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Keema curry on a bun (pau), a popular Mumbai street food

Keema or qeema (قیمہ‬) (pronounced [ˈqiːmaː]), is the Hindustani word for minced meat, which is used in a variety of dishes:



The word ultimately comes from a Turkic word qıyma 'minced meat', and is thus related to the Persian gheimeh, the Turkish kıyma, and the Greek κιμάς.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Platts, John (1884). A Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English. London: W. H. Allen & Co. p. 797. ISBN 81-215-0098-2. 
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, s.v.

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