Googie’s Kitchen presents Simple Beef Mince Beef Curry or Keema

Simple Mince Beef Curry (Keema)

Curry and mince beef are two words I would have never put together. I had a lot of mince beef left in the freezer and I really didn’t fancy making another spaghetti bolognese or chilli. Therefore I decided to try making a curry instead. I went to the ‘tinternet’ and I typed in mince beef curry. To be honest, I wasn’t thinking there was going to be many recipes but I was pleasantly surprised to find Keema.

A Keema is a curry that originated in Indian. Originally it would have been eaten on a special occasion or event within the Indian royal families. Nowadays it is included in weekly family menus and after a couple of attempts I have made my own version. Keema is traditionally made with mince or ground beef and peas. My husband Howard and son Ted aren’t the biggest pea fans so I made mine with green beans. Although if your families are pea fans then I have included them in the ingredients below. We all enjoyed this dish and I’m pleased I typed in mince beef curry. Below is a video and recipe for you.

Simple Mince Beef Curry (Keema)

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Serves 4


  • Mince beef x 500g
  • Onion x 1
  • Tomatoes x 4 (on the vine)
  • Carrots x 2
  • Mild, medium or hot chilli powder x 2 tsps
  • Ground ginger x 1 inch piece
  • Garlic cloves
  • Ground Turmeric x 2 centimetre piece
  • Ground sweet cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Beef stock or chicken stock x 200mls
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Kale x 2 large handfuls
  • Fresh coriander x 1 large handful
  • Green beans or peas x 2 large handfuls
  • Oil for the pan
  • Rice x 300g


  • Peel and slice the carrots and the onion.
  • Slice the tomatoes and cut the slices into quarters.
  • Next peel the ginger and turmeric and grate it.
  • Then peel the garlic and slice it.
  • Chop the coriander and set these ingredients aside.
  • Put a large pan onto a high heat and add oil to the base.
  • Cover the base of the pan in the oil and leave it to heat up.
  • Once the pan is heated add in the onion and fry until it becomes clear/see through.
  • When the onion is soft and clear add in the mince beef and fry this until is becomes golden brown.
  • Reduce the heat slightly and add a little water if the ingredients start to stick.
  • Now add in the tomatoes and carrots and fry for a further 5 minutes or so.
  • Pour in the beef or chicken stock.
  • Bring to the boil and add in the peas or green beans.
  • Then bring the pan to boil again and reduce reduce to a simmer.
  • Add in the salt and pepper to your tastes.
  • Leave the curry on the hob while you cook your rice.
  • I like to cook brown rice and wash the rice through twice before I cook it.
  • Then I put the washed rice into a pan.
  • I add water that covers 2 centimetre above the top of the rice.
  • Then I bring the water to the boil, turn the heat down to low and leave the rice to simmer.
  • When all the water has boiled off the rice should be cooked.
  • If it’s taking a little while turn the heat back up to a medium heat and stir with a spoon until all the water disappears.
  • Turn the heat off on the hob.
  • Add in the kale and coriander to the curry and stir these ingredients in until the kale wilts.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Simple Mince Beef Curry (Keema)

Simple Mince Beef Curry (Keema) was a big hit in our house. The plates of food I put on the table were cleaned by the end of the meal. Therefore I know when this happens it’s a great dish to serve to my family. This dish could be made in advance of a meal. You could make double and freeze it for another occasion. Plus it would make great leftover for a packed lunch or it can be eaten with pasta for an even quicker dish. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, please enjoy. xxx