Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)


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

overhead view of Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes) in a pan, with roti on plates
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 extra-large Spanish onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons water (Optional)

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root

  • 1 serrano chile pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen green peas

  • 1 teaspoon garam masala


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

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

  3. Stir in green peas and cook until sauce has slightly thickened and flavors have blended, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle garam masala over top, cover, and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
18g Fat
23g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 29mg 147%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 816mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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