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April 6, 2013


Keema Beef Curry


I love curry and typically mix my own spices rather than using curry powder, but for a quick meal this dish fits the bill. J. has taken to calling it “hamburger helper” which I don’t find at all funny, but I dare say that even he could whip this up some evening (hint,hint…). It’s very easy to put together and will make do until I make a curry dish that’s a little more complex.

Keema Beef Curry

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 pounds lean ground sirloin
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons Madras curry powder
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
One 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes with their juices
1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas
Chopped cilantro, warm naan and steamed rice, for serving

In a large, deep skillet, heat the oil. Add the ground meat and cook over high heat, stirring to break up the lumps, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and curry powder and season with salt and pepper. Cook over high heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the potato, broth, coconut milk and the tomatoes and their juices and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the potato is tender, about 15 minutes.
Using the back of a spoon, lightly crush some of the potato. Add the peas and cook just until heated through. Serve in bowls with cilantro, naan and rice.

Cook With Panini Girl In Lucca-September 28 to October 5

5 thoughts on “Keema Beef Curry

  1. Hmmmm. Sounds good. I’m gonna try it soon.

  2. That dish again! Love. xx

  3. Something other than “Tipici Toscane!” Yey. I’m going to go over on Monday to “Himalaya” – the only Indian grocery store here in Arezzo and see if they have some cilantro. Looks like a great dish to try! Grazie, p.g.!

  4. Ahhh, you’re making me really want some Indian food now!

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