Homestyle Indian-Spiced Ground Beef - Flavorful & Comforting











Dive into the homely warmth of this Indian-Spiced Ground Beef, a dish that combines hearty beef with the aromatic bliss of Indian spices. Ready in 45 minutes, it's perfect for a cozy family dinner!


Step 1: Creating the Green Paste

We'll start by making a delightful green paste that's going to add a burst of flavor to our ground beef. Grab your food processor and blend together spinach, cilantro, and mint leaves with a splash of water. Aim for a thick but spreadable consistency. This step infuses the dish with a fresh, herby base that's fundamental to achieving that authentic Indian flavor profile.
Pro Tip: Don't overdo it with the mint; we're looking for a hint, not a takeover!

Step 2: Sauteeing the Aromatics

Now, let's build the aromatic base for our dish. Heat oil in a medium-sized pan and add cardamom pods, cloves, and a cinnamon stick. The aroma will be heavenly! After a minute, add finely chopped onion and cook until it's a beautiful golden-brown. Then, it’s time for the minced green chillies, garlic, and ginger. This combination of spices and aromatics will make your kitchen smell like an Indian bazaar!
Pro Tip: Wait until the spices sizzle to add the onions for an extra burst of flavor.

Step 3: Cooking the Beef

Add the ground beef to the pan, breaking it apart gently. Sprinkle in the red chilli powder, ground cumin, garam masala, and black pepper. Stir well to combine all these wonderful flavors with the beef. Cook the mixture over medium-high heat, stirring often, to ensure the beef is thoroughly cooked and infused with spices. The spices will darken and meld with the beef, creating a rich, savory foundation.
Pro Tip: Keep the heat at medium-high to seal in the beef's juices and spices.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

It's time to bring everything together. First, stir in half the yogurt until well combined, letting it cook for a couple of minutes. Then add in your green paste, mixing thoroughly. Allow the mixture to simmer, bringing out the depths of flavor from the herbs and spices. Finally, incorporate the remaining yogurt and simmer for another 5 minutes. This last step adds a creamy texture, balancing the spices and rounding out the dish beautifully.
Pro Tip: The yogurt helps mellow out the spice, making the dish creamily delicious.