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Ever since I saw this recipe, I decided to try and make this. Unfortunately, I could not find any ground turkey, so I had to settle for the ground beef version. Then I discovered we didn’t have any sort of tomato, ginger, and etcetera in the house, so I did a lot of modifications as typed below. My modifications here and there came out all right. I’m just glad I didn’t totally decimate the dish.
Curried Ground Beef and Veggies
3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey [1.4 pound of ground beef]
1 chopped onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
1-2 chopped fresh red chiles (optional) [1 teaspoon of chilli powder]
A 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, grated fine [1 teaspoon of ground ginger]
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp garam masala (or curry powder) [2 tablespoons of curry powder]
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced [eliminated entirely]
1 cup fresh or frozen peas [1.5 cups of peas]
1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley [2 teaspoon of dried cilantro leaves]
1. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan. Try not to crowd the meat (you may need to cook in batches). Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.
2. Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt over everything.
3. Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Mix in the spices, water, and the potatoes. Stir to combine and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
5. When the potatoes are tender, add the diced tomatoes and peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add salt, if needed, to taste.
Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.