Gheimeh also spelled as Qeymeh (Persian: قیمه) is a Iranian and Iraqi stew (khoresh) consisting of meat, tomatoes, split peas, onion and dried lime. The stew is garnished with aubergine and/or French fries and usually served with rice. The word has the same linguistic root with Keema popular in Indian cuisine and literally means finely minced meat.
Iraqi Qeema is made with finely diced meat and crushed split peas, and is traditionally prepared on a large communal scale at the annual Āshūrā commemorations. The name qeema is an ancient Akkadian word meaning 'finely chopped'.