A colourful, delicious, healthy and filling curry that is easy to make, and does not take too long either.
You will need:-
- 1 cup already boiled chana dal.
- About 300g of ground beef.
- 3 tbsp of cooking oil.
- I large chopped onion.
- 2 tsp coriander seeds.
- 1 heaped tsp smashed ginger, garlic and some turmeric.
- About 2 cups chopped pumpkin cubes.
- I small bunch of coriander, leaves and stems separated and chopped.
- 1 green pepper, sliced.
- I cup homemade tomato sauce. Can be alternated with 3 tomatoes, peeled and pureed.
- 2 tsp curry powder.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
To begin, heat your oil in a pan and the onion.
Once onion is soft and getting a bit browned, add your ginger, garlic turmeric paste and the roughly crushed coriander seeds.
The green pepper and coriander stalks will go in next. Then the curry powder. Mix in well and let cook a bit but make sure it doesn’t burn.
Followed in my the beef mince. Let the meat cook on high heat till it is no longer clumpy and has began to brown.
Once the meat is cooked down well and dried out, add the tomato sauce or tomatoes and a small pinch of sugar. Cover and let them cook down, before adding the already boiled chana dal.
Look at how colourful it is. If using tomatoes, you can add a cup of water so the curry does not become too dry. If using tomato sauce, add water if needed and remember to check and add your seasoning (salt) as you go.
Add the pumpkin last as it will not take too long to cook and you do not want it to turn mushy. You want the cubes cooked, soft but still firm. This should simmer for no more than ten minutes as the mince was already fully cooked before adding the lentils.
Once done, add in the coriander leaves and switch off the cooker. The curry is pleasing in terms of how it looks, the aroma and how it tastes.
You can serve this with chapati or rice.
This is definitely worth a try.
Let me know how yours turns out!