Make the ginger-garlic paste – put equal amounts of peeled and chopped ginger and garlic along with a few tablespoons of water in a blender and blend to a smooth puree. Skip this step if using store-bought paste.
Instant Pot Method
Turn the instant pot to saute mode (normal) and add cumin. When it splutters, add onion and saute until it turns reddish-brown.
Add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato, salt and powdered spices. Saute for 5 minutes, adding splashes of water to keep the masala from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Add the mince and saute for 5 minutes again. Add 1 cup water and cancel the saute mode.
Turn on the pressure cooking mode, secure the lid, make sure the vent is in sealing position and set the timer to 5 minutes.
Do a QPR (Quick Pressure Release) after 5 minutes and open the cooker.
Add the cubed potatoes and again pressure cook for 1 minute with QPR.
Open the cooker and garnish with cilantro, green chillies and slivered ginger. Serve warm with Indian bread or steamed rice.
Heat the oil in a pan and put the cumin seeds in it.
Add the sliced onions and cook until they turn brownish-red.
Stir in the ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute or two.
Add the tomatoes, salt and powdered spices and sauté for 5 minutes, Add splashes of water to prevent the masala from sticking to the pan, and cook until it becomes a thick, shiny paste. (approx. 10 minutes).
Add the mince and mix it together with the masala. Sauté for 5 minutes on medium heat.
Add one cup of water, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir a few times in between.
Take off the lid and add the potatoes. Add more water if necessary. Cook for another 10-12 minutes. When all the water has evaporated, keema aloo is done.
If you don’t have ginger-garlic paste or don’t want to make it, just chop the stuff (1 tbsp finely chopped garlic and 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger). Chopped ginger-garlic tastes just as good.
For even better tasting mince, add a small, finely chopped onion (omelette style) along with the potatoes. The onion will turn translucent very quickly and look and taste great.
Saturated Fat:10.5 g
Unsaturated Fat:20.6 g
Keywords: mince with potatoes, keema aloo, lamb mince curry, Indian keema recipe
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