As you know, I am always trying new recipes, not only for my blog but so that my family doesn't get tired of the same old ground beef recipes that I seem to recycle many times over. I found this delicious Keema Beef Curry and thought I'll give it a try and give it our own spin as usual. My dear hubby, who is a huge curry fan, loved it. We had an unexpected guest last night too so I served this to him as well. He confessed he ate a few servings and totally enjoyed it, too.
Here's an easy curry recipe that needs no time consuming prep or even a long slow cooking. This finishes in about 30 minutes and still comes out flavorful. Let the spice measurement here serve as your guide, feel free to adjust it to your own or your family's preference. If you are able to pair this with Turmeric rice please do so as it's the perfect side dish to this delicious curry! Here's a recipe for Turmeric rice if you wish to make it.
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
4 Garlic cloves, crushed
1-inch piece fresh Ginger root, peeled and grated (or 1 teaspoon ground Ginger)
1 teaspoon ground Turmeric
1 teaspoon Chili powder (adjust to desired heat level)
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground Coriander
1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
1 lb (1/2 Kilo) Ground Beef
2 Plum Tomatoes, pureed or finely chopped1 cup Beef Stock or water
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1 cup Peas, fresh or frozen
Fresh Coriander/Cilantro, chopped, for garnish
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until the onions have softened. Adjust the heat to low and add all the spices including the fresh ginger (if using). Cook for 1-2 minutes or until aromatic.
Stir in the ground beef. Crumble with the fork to separate and cook until it changes its color.
Add the tomatoes, beef stock or water and then season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and then simmer on low covered for about 15-20 minutes.
Add the peas and cook until the peas are done. Adjust the seasoning if needed. So I know that this is not part of the original Keema curry recipe but when I feel I need to balance out the flavors of a dish, I sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar to do so. It will not sweeten the dish (that's not the aim) but will help enhance the flavor. This is totally optional after all, you may already love the dish as is! :)
Garnish with some chopped Cilantro/Coriander. Enjoy with some yummy Turmeric Rice! What a perfect combo!
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