Simple desi (South Asian) recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large wok or skillet over high heat; saute onions and garlic until onions are almost transparent, about 5 minutes.

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  • Combine curry powder, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ginger, and cinnamon in a bowl.

  • Stir ground beef into onion mixture and cook, breaking beef into small crumbles, until beef is cooked through and browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add curry mixture to ground beef mixture and stir well.

  • Mix potatoes and tomatoes into ground beef mixture, reduce heat to medium, cover wok, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Oil can be substituted for the butter.

Nutrition Facts

280 calories; protein 15g 30% DV; carbohydrates 19.2g 6% DV; fat 16.1g 25% DV; cholesterol 56.6mg 19% DV; sodium 1049.1mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
Delicious and simple to make. As others did, I browned the onions and garlic with the ground chuck to save a step. Used a can of diced tomatoes; omitted the cayenne pepper because we don't like "heat; used 1/4 t of ground cinnamon instead of the 1/2 stick; added extra curry. It was excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/05/2016
It was too spicy! And I'm Indian! Read More
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128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 85
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
Delicious and simple to make. As others did, I browned the onions and garlic with the ground chuck to save a step. Used a can of diced tomatoes; omitted the cayenne pepper because we don't like "heat; used 1/4 t of ground cinnamon instead of the 1/2 stick; added extra curry. It was excellent. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2017
Love how spicy it is. I followed the recipe as written, except instead of potatoes I used garbanzo beans. Had no potatoes on hand. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2016
We loved it. The only thing I would change about the recipe is simply to state in the instructions that the burner should NOT be on HIGH when melting the butter. New cooks may not the realize that butter can burn rather quickly if you are not paying attention. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2016
Made it pretty much as written just substituted canned diced tomatoes for the actual tomatoes and garam masala for the curry powder. Tasted great with rice - will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2016
It was too spicy! And I'm Indian! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Vegetarian version! I used Asian Ground round, white and sweet potatoes, kale and lentils and 1 cup vegetable stock! Delicious!! Definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/08/2018
Was so spicy that nobody could even eat it and we are fond of spicy food. I really should have known better after looking at the ingredients and the amounts. Nobody to blame but myself on this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2017
My husband did not stop raving about this dish and told his colleagues at work about it the next day. That's a big win, in my estimation. It is delicious and quite easy to make. I made only minimal adjustments. I used one large Vidalia onion, as opposed to two onions; I was careful about the amount of cayenne I used (I figured I can always add more, but if I put in too much, I'll ruin the dish. Half the amount called for was just right for us;) and I added 1 tsp. of ground cumin, because we are especially fond of that spice. Otherwise, I made it as written. Highly recommended. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
We loved it. I did use chilli powder instead of cayenne pepper to tone done the spice. Used ghee instead of butter. Also eliminated the potatoes and added some keto friendly mixed vegetables. Served on a bed of turmeric cauliflower rice. Read More
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