Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

If you want to try something a little different, I guarantee you will love this meal. It is by far my favorite Indian recipe. Inspired by my mom, who still makes this for me to this day.


  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 extra-large Spanish onion, chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 2 pounds lean ground beef
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  7. 1 serrano chile pepper, finely chopped
  8. 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  9. 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  10. 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  11. 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  12. 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  13. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  14. 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  15. 3 eaches potatoes, peeled and diced
  16. 1 cup frozen green peas
  17. 1 teaspoon garam masala


Step 1
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until soft and beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. If browned bits of onion are stuck to the bottom of the pan, stir water into onion and stir to loosen the browned bits.

Step 2
Mix ground beef, garlic, ginger, serrano chile, and cilantro into pan; cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir coriander, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, and turmeric into the beef; cook and stir until flavors blend, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and potatoes, cover pot, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Step 3
Mix green peas into dish and cook until sauce has slightly thickened and flavors have blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala over the dish, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

361.9 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 23.4g 8% DV; fat 17.7g 27% DV; cholesterol 74.3mg 25% DV; sodium 687.1mg 28% DV.

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