• 3/4 cup onion skinned and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (Bolten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 lbs minced beef. lamb or mutton
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili crushed.


  • Combine the onion, ginger, garlic, and oil in the container of a food processor or blender. Blend to a fine puree.
  • Spoon and scrape the mixture into a small skillet and cook, stirring often, until mixture almost starts to brown, but do not brown.
  • Add the curry powder, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, and cumin and stir to blend.
  • Add the meat and cook, stirring and chopping down with the side of a heavy metal spoon to break up any lumps.
  • When the meat has lost its raw look, add the tomatoes, lime juice and sugar.
  • Add a generous grinding of pepper and the hot red pepper.
  • Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add the peas and continue cooking until the peas are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve with rice, cucumbers and yogurt, carrots with yogurt or mint with yogurt.

Serves: 8 people.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes.

Cooking Time: 35 minutes.