It always surprises me that there are not more mince-based dishes in Indian restaurants. This is a very tasty dish; I use soya mice to make mine, but minced meat will work just as well.
450 grams mince (beef, lamb, chicken or veggie)
1 tbsp of vegetable or sunflower oil
2 onions chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger (minced)
2 tsp garlic (minced)
½ tsp chilli powder (or to taste)
1 ½ tsp coriander powder
1 ½ tsp turmeric powder
1 ½ tbsp fenugreek leaves
½ tsp fenugreek powder
Pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
½ glass of red wine
2 tbsp of natural yoghurt
400g of tinned chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp of tomato puree
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
300 grams potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 tsp garam masala
2 green chillies deseeded and chopped
Decent squirt of tomato ketchup
Handful of frozen garden peas
3 tbsp coriander (leaves chopped)
Put the oil into a large saucepan and gently heat. Add the cumin seeds and heat gently for 1 minute (do not allow them to burn)
Increase the temperature to medium and add the onions. Cook until they are brown. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a minute more.
Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric, fenugreek leaves, fenugreek powder, asafoetida and ½ tsp of salt. Cook for a minute or so stirring so that the ingredients do not stick. Add the red wine and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until you have a curry paste.
Add the mince and stir until browned and mixed well with the paste.
Add the chopped tomatoes to the pan and mix well.
Mix in the fresh chillies, the tomato puree, the Worcestershire sauce and the potatoes. Then add the peas, the tomato ketchup and the yoghurt.
Bring to a boil stirring continuously and then simmer for about 30 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.
Check the seasoning adding black pepper and more salt if required.
Turn off the heat and stir-in the fresh coriander and the garam masala. Serve with pilau rice, naan bread or roti.
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