Deconstructed Samosa (Spiced Keema)

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 6
Deconstructed Samosa (Spiced Keema)
Health Highlights
If you're missing Indian samosas now that you've gone Paleo, you should make this delicious deconstructed samosa recipe!


2 tbsp Ghee
1 large White onion (finely chopped)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tbsp minced Ginger root
2 medium pepper(s) Jalapeno pepper (finely diced)
908 gm Beef, ground (or lamb; or goat, or a combination)
1/2 tsp Turmeric, ground
2 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 cup Coconut milk, sweetened (full-fat canned)
1 tbsp Garam masala
1/2 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice
1/4 cup Cilantro (coriander) (minced)
1 head Lettuce, butterhead (Boston) (leaves separated; or paleo flatbread)


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and prep your ingredients as the pan gets hot.
  2. When the pan is hot, swirl in the ghee. Next, throw the onions in the pan and stir fry until translucent, about 10 minutes.
  3. Toss in the garlic, ginger, and peppers and sauté until fragrant.
  4. Crumble in the ground meat and cook until no longer pink, breaking up the pieces with your spatula
  5. Stir in the turmeric, salt, and coconut milk, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover the pan and reduce the heat to medium low. Simmer the meat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. When time’s up, check to see if the liquid has evaporated from the meat. If not, cook the meat uncovered for 5 more minutes or until the moisture is gone.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the garam masala, lemon juice, and minced cilantro. Adjust the seasoning to taste with additional salt, garam masala, or lemon juice.
  9. You can serve the spiced meat in fresh lettuce wraps or you can serve it on some crispy flatbread! I fried up a few rounds of crispy flatbread using Tara Grant‘s wonderful Magical Multipurpose Paleo Dough recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 505
Calories from fat 386
Calories from saturated fat 169
Total Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 18.7 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.5 g
Cholesterol 114 mg
Sodium 1098 mg
Potassium 482 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 25.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 1.7
Vegetables 1.0

Energy sources