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.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit any specific dietary requirements.
Dinner won't get any more budget friendly, easier or tastier then my Indian Spiced Mince with Peas. This is one meal sure to go on regular rotation. Gluten, grain and dairy-free.
- 2 tablespoons of butter, ghee or coconut oil
- 1 large brown onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 cm piece ginger, peeled and chopped
- 2 teaspoons coriander, ground
- ½ teaspoon turmeric, ground
- 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Chilli flakes, to taste (optional)
- 500 g 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 if 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. Cut them small so they cook quickly with the mince.
- Leftovers are great for school lunches (in the thermos) or even wrapped in a fresh spring roll.
Different or more vegetables
Go ahead - it's a great base to add to.
Onion and Garlic-free
Replace the onions and garlic with and extra 2cm's of ginger.