This delicious Middle Eastern inspired dish will set off your senses. Chockfull of delicious and aromatic spices. All the labour is done in the first few minutes, after that the oven takes care of the rest. Best of all it is made in 1 pan, a great balanced meal extra veggies can be added if you like.
The fresh curry leaves add a slightly spicy, citrus element to the dish, if you do not have access to fresh curry leaves you can use dry curry leaves, double the amount (6).
2 tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
500 grams beef mince
1 tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp tumeric
2 tsp garam masala
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp ground cloves
3 curry leaves
1 cup basmati (long grain rice)
1 cup frozen peas
2 cups vegetable stock
3Tb Toasted almond flakes
1Tb chopped coriander
- Preheat combination steam oven/steam oven to full steam.
- In a medium sized pan, that can go from stove/oven, place chopped onion and vegetable oil, cook on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes until they soften, add garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add ground spices, curry leaf, toss around pan and cook for 2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add beef mince cook for 2 minutes, constantly breaking the meat up, add rice, peas and stir through, the mixture will look very messy, add vegetable stock, sprinkle with salt and pepper, allow to reach a boil while on the stove top. Place into combination steam oven/steam oven and steam for 30minutes.
- Sprinkle with almonds and coriander and serve.
A one pot wonder meal, balanced, flavorsome and the oven does all the hard work !
*note, rice cooking times can vary.