Chickpea Mince Curry

Chickpea Mince Curry

By Atika Lim  , , ,

May 17, 2016

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When you’re craving a hearty homemade Indian dish, cook up this easy but gorgeous chickpea and mince curry.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


2 tbsps olive oil

2 onions, chopped

2 cm piece ginger, peeled, grated

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tbsps balti curry paste

500 g beef mince

400 g can chopped tomatoes

½ tsp sugar

400 g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed

1 cup frozen peas, thawed

2 tbsp lemon juice

Coriander leaves, steamed rice, pappadums, to serve


1Heat oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan on high. Saute onion, ginger, garlic and cumin seeds 2 to 3 mins, until onion is tender.

2Stir in paste and cook, stirring, 1 min, until fragrant.

3Add mince. Cook 5 to 6 mins, until browned, breaking up with the back of a spoon.

4Stir in tomato and sugar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, 15 mins.

5Stir chickpeas, peas and juice through. Simmer 1 to 2 mins. Garnish with coriander and serve with rice and pappadums.

Photo: Bauer/Rob Shaw

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