Keema Matar Aloo: Mince with Peas and Potatoes

A popular Indian recipe where the mince is cooked in a spiced and fragrant sauce along with the fresh green peas and potatoes.


2-3 tbsp Cooking oil
1 Medium onion, sliced
750g Minced beef, lamb, pork, chicken or quorn
100g Shemin’s Indian Curry Paste (Mild, Medium, Hot or Chilli-Free)
3 tbsp Natural yoghurt
5 tbsp Passata
250ml Water
300g Potatoes peeled and cut into 2cm bite sized pieces
130g Frozen or fresh peas
Squeeze of lemon


1. Put the oil in a large saucepan and set over a medium to high heat. Put in the onions and fry until the onions are browned at the edges.

2. Add the minced meat and fry while breaking up the lumps until the meat loses its redness.

3. Stir in Shemin’s Indian Curry Paste and cook for approx. 2-3 minutes. Add the yoghurt and passata, and stir until well mixed.

4. Add the water and potatoes, stir and bring to boil. Cover and lower the heat and cook gently for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are nearly cooked. Add the peas and cook gently until the potatoes are tender and the peas are cooked through.

Season to taste and add lemon juice before serving.

Serves 6

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  1. Louise Russell

    I’ve been using Shemins curry pastes now for over 8 months and have made many different types of curries ,kebabs etc…..I can honestly say I’ve never been disappointed…..the recipes are so easy to follow ,which is an added bonus …..highly recommend !

  2. Louise Russle

    Another adventure with Shemin’s Curry Paste….. Keema mince with peas made with the medium curry paste, onion, tomato & some cinnamon added…… Tandoori chicken using the hot curry paste mixed with yoghurt, lemon juice, garam masala & a pinch of beetroot powder… these curry pastes because we can now have authentic Indian meals after a long day at work with very little preparation 🙌

  3. Tebogo

    A simple curry and mince

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