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Indian Spiced Mince and Peas

I love Indian cuisine – I’d go so far to say it is my favourite kind of food. So I was especially thrilled to see a curry on Jamie Oliver’s list of ’10 recipes to save your life’. In case you hadn’t heard, as part of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, I was one of 10 people selected world-wide to put my spin on 10 of Jamie’s favourite staple recipes.

I’ve shared quite a few of my favourite Indian style curries already here on the website (Quick and Easy Dhal, Simple Vegetable Curry and my very popular Chicken and Almond curry) so I thought for this part of the challenge I’d share this really quick, budget friendly family favourite – my Indian Spiced Mince and Peas.

2 tablespoons of butter, ghee or coconut oil
1 large brown onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4cm piece ginger, peeled, chopped
2 teaspoons ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
Chilli flakes, to taste (optional)
500g beef mince
4-5 roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen peas
Fresh coriander leaves, to serve


  • In a large frypan or wok, heat the butter, ghee or coconut oil and sauté the onion over a medium heat for a few minutes to soften.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and spices and fry, stirring well for about a minute.
  • Now add the mince and tomatoes and stir-fry until the mince is cooked.
  • Add the peas and cook for a minute or two. Stir through the coriander and serve immediately.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning f necessary.


  • with rice or cauliflower rice (pictured here).
  • I also serve with a leafy salad or steamed vegetables.
  • it’s lovely with a dollop of natural yoghurt too.

Other vegetables can be added to the mix when stir frying. Leftovers are great for school lunches (in the thermos) or even wrapped in a fresh spring roll.

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  • Leanne

    This was so easy to make and tasty too. Don’t usually like “savoury mince type” dishes but this was definitely an exception to the rule – and I’ll be making it again for sure. Thanks Georgia for another winner

  • Great Leanne. Yes I’m a bit the same but I also love this. I think the spices just make it. Thrilled you enjoyed it G x

  • Rita

    Thanks for another great recipe Georgia – made this last night and all the kids polished it off. It was so quick and easy – It will definitely be on our regular menu rotation! Yum!

    • That’s awesome Rita – thrilled your family liked it and thanks for the feedback G x

  • ColB

    Great recipe, thank you. I’d been looking for an alternative to our usual minced beef staple – chilli! And this was went down well with the family. Only thing I added was some tomato puree fried for a minute before adding the spices. Lovely!

    • Thrilled you enjoyed it and thanks for the feedback. Have a lovely Christmas, G

  • Yay – thrilled you all enjoyed it and thanks for your feedback Jessica G x

  • julie

    yum, so good. I added beans, zucchini and carrot. Everyone loved it! It will be a regular as it is so quick and easy.

    • Great Julie, glad you all enjoyed it. It’s a regular here too G x

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