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Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Prepare the easiest and most delicious Indian curry in under 30 minutes with ground beef, onion, garlic, ginger, and common spices to serve with rice or flatbread.
Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

It is not the height of summer yet, but the temperature is already unbearable hot. On days like these, I love preparing easy and quick dishes where I can spend as little time as possible in the kitchen.

This Indian keema ground beef curry is very easy to cook, using common ingredients such as onion, garlic, and ginger, and flavored with basic spices. You can serve the curry with rice or flatbread like naan or pita :)

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Ingredients for Indian keema curry

We will need ground beef, onion, ginger, garlic, cilantro, oil, water/stock, cayenne powder, garam masala, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and salt to prepare Indian keema curry.

Ground beef or ground mutton (lamb)

Ground beef is easy to find in any grocery store in the US, so I choose ground beef for the recipe. But ground mutton/lamb is a more popular choice for keema curry, and you should use them if you can find them in your grocery store.

Oil, ghee, or butter

Ghee should be your first choice for keema curry. Otherwise, olive oil or butter is a good alternative.

Garam masala

There are many brands of garam masala, each brand has a slightly different composition of spices, but cinnamon, coriander, pepper, cumin, cloves, cardamom, and cloves are very common. I love Rani brand garam masala, and I use it when I cook Indian dishes, and also for preparing my homemade Japanese curry roux.

Water or stock

You will get the best flavor with beef stock. If you decide to use ground mutton/lamb, you can use mutton/lamb stock. Chicken stock is also a great alternative and is a better choice compared to water.

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

Cooking and serving keema curry

Heat ghee/butter/olive oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant, then add onion and cook until onion is translucent.

Add ground beef, stir and cook until no longer pink. Season with salt, cayenne powder, garam masala, cumin, coriander, and turmeric, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Add stock/water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a medium. Cover partially, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce is almost dry. Turn off heat, stir in cilantro.

It is common to serve Indian keema curry with steamed rice or flatbreads such as naan. You can also use pita bread or tortillas instead of naan.

Indian Keema Ground Beef Curry

5.0 from 12 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon ghee/butter/olive oil
  • 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 beef stock/water
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat ghee/butter/olive 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, stir and cook until no longer pink. Season with salt, cayenne powder, garam masala, cumin, coriander, and turmeric, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add stock/water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a medium. Cover partially, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce is almost dry. Turn off heat, stir in cilantro.
  4. It is common to serve Indian keema curry with steamed rice or flatbreads such as naan. You can also use pita bread or tortillas instead of naan.
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Comments

  • Adina Adina says:

    We've just had this for lunch. So simple and so delicious!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Yay, glad you like this recipe Adina! It's always a pleasure reading your comment :)

  • Kevin Curran Kevin Curran says:

    Just made this too and it was great!

    • Anita Anita says:

      Glad you like this easy recipe, Kevin. :)

  • Milky Milky says:

    Very easy, tasty, fragrant- I had some store-bought naan that needed a friend, and it's a good meat dish to pair with any other Indian dishes (or instant packets) I have laying around.
    I'm usually a bit dubious about the age of my spices, so I ramped them all closer to 2 tsp- which was pretty spicy right off the pan, but was tampered down a fair bit as a leftover the next day. (A good way to use up said spices, hahaha)
    This is a good recipe for anyone wanting to making something easy, but more exciting than tacos or Hamburger Helper! If it were the season for it, I'd whip up a cucumber raita too, but I just put a dollop of yogurt on the side.

    • Anita Anita says:

      I'm usually too lazy to whip up a raita too, Milky. So my solution is typically yogurt or sour cream, depends on what I have in my fridge. :)

  • Sarah Sarah says:

    I can't wait to try this! I have all of the ingredients and it sounds amazing!

  • Haley D. Williams Haley D. Williams says:

    The perfect flavor! Yum!

  • stephanie stephanie says:

    This was such a delicious and healthy dinner. Thank you for sharing!

  • Sara Welch Sara Welch says:

    I can practically smell all the delicious aromas by just looking at this dish! Adding this to my dinner line up for the week; looks too good to pass up!

  • Emily Emily says:

    I had never tried beef curry before trying this Indian Keema ground beef curry, but I will deinitely be making it again and again! What a delicious recipe!

  • Shanna Shanna says:

    I have this on this list to make for dinner this week. It looks so yummy and looks like it will have amazing flavor.

  • Jeannette Jeannette says:

    Beef mince is PERFECT for dinner and works so wonderfully when it's made with all these spices. So good with rice!

  • Cindy Cindy says:

    This was so delicious. I made it today! It was approved by my entire family! I am adding it to the rotation! YUMMMM

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    My mouth is watering at the thought of this! Definitely making it this weekend.

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