Indian mince with fresh tomato salad

Indian mince with fresh tomato salad

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(25 ratings)

Prep: 2 mins Cook: 18 mins


Serves 4
This flavour-packed dish is super-cheap and speedy to make, the perfect family meal

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal444
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.49g
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  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 300g beef mince



    The classic cut of meat for a British Sunday roast, beef is full of flavour, as well as being a…

  • 2 tbsp medium or mild curry powder
  • 100g dried red lentils
  • 700ml hot beef stock
  • 3 tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • handful coriander leaves
  • 4 mini naan bread


  1. In a non-stick frying pan, dry-fry onion and mince over a high heat for 2 mins, breaking up the mince as you go. Stir in the curry powder and lentils, pour in stock, then fiercely simmer for 10 mins.

  2. While the mince is cooking, dice the tomatoes and roughly chop the coriander, then mix together in a small bowl. Put the naans briefly in a toaster to warm through, then pop one on each plate. Spoon a quarter of the mince over each naan, then top with a spoonful of the fresh tomato and coriander salad.

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Comments (22)

cshobbs's picture

We didn't find this very appetising so I won't rush to do this again.

I assume that the large quantity of liquid is necessary for the dried lentils, and if you used tinned then less stock would be needed. Am I correct?

thecaptn's picture

700 ml of stock? Surely that is a typo? I am about to find out...

moirashaw1's picture

Great dish, very easy to prepare. Like others, I added a chopped carrot and that made it look better. Definitely serve with the tomato salad. I added a splash of red wine vinegar, a dash of salt and pepper and a little sugar to the tomatoes, plus the coriander. Our 2yr old grandson was eating with us and kept asking for more!

griff1954's picture

Made this for my Grandsons & they loved it, plenty of flavours, definitely make it again, so easy to do

griff1954's picture

Made this for my Grandsons & they loved it, plenty of flavours, definitely make it again, so easy to do

lindsayfish77's picture

Thought this was delicious and a nice change from a regular curry. I served it as in the recipe but with mango chutney and a homemade Raita to go with with it. Will certainly make this again!!

fiberb's picture

Easy, quick and delicious.

edyta405's picture

As it was I found it a bit to powdery so i added sweetcorn, peas and spinach and that made this dish even better. also didn't have coriander so added fresh basil and balsamic vinegar instead.

belgium2970's picture

Very tasty used 2tbsp mild curry paste , added 2 aubergines and 2 carrots. Added a lime and salt and sugar to the tomatoes . Was great simple midweek suppee

dwerry's picture

Definatly worth 5 star's, i am a bit of an indian food geek tried this the other night and was completely surprised,would be excellent as an indian starter.

bonitasteph's picture

Sooooooo delicious! I will be making this again and again!!!

valbox's picture

I added a tin of pineapple pieces to try and entice the children, along with some diced carrot and a few peas to give it some colour - We had it with naan and the tomato and coriander salad, and a dollop of natural yogurt. I thought on tasting it just before I dished up, that it wasn't going to be tasty enough, but it was fine when put together with the accompaniments and we all enjoyed it!

juliebahrain's picture

Added red and green peppers and also mushrooms. A good mid-week meal.

psamiad1's picture

I added an aubergine to bulk it up and served it with peshwari nann. Nice to do something different with mince.

mommamia's picture

nice and simple and really tasty. add a blob of greek yog then tomatoes on top, finishes it off nicely

fauna76's picture

Really enjoyed this, quick and easy and something different to do with mince!

domestiko's picture

Shouldn't really be called Indian mince - we do not use stock or beef in Indian cooking. When cooking mince - preferably use lamb, also it is the spices which give it the "Indian" taste.

angelal2366's picture

i made this dish last nite and it was realy delicious. I used a lean minced steak to reduce the fat content and I also added diced aubergine and peppers to the mince before putting in the stock and lentils which bulked it out abit, but still keeping it healthy. Will definately make this dish again.

littlemissmaccas's picture

I have to give this 5 stars I thought it was a really nice alternative to your typical curry and rice. I disagree with Yum Yum as I did not find it powdery at all. I did cook mine for a little bit longer than the recipe as I did not have any red lentils and used green lentils instead. I added some red onion to the tomato salad and served with mango chutney and home made raita.

annagrima's picture

Is the recipe referring to the dried lentils?


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