Keema Aloo

Keema Aloo

   By Rumana Zahn

This was another family favourite, until my brother and I became vegetarians! However, to make it a vegetarian recipe simply used minced quorn instead.


1lb/450g minced meat
½ cup frozen green peas
1 medium finely diced potato
1 large onion chopped
1 medium tomatoes chopped
1 tblsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilli powder (or to taste)
½ tsp paprika
1 cm fresh root ginger
Salt – to taste
Water – as needed
Handful of fresh coriander


  1. Wash the minced meat thoroughly in a colander at least 4 or 5 times and allow it to drain.
  2. Cook all the ingredients in a large saucepan, leaving the peas and potatoes and fresh coriander on the side.
  3. Cook for about 30 mins adding a cupful of water.
  4. Once the water is dry, constantly stir for about 5 minutes.
  5. Then add the peas and potatoes and a little water. Keep stirring.
  6. Once everything is cooked add in the fresh coriander.
  7. Enjoy with naan or chapatti bread.