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Kheema Aloo - Adapted*
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb potatoes, diced
1 lb tomaotes, diced
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp garlic, grated
2 tsp ginger, grated
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper
4 tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1. In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the
cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon sticks and fry for one minute.
2. Add the ground beef with the garam masala, cinnamon powder, chili, and
the grated garlic and ginger. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and fry
for about 5 minutes or until the meat has browned.
3. Add the potatoes and the water and cook covered for about 5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes with the tomato paste and mix well. Cook uncovered
until the potatoes are tender. Check for flavor and adjust accordingly.
*Vijayakar, Sunil: 30 Minute Indian, Laurel Geln Publishing, California: 2000.