita and chutney for a delicious meal!
Ground lamb is usually sold in 1 lb. packages and it Is not advisable to defrost and refreeze meat and can sometimes be challenging to cut the meat when it is still frozen. When I only needed ½ lb. of lamb for a recipe, I decided to make the 1 lb. package of lamb do double duty.
Since this ground lamb filling started out as an Uzbeki recipe, the seasoning is slightly different than the traditional Indian keema filling, however, the slight changes are so subtle it is hardly noticeable.
My cooking philosophy is to waste as little food as possible and not to unnecessarily buy ingredients if I can find a substitute that works just as well. Another change I made to the original Indian Keema Naan is instead of using green peas, I used mixed frozen vegetable because I already had a bag opened in the freezer.
While purists might say this is not a truly traditional Keema Naan, I say why not make a few changes. This is how many recipes evolve over time and also a way to add your own twist and creativity.
If you’d like to start off with the whole 1 lb. of lamb like I did, head over here to see the Uzbeki Samsa recipe filling. After I made the samsa filling, I took out half of the filling to make the samsa then simply added a few more ingredients to Indianize the filling. However, the recipe below is written as a stand alone recipe utilizing only ½ lb. lamb.
It is not necessary to make both Samsa & Keema Naan at the same time. You can make the filling for both and then freeze one. That way it is already made when you are ready to make the other. Simply defrost and use in the recipe.
This flavorful Naan is so good – all you need is a bit of chutney and raita and your meal is ready.
I had it with my award winning Watermelon Chutney & a simple raita with just some pomegranate and garam masala.
Now who can resist this bite?
This month, we are catching up on old ‘Bread Bakers’ themes we missed out on. Our host of the month is Pavani at Cook’s Hideout. Check out what the Bread Bakers have baked up.
- Adjaruli Khachapuri from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Big Batch Dinner Rolls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Breudher Cake from Passion Kneaded
- Coriander Garlic Pull apart Bread from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Cranberry English Muffins from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Eggless Oats Banana Bread from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Fig Jam Friands from All That’s Left Are the Crumbs
- Garlic Cheese and Herbs Pull apart Bread from Ambrosia
- Herbed Wholewheat Garlic Knots from Sizzling Tastebuds
- Keema Naan from The Schizo Chef
- Peperoncini Focaccia Bread from Sneha’s Recipe
- Savory Almond Meal Bread from Palatable Pastime
- Sourdough Cinnamon Buns from Baking Sense
- Steamed Apple Date Bread from Food Lust People Love
- Vegan Gluten-free Banana Bread from Cook’s Hideout
- Whole Wheat Palak Naan from Cook with Renu
- Yeasted Lemon Bundt Cake from Anybody Can Bake
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