Mincemeat and Potato Fry (Keema Aloo)

This is a famous North Indian meat dish which goes well with rotis as well as rice. Here I have used only potatoes. If you want, you can add frozen green peas to it. Then it becomes Keema Aloo Matter! Otherwise, avoid potatoes and add only green peas to make Keema Matter!


Mincemeat: 1\2 kg
Potatoes: 2 chopped into small cubes
Tomatoes: 2 chopped
Onions: 1 big chopped
Ginger: 1″ piece chopped
Garlic: 4 chopped
Green chillies: 3 chopped
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp chopped
Coriander powder: 2 tsp
Chilly powder: 1 tsp
Turmeric powder: 1\2 tsp
Pepper powder: 1\2 tsp
Garam masala: 1 tsp
Fennel (perumjeerakam) powder: 1\4 tsp
Salt: as required
Oil: 4 tbsp


Heat oil in a kadai, add onions, ginger, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till the onions become golden brown in colour. Add all the masala powders and fry for a minute. Then add the chopped tomatoes and fry till the oil separates. Add the washed and strained mincemeat and potatoes. Put salt and pour 1 1\2 cups of water. Mix well and keep covered. Cook on a low flame till the meat and the potatoes are cooked well. Stir occasionally. Open the lid and fry it on a high flame till all the excess water is evaporated. Add the chopped coriander leaves amd mix well. Enjoy!