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This is another one adapted from Mamta's Kitchen. The original recipe is here. I've made some adjustments to it. (If you like Indian food Mamta's Kitchen is a terrific resource for recipes.)


500 grams ground beef

200 grams frozen peas

200 grams finely chopped onion (I use red onions)

200 grams finely chopped fresh tomatoes

2 large garlic cloves, grated

0.5 inch fresh ginger, grated


1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1-2 bay leaves

1 inch cinnamon stick

2 large green cardamoms

5-6 cloves

5-6 black peppercorns

0.5 teaspoon turmeric powder

0.5 teaspoon cayenne powder

1.5 teaspoons coriander powder

salt to taste (I usually use around 1 teaspoon)

0.5 teaspoon garam masala powder


Heat oil in pan and when it's hot add the cumin seeds. When they start to crackle add the onions and fry until they're a nice golden brown.

Add the garlic and ginger to the onions and fry for 30 seconds or so.

Add the ground spices except the garam masala and fry for a few seconds.

Add the chopped tomatoes and fry over low heat until the tomatoes completely dissolve and you have a thick, brown-ish goo...almost like a paste.

Add the ground beef, brown it, and then add the peas and 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

When it's done add the garam masala, adjust the salt and sprinkle with fresh coriander.