This Indian curry dish called Keema Matar was taught to me by my neighbor years ago because I loved to eat it so much. Traditionally this dish uses lamb because to Indians it is sacrilegious to harm cows. In this recipe though, I use beef because I found that any kind of ground meat works really well. After moving from my old neighborhood I make this every now and then because of how simple it is to make and how delicious it tastes. All my friends have doubts when I make this because they assume only Indians can make good curry, but after their first bite they realize that kind of thinking is wrong. This recipe is simple, and can be made easily, even if you don’t often cook.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
2/3 pieces of bay leaf
Up to 5 Chili peppers depending on preference
2 Table spoon of curry powder
3 Table spoon of Canola Oil
500 g of ground beef
½ cup of tomato sauce
1 cup of frozen peas
3 gloves of garlic
Salt/Pepper to your discretion
1. Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan and put it on medium-high. When the oil is hot and ready, add in the bay leaves and chili peppers. (You may choose to leave the seeds in if you like it spicy)
2. Next dice the onion and add it in. Stir and wait until the onions caramelize.
3. Add in the curry powder and ground beef. (You may substitute beef with pork, or lamb if you don’t eat beef)
4. After the beef is done, which means there should be no pink left, add in the tomato sauce and peas. Change the heat to low and cook for 20-30 minutes.
5. Mince the garlic and mix it in with salt and pepper.
6. Serve over rice, noodles, or whatever else you have. This dish goes well with almost everything!
first picture is from http://www.afamilythateatstogether.com/kheema-matar-curry , all credits go to them