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Soups of the world – Recipes from around the globe & some creations of my own

Indian Minced Beef Curry


As I’ve already told you, curries of every kind are a regular meal in our home, we love curries!

We usually freeze fish and meat after grocery shopping and once every few weeks we stop buying for a while to use all the frozen stock. This was the case, we had some mince beef that had to be used: I got creative an instead of making hamburgers I went for an Indian inspiration curry. The fact that we had 1 litre of low-fat Greek yogurt in the fridge also contributed to the idea…

It was delicious, and it is very easy to prepare. You can always replace minced beef with any other meat or vegetable protein that you have available.

I invite you to take a look at the recipe!

Servings: 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • a dash of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 10 cardamom pods
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 250 g minced beef
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • white pepper to taste
  • 1 tin tomato purée
  • 250 ml (ca. 1 cup) low-fat Greek yogurt
  •  Steamed Basmati rice to serve


Heat the oil in a cooking pot and add the garlic, onion, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cumin seeds and sauté until fragrant. Put in the minced beef, stir and separate the meat with a wooden fork and season with salt to taste. Cook till the meat is browned.

At this point add the chilli powder, turmeric and white pepper, stir to combine. Pour the tomato purée, rectify salt and simmer for around 5 minutes more.

To finish, slowly pour the yogurt continuously stirring and simmer up to the mix is hot.

Serve with steamed Basmati rice and enjoy!


4 thoughts on “Indian Minced Beef Curry

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  3. Gorgeous recipe – I´m a bit of a curry monster so will be giving this one a go. Will be posting a Thai beef curry soon which I hope you like 🙂


    • Can’t wait for your curry! I’m a total curry monster myself, hahaha, and I love Thai curries, which is curious because I thought that I hated coconut, until the day I had my first Thai coconut milk curry and realised it was one of the best things I had ever eaten! Hey let me know how it turns out if you try this one, cheers! 🙂


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