Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

great Indian dish for a crowd
Great Indian dish for a crowd
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2 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 extra-large Onion chopped
2 tbsp Water (optional)
2 pounds Lean ground beef
4 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp Ginger grated fresh root
1 Chili pepper serrano, finely chopped
2 tsp Cilantro chopped fresh
1 tbsp Ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
1 tsp Cayenne pepper ground
1 tsp Turmeric ground
1 (28 ounce) can Tomatoes diced
3 Potatoes peeled and diced
1 cup Green peas frozen
1 tsp Garam masala

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Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)


This Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes) is hands down the best dish to make for a crowd. This recipe feeds 8 people, but I have doubled it before when I had a large crowd for dinner. You can make it in advance and heat it up just before you serve it. It works on its own as it’s a one-pot recipe and doesn’t need a side dish. But if you’re out to impress, you could serve some pillowy naan bread on the side.

Aloo is the Indian word for potatoes and Keema means ground meat. In this recipe, I use ground beef but you could substitute this with lamb or goat which are typically found in Indian dishes.

This recipe bursts with flavor from the dried Indian spices like turmeric, cumin and garam masala and it also benefits from the freshness of cilantro and ginger root.

To make Keema Aloo, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)

So, how do you make Keema Aloo?

Steps to make Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes)


Heat oil in a pot


Heat the oil a large saucepan over medium-high heat.


Cook the onion


Sauté the onion in the oil. Stir constantly for around 12 minutes until the onion begins to brown. If any bits of onion get stuck to the bottom, add a little 2 tbsp of water to deglaze the pan.


Add the beef, garlic, ginger, chili and cilantro


Add the ground beef, garlic, ginger, serrano chili, and cilantro to the saucepan. Cook while stirring for 10-15 minutes. When the beef is evenly browned, turn the heat down to medium-low.


Stir in coriander, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, and turmeric


Add the coriander, salt, cumin, cayenne pepper, and turmeric into the beef mixture. Cook while stirring for around 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.


Mix in tomatoes and potatoes


Stir in the tomatoes and potatoes. Cover the saucepan and simmer for around 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender


Add peas


Stir the green peas into the dish and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes until sauce has thickened and flavors have come together.


Sprinkle garam masala on top


Just before serving, sprinkle some garam masala over the dish. Cover and allow to rest for 5 minutes.



You can serve this keema aloo as it is or with naan bread on the side if your guests are hungry!

This Keema Aloo is hands down the best meal to make for a crowd. It all cooks in the same pot so there’s less mess to clean up. Don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in you dinner party posts.

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