Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

5.0 from 3 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoon oil (or ghee/butter)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 100 gram (~ 1 cup, or 1 small) diced onion
  • 500 gram (~ 1 lb.) ground beef
  • 3/4 - 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon each: garam masala, cumin, coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water (or beef stock)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add onion and cook until onion is translucent.
  2. Add ground beef, and stir to break up the beef. Cook until no longer pink.
  3. Add salt, cayenne powder, garam masala, cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Stir, and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add water (or stock) and mix well. Once it boils, reduce heat to a medium, use a lid to partially cover the pan, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce is almost dry.
  5. Turn off heat, stir in cilantro. Transfer to a serving plate and serve with rice, or flat bread.

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