Asian Home Recipe

Minced Meat Curry with Split Peas Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 cup

2 tablespoons


2 cloves

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 tablespoon


2 teaspoons

500 g

2 teaspoons

Split peas

Ghee or oil

Medium onions, finely chopped

Garlic, finely chopped

Finely grated fresh ginger

Ground turmeric

Chili powder

Chopped fresh coriander or mint leaves

Small ripe tomatoes, chopped


Minced meat

Garam masala

Method :
  • Wash split peas and soak while preparing other ingredients.

  • Heat ghee or oil and gently fry onions, garlic and ginger until soft.

  • Add turmeric, chili powder, coriander or mint, tomatoes and salt.

  • Stir over medium heat for a few minutes, then add meat and drained split peas.

  • Stir until well mixed, then cover tightly and cook for 40 minutes or until meat and peas are tender, stirring from time to time and adding a little hot water if liquid evaporates.

  • Add garam masala and cook until liquid evaporates and mixture fries in the fat left in the pan.

  • At this stage stir frequently so it does not burn.

  • Serve this dry curry with Indian bread and other accompaniments such as vegetable preparations, sambals or chutneys.


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