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Aloo Matar Keema (Potatoes, Peas, and Ground Beef Curry)
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Aloo Matar Keema (Potatoes, Peas, and Ground Beef Curry)

Aloo Matar Keema (Potatoes, Peas, and Ground Beef Curry) is a SouthAsian curry. It consists whole spices, seasonings, tomatoes, and yogurt. It's ultimate comfort food.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: Aloo Matar Keema (Potatoes, Peas, and Ground Beef Curry)
Author: Sarah Mirza


  • 3 potatoes skinless and cubed
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp nigella seeds kalongi
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 long dried red chili
  • tsp salt or as needed
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • fresh lemon juice for garnish
  • cilantro for garnish
  • serrano peppers for garnish
  • water


  • Cut the potatoes in large chunks like cube.
  • Heat a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Once hot, add 1 tbsp oil, add ¼ tsp salt, potatoes and peas and sauté for 5 minutes. Keep stirring constantly.
  • Take peas and potatoes out and set it aside.
  • In the same pot, heat add in 2 tbsp oil once hot on medium heat, add onion and sauté it until golden.
  • Once golden, add the cumin seeds, nigella seeds, corinander seeds, cloves, black peppercorns, green cardamom pods and mix well for 10 seconds.
  • Add ginger garlic paste for mix it for 30 seconds.
  • Now add the ground beef to the pot and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Add in dried long red pepper, red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and salt and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and yogurt and mix well.
  • When the ground beef is 80% cooked add ½ glass of water if necessary at this point.
  • Add the potatoes, mix well for 5 minutes, then cover the pot on medium to low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Now add in the peas, mix well.
  • Adjust the salt according to your taste and Add in 1 cup of water and mix well.
  • Cover the pot for 2-3 minutes.
  • Uncover the pot, and garnish it with fresh lemon juice, seranno pepper, and fresh cilantro.
  • Serve it hot with a fresh paratha or chapati.