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Spicy Minced Beef with Capsicum (Keema Shimla Mirch)

Spicy Minced Beef with Capsicum - Shimla Mirch Keema

A quick and easy delicious recipe of minced beef with capsicum that pairs perfectly with flat bread or white rice. Only 10 ingredients needed to make this bowl of comforting goodness.
Course Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine Pakistani
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 -5


  • 1-2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 500 grams minced beef I used low fat
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 turmeric powder
  • 2 medium tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons yogurt optional
  • 1 small green capsicum/bell pepper chopped into cubes


  • In a large pot heat the oil and add the chopped onions.
  • Saute the onions till pale and translucent (do not let them brown).
  • Add in the minced beef and saute for 1-2 minutes and then add the ginger garlic paste, and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the spices (salt, red chili powder & turmeric) and the tomatoes. Cover the pot with a lid, and cook on medium low high heat for about 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are softened and cooked through.
  • Uncover the pot and on high heat and cook the minced beef until the excess water has dried and the oil has separated.
  • Add the chopped capsicum and cook until it is slightly softened.
  • Serve with pita, flat bread or white rice.