Indian beef keema with carrots & potatoes

Indian beef keema with carrots & potatoes

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Keema is a traditional Asian dish made with mince - flavour it with spicy curry powder and pack in some carrots and potatoes for extra texture

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal351
  • fat16g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs21g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre6g
  • protein31g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500g pack lean minced beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tbsp hot curry powder
  • 1 large potato, cut into 3cm chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 2 carrots, cut into 3cm chunks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 500ml vegetable stock (optional)
  • basmati rice, fresh coriander and mango or lime chutney, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a large saucepan over a high heat. Add the mince, season and cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Remove from the pan, discarding all the fat, and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining oil and cook the onion, garlic and ginger with some seasoning for 8 mins until soft. Add the curry powder, potato and carrots, and cook for a few mins more. Stir in the tomato purée, 500ml water or vegetable stock, and the beef. Cook on a medium heat for 20 mins or until the potatoes are tender. Serve with basmati rice, fresh coriander, and mango or lime chutney.

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Kasia Carter's picture
Kasia Carter
4th May, 2020
Delicious. I added 2tbsp of garam masala and a tsp of tumeric. I was also slow cooking it much longer as it was waiting till tea time. Sooo easy!
Zoopha's picture
15th Apr, 2020
Amazing recipe, If you put a lid when cooking the potatoes they cook in 10 minutes, Easy yummy and flavourful 10/10 Would recommend
15th Mar, 2020
Decent recipe although I waited for 45 minutes for the potatoes to be cooked...
4th Oct, 2017
I use this to make keema cottage pie. I omit the potato and top the pie with cumin spiced sweet potato and butternut squash mash. A real family favourite in our house
17th Sep, 2017
I made up the stock with half brown ale and it added a real depth of flavour :)
1st Aug, 2017
Really liked this, really tasty, I used beef stock rather than just water and threw in a handful of peas. Will definitely have this again
27th Jan, 2017
Made last night as i needed something quick for the kids. Used frozen sweet potato and frozen casserole veg as substitutes for the veg. Nothing special here. Definitely suggest that lean mince is used as it tasted a bit greasy.
23rd Sep, 2015
Simple and tasty!
2nd Apr, 2015
Love this recipe! Easy and quick to make! Made it with turkey mince (because that`s what I had in fridge) and all the family loved it! Making again tonight!
11th Feb, 2015
The first and only good food recipe that was a failure for me- tasted and looked like school dinners. Not to be repeated. Sorry good food.


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