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Aaloo Keema

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Aaloo Keema

Course: MainDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

375

kcal

A staple hearty Pakistani meal, aloo keema or keema aloo is made using ground beef (aka keema) and potatoes. It is usually served with naan, roti or chapati and is delicious with Basmati rice too. Try it with a dollop of fresh yogurt and fresh lime!

Ingredients

  • ½ kg. minced beef

  • 250 gms. Potatoes (cut in small pieces)

  • 2 tomatoes

  • 1 onion (large size)

  • 6 tbs. oil

  • 6 whole black pepper (Kali Mirch)

  • 6 cloves (Laung)

  • 1 black cardamom (Bari Ilaichi)

  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds (Zeera)

  • 1 tsp. coriander (Dhaniya) powder

  • 1 tsp. salt (adjust to taste).

  • ¼ tsp. turmeric (Haldi) powder

  • ¾ tsp. chili (Lal Mirch) powder

  • 1 tsp. ginger (Adrak) paste

  • 1 tsp. garlic (Lehsan) paste

  • ½ tsp. garam masala powder

Directions

  • Finely chop the onion and sauté in oil until light brown.
  • Add all the spices and finely chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook on medium heat till water is almost dried. Add minced meat, mix and dry the water again.
  • Add 2 glasses of water, cover and cook till meat is tenderized and the water dries.
  • Add potatoes and cook till the potatoes are soft.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder. Garnish with fresh green coriander (Dhaniya) leaves, green chilies, ginger (Adrak) slices and lemon juice.
  • Serve with naan

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