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Madhur Jaffrey's Indian mince & peas


  • Heat a little oil in a heavy-bottomed pot and gently cook the mince until brown, stirring and mashing as you do so.
  • In another large pot, gently sauté the onions, carrot, ginger, garlic and chillies in a little hot oil until tender, stirring now and then.
  • Add the spices and chilli paste. Stir well and briefly cook to toast.
  • Then add the stock and tomatoes with plenty of salt and a little ground pepper. Stir well and briefly cook.
  • Add the mince to the sauce, all at once, and cook for about 30-45 mins until thick and fragrant, stirring and mashing as you do so.
  • Then add the chopped coriander, lime juice, garam masala and peas. Stir well, taste for seasoning and briefly cook to warm through.
  • Combine the yoghurt, cucumber and mint in a bowl.
  • To serve, mound steamed rice on one large plate (or individual plates), spoon the mince over the top and sprinkle with the yoghurt.


  • vegetable oil
  • 750 gm beef mince
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  • a good knob of fresh ginger, finely sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 3 small red chillies, seeded & finely chopped
  • 2 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn ground coriander
  • ½ tbsp chilli paste (optional)
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • ½ can diced tomatoes
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ½-1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • ½ cup plain yoghurt
  • ½ telegraph (continental) cucumber, grated
  • 1 heaped tbsp chopped mint leaves

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