Indian Keema Matar Pie with Bombay Potato Topping

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If you enjoy Indian flavours then you are going to love this Keema Matar Pie with a Bombay Potato topping. Think of it as a curried Cottage Pie – comforting and delicious – with lots of spice! This ground beef mince pie is Slimming World Friendly and perfect if you are Food Optimising!

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Keema Matar Pie

This is one of our family favourites – we love Indian food, and this is a great alternative to curry and rice! The spiced beef mince/ground beef layer is topped with Bombay potatoes and not only does it taste amazing, it is really filling too.

I think it tastes even better the next day when re-heated – so save those leftovers!

The pie is pretty easy to make – it takes about an hour and a half including preparation, so I prefer to make this on the weekend when I have more time.

Or it can be prepped in advanced and kept in the fridge until ready to cook in the oven.

You can also freeze this dish – cool and cover tightly with foil and place in the freezer. Allow to defrost in the fridge before cooking as directed in the recipe card.

This recipe for Keema Matar Pie serves 4-6 and is Free when Food Optimising.

What is Keema Matar?

Keema Matar is an Indian dish and the name tells you exactly what it contains – keema means minced meat, and matar means peas.

If you’ve ever had a keema naan or keema rice from an Indian takeaway or restaurant you’ll know that they both contain mince. You could use beef, lamb, mutton, or even goat when making keema matar.

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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.

Ingredients Used in This Recipe

Since we now know that keema matar literally means mince and peas, those are two of the ingredients used in this recipe.

If you are making this as a Slimming World meal, ensure that the beef mince/ground beef that you use is 5% fat or less so that it is FREE.

You’ll also need carrots, onions, garlic, fresh ginger, potatoes, canned chopped tomatoes, tomato purée/paste and hot beef stock – I crumble beef stock cubes into boiling water to use for this dish.

You’ll also need several spices this recipe which I’ve linked to Amazon below.

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Indian Keema Matar Pie

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How Do I Make Slimming World Keema Matar Pie?

Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).

Keema Matar Pie

Keema Matar Pie

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

If you enjoy Indian flavours then you are going to love this Keema Matar Pie with a Bombay Potato topping.


  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5cm/2" piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 kg lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 (400g) can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato purée
  • 200ml hot beef stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200g frozen peas

For the Bombay Potato Topping

  • 1kg potatoes, peeled and cut into ½cm-thick slices
  • 1½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  2. Place a large saucepan over low heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, ginger, and a splash of water, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. You may need to add more water.
  3. Turn heat to high, add the beef mince and cook until browned.
  4. Stir in the turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, and chili powder, then add the canned tomatoes, tomato purée, and hot beef stock. Stir to combine then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce heat to simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced and the mixture has thickened. Stir the peas into the mince.
  6. Meanwhile, make the Bombay potato topping by boiling the potatoes for 2-3 minutes until just tender. Drain then transfer to a large bowl. Add the cumin seeds, ground cumin, turmeric, and chili powder. Gently mix together and season to taste with salt and pepper. Don't worry if the potatoes break up!
  7. Transfer the beef mixture to a large ovenproof dish.
  8. Spoon the potatoes over the top and spray with low-calorie cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until hot throughout and the potatoes are golden brown.
  10. Keema Matar Pie with Spiced Potato Topping


    • Slimming World Syns per serving: FREE when Food Optimising.
    • Suitable for freezing. Prepare the pie up to step 8 and allow to cool before covering and placing in the freezer. Allow to defrost in fridge before cooking through at directed temperature and time in recipe card.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 531Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 382mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 56g

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