Beef Keema Curry


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This actually is very similar to a curry that my mum used to make when I was little … the Maltese ‘Ross bil-Curry’, using minced beef, potatoes and peas.  It must have originated from somewhere and to date, a lot of Maltese still make this.  It is very close to the Indian Keema Curry which is also with minced beef, peas and potatoes.  Obviously back then they just made it with ready made curry powder as you were not able to find the spices that are available today.

You can use a curry paste to make this as well if you do not have the spices required, it still tastes just as good.  But there is nothing better than making it from scratch!

Here is what it needs :-

1 large roughly chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
500g lean minced beef
2 potatoes, chopped in small cubes
2 tsp each of ground coriander and cumin, chilli powder and turmeric
1 tbsp of garam masala
100ml gluten free beef stock
400g can chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
150g frozen peas
Fresh chopped coriander, if available

Sautee the onions and garlic in some olive oil over a medium heat until softened.

Put the minced beef in the pan and cook until it browns.  Add the ground coriander and cumin, chilli powder and turmeric and cook, stirring, for about a minute.

Add the tomato paste, the chopped tomatoes and the stock.  Add also the chopped potatoes.  Season, bring to the boil and leave to simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Now add the frozen peas and simmer for a few minutes more.  Stir in the garam masala just before serving.

Serve with plain rice and poppadums.  It would taste even better if you sprinkle it with some chopped fresh coriander.  Something unfortunately I do not find here.

Enjoy!

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One Response to Beef Keema Curry

  1. Dan says:

    You can find fresh Coriander (Cilantro) at Pavi.

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