Keema – South Asian style minced beef

Keema - South Asian style minced beef

This recipe is a true culinary journey. With every bite, you will be transported to the bustling streets of South Asia, where the air is filled with the aroma of spices and the sizzle of keema being cooked to perfection.


  • 2 tbsp butter, or more to taste
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced

Method of preparation:

Melt the butter in a large wok or frying pan over a high heat.

Sauté the onions and garlic until the onions are almost translucent, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together the curry powder, salt, turmeric, cayenne pepper, black pepper, ginger and cinnamon.

Stir the minced beef into the onion mixture.

Cook, breaking the beef into small crumbles, until cooked through and browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the spice mixture to the mince and stir well.

Stir in the diced potatoes and tomatoes.

Reduce the heat to medium, cover the wok and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

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