Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema

Cream cheese and lamb mince – what’s not to love? Oozing cheese and layered with minced meat, it’s a sure winner! My kids vouch for it and it makes for a great party snack, too.

If you wish to try something new and fun, try our Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema.


  • Jalapeño – 12
  • Cream cheese – 4 tbsp
  • Cooked Kheema – 1/2 cup
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – 1/2 cup

To make Lamb Kheema :


  • Mutton Kheema / minced meat – 1 cup
  • Finely chopped onion – 1 medium-sized
  • Finely chopped tomato – 1 small
  • Finely chopped green chilies – 2
  • Finely chopped coriander leaves / cilantro – 2tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Flour – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 2-3 tbsp


  • Heat a little oil in a Kadai/ wok. Add the finely chopped onions and fry till golden brown
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell goes
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until soft
  • Add the green chilies and all the powders, including salt
  • Add the kheema and fry for some time
  • Cook on medium flame, stirring occasionally until the kheema is done
  • Add the finely chopped coriander leaves and fry for a few seconds
  • Remove from fire and keep it aside

To make Jalapeño poppers with Lamb Kheema:

  • Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit 
  • Cut the jalapeños into halves 
  • Fill in the first layer with a little cream cheese, then add the second layer with Lamb Kheema  (prepare as above mentioned steps) and top it with shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Serve hot with Ranch or garlic sauce


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