Shimla Mirch Qeema (Mince with Capsicums)

Shimla Mirch Qeema is a famous Pakistani dish in which chicken mince cooked with capsicum _ a great combo. It’s pretty easy to make and tastes really good.  This is my favorite way to cook qeema because I love the aroma and taste of capsicum. ♥♥♥
I love to eat shimla mirch qeema with rice but you can serve with both rice and chapatis. There are so many tasty options.

 Shimla Mirch Qeema (Mince with capsicum)
Photo: Shimla Mirch Qeema (Mince with capsicum)
Capsicum with qeema
Photo: Shimla Mirch qeema Recipe

Here is the step by step recipe for Shimla Mirch Qeema!!

To make Shimla Mirch Qeema you will need:

  • 500 gm chicken mince ( qeema)
  • 3 onions, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp ghee or oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • salt according to taste
  • 3 capsicum, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into cubes

Step 1: Begin by heating oil in a large pan or wok over medium high heat.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 1

Step 2 Saute onion in oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 2

Step 3: Once they are nice and translucent, add ginger garlic paste and cumin seeds.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 3

Step 4: When sauteing garlic, be very careful not to burn it. (I love the aroma of cooked garlic♥♥♥).

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 4

Step 5: When it starts changing its color, add tomatoes.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 5

Step 6: Now add mango powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, black pepper corn , cloves and salt.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 6

Step 7: Cover with w lid and simmer for 5-8 minutes or until the tomatoes lose their stiffness(you can add some water if you need to in between).

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 7

Step 8: Add chicken mince; cook and stir until well combined.

Shimla Mirch qeema Recipe step 8

Step 9: Break mince meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon.

Shimla Mirch qeema Recipe step 9

Step 10 :Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes or until qeema is done.

Shimla Mirch qeema Recipe step 10

Step 11: Now add capsicum and cubed onion ; stir fry for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Cook until the oil comes on top.

Shimla Mirch qeema Recipe step 11

Step 12: Take it out into a serving dish. Shimla mirch qeema is ready. Serve hot with chapati or rice.

Shimla Mirch Qeema Step 12

Enjoy and Good luck 🙂

Please review and tell me what I could do to make it better!!

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