Indian Ground Beef with Potatoes (Keema Aloo)

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October 16, 2018

Indian Ground Beef with Potatoes in bowlThis is a delicious ground beef stew dish from India. I've had some versions of it that don't include tomatoes, but I think adding them rounds the dish off very nicely. This is terrific alongside warm pieces of naan bread or a bed of long grain rice.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 tsp garam masala


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook onion until softened and browned at the edges, about 8 minutes.
  2. cooking chopped onions in pan Potatoes (Keema Aloo)
  3. Add ground beef, garlic, ginger, chili paste, and cilantro. Break up the pieces of beef and stir well. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. adding ground beef and cilantro to onions

  5. Reduce heat to medium-low. Mix in salt, cumin, and turmeric. Stirring frequently, cook another 5 minutes.
  6. adding spices to ground beef and onions
  7. Add the diced tomatoes and potatoes. Cover the pot and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. If mixture looks a bit dry, add a few tablespoons of water.
  8. adding tomatoes to stew
  9. Stir in the green peas and cook another 10 minutes, uncovered.
  10. adding peas to stew
  11. Turn off the heat, sprinkle garam masala all over the top, cover, and let stand 5 minutes.
  12. Indian Ground Beef with Potatoes in pan

  13. Serve with bread or rice.
  14. sprinkling garam masala on top of stew
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