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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

362 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. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2013
Good stuff! I halved the recipe and I still have a ton of left overs! I reduced the amount of Serrano chili and cayenne pepper. I also added a little bit of curry powder and Balti seasoning. I threw in fresh cut up cauliflower instead of the peas. Served over cooked jasmine rice. YUMM! Will be making again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2014
This was only okay. I did forget to put the peas in at the end so they may have added something obviously. The flavour was good it just didn't jump out at me. I added some cheap hot sauce on my plate and that improved it. Read More
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286 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 81
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
Good stuff! I halved the recipe and I still have a ton of left overs! I reduced the amount of Serrano chili and cayenne pepper. I also added a little bit of curry powder and Balti seasoning. I threw in fresh cut up cauliflower instead of the peas. Served over cooked jasmine rice. YUMM! Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2018
I've been wanting my family to start liking Indian food but they've always found the curries to be a bit strong. This Recipe is perfect starting point. They all loved it. So here's my fiendish plan (as I laugh maniacally ): gradually over the next 5 years I'll add more and more curry powder and by the end of the 5 years they'll be begging for vindaloo! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2013
This was delicious and even better the second day. Diced the potatoes fairly small to be same sized as the peas. I halved it all except for the diced tomatoes and served it over basmati rice. Look forward to making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2016
This was seriously one of the best meals I've ever made! I doubled the onion, cumin, and coriander, and tripled the garlic, cilantro, and garam masala (added 2/3 with other spices and 1/3 at the end). I used pureed tomatoes rather than chopped, and used rutabega instead of potatoes. Served over basmati rice. Eating leftovers today for lunch and practically drooling! Will make a million more times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2017
Very tasty. Flavors are deep and exotic. While I served this as intended (straight on the plate) I also stuffed some of the mixture into hollowed out small/medium zucchini's and roasted them off....really nice and filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2013
Absolutely incredible flavor! This was pure comfort food. I used an average size can of tomatoes instead of the large can the recipe called for. I didn't have any cilantro or peas on hand, substituted dried ginger for fresh, and this recipe was AMAZING!!!! Served it over jasmine rice. OH, WOW. Simply wow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2013
Was great. I had to cook it a little longer to get the potatoes tender so I added an 8 oz. can of tomatoe sauce to keep it saucy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2018
Very nice and easy recipe - cut it in half for smaller quantity but great taste! I didn t alter much - just a lot more fresh cilantro as 2 tsp is nothing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/07/2014
This recipe was super easy to make last minute! I modified it just a tad, because I didnt have all of the ingredients that the recipe called for (I was missing the fresh ginger or cilantro, so I used powdered and dried. And I didnt have garam masala. So i found a recipe on here and used that to make my own.) I served over basmati rice. DH and my 2 year old LOVED it! :) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/14/2014
This was only okay. I did forget to put the peas in at the end so they may have added something obviously. The flavour was good it just didn't jump out at me. I added some cheap hot sauce on my plate and that improved it. Read More
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