• Paul O'Connor

Tawa Keema

I’ve admired some of the dishes Talha Pasha recreates at his Dublin home using family recipes from Pakistan. This is delish.


Ingredients :

  • 500 grams minced beef a little beef fat for extra flavour

  • 250 grams butter ghee

  • 2 big onions chopped finely

  • 3 chopped tomatoes

  • 5 chopped garlic cloves

  • 25 grams of ginger, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • 1.5 tablespoons of coriander seeds

  • Half tablespoon of turmeric powder

  • 4-5 peppercorns

  • 4 cloves

  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped

  • Half tablespoon red chilli powder

  • 3 tablespoons of squeezed lime juice.

  • Handful of fresh coriander, chopped to garnish

  • Small piece of ginger cut julienne for garnish

  • Seasoned lightly with salt to taste


Method :

  • Saute garlic and ginger on a pan, add all the spices along with tomatoes,green chilies and cook until softened. Add the minced meat, cover and cook on a high flame for 10/12 minutes until the oil separates, mix it well and add the lime juice.

  • Ready to serve with the garnishes.

  • Serve with a flat bread or rice.




Talha Pasha is the sommelier and manager at Michaels in Mount Merrion.

You can find him on Twitter @TalhaDub where he regularly recreates dishes from Pakistan.



If you’d like to share a favourite recipe from home with us, pop us an email at contact@paulonfood.ie


54 views2 comments

Recent Posts

See All