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Delicious Ground Beef Tikka Masala Recipe

by Khushi Hossain
Ground Beef Tikka Masala

Are you craving a delicious and flavorful Indian cuisine dish? Maybe you should try my ground beef tikka masala recipe. Made with tender ground beef and a blend of aromatic spices, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Ground beef tikka masala is a flavorful and satisfying comfort food dish that combines the succulence of ground beef with the rich flavors of tikka masala. This recipe is easy to make and is perfect for a family meal or a special dinner.

In this recipe, I want to teach you the steps to cook this mouthwatering tikka masala from scratch and introduce you to my new recipe.

So grab your apron and get ready to impress your family members and friends with this delectable Indian dish.

Ground Beef Tikka Masala

Ground Beef Tikka Masala

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 550 calories 75 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )


  1. 2 Pounds Fat Trimmed Stewing Diced Beef
  2. ½ Cup All-purpose Flour
  3. ½ Cup Curry Powder (Tikka Masala Paste)
  4. 1 Tablespoon Garlic-Ginger Powder
  5. ½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  6. 6 to 7 Whole Cloves
  7. 1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  8. 1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  9. ½ Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  10. 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  11. 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  12. 1 Tablespoon Chopped Garlic
  13. 2 Whole Tomatoes, Diced
  14. ½ Cup Vegetable Oil or Mustard Oil
  15. 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  16. 1 Cup Beef Stock
  17. 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  18. ½ Cup Chopped Cilantro Leaves
  19. 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  20. 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  21. 1 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  22. 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder


Step 1: Wash, Dry, and Ground Diced Beef

Take 2 pounds of beef and dice it into medium pieces. Wash the beef with clean water. Remove all kinds of dark spots and fat from the beef. Try not to have more fat in beef than 5 percent. In a large strainer, keep the diced beef pieces. It will drain the water. Or you can pat dry the beef using a kitchen towel.

Now blend the diced beef to prepare ground beef. Don't blend them too much. Also, you don't need to add water while blending. Just make tiny pieces of beef.

Step 2: Mix Spices With Flour

Add 1/2 cup of curry powder (Tikka Masala paste) and 1 tablespoon of garlic-ginger powder to 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Use a hand beater to mix them properly.

Now add 1 teaspoon of cumin Powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of garam masala to the flour and spice mixture.

Combine all the ingredients. Set it aside. You can store it for the next time you cook ground beef tikka masala or other Masala recipes.

Step 3: Sear Ground Beef

In a large fry pan or iron skillet, pour 1 cup of vegetable oil or canola oil. Preheat the oil for a while. Place 1/2 cup of finely chopped onion and 1 tablespoon of chopped garlic into the oil. Saute them until they turn brown.

After sauteing the onion and garlic, add the ground beef and continuously stir until it turns brown. The flame should be medium.

Step 4: Cook Beef With a Spice Mix

In the same cooking pan, add 1 cup of beef stock and the flour and spice mixture. Stir the ground beef with the masala (spices) properly so that every part of the ground beef is mixed up with the masala.

Now add 1 cup of pure coconut milk and stir again for the best results. Then add 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder. 6 to 7 whole cloves, 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and a pinch of salt.

Finally, place the diced tomatoes in the pan. Cover the pan or skillet and simmer for half an hour.

Step 5: Boil and Cook Ground Beef With Tomato Paste

After boiling the beef for half an hour, remove the cover from the skillet. Using thongs, remove the peels from the tomatoes. Stir the tomatoes using a spatula and make a paste of them. Add more beef stock if needed. Then add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice, 1 Teaspoon of Fennel Seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

Again, simmer and boil the beef until all the water is dried up and it turns into creaminess ground tikka masala beef.

Step 6: Finish Cooking Beef Tikka Masala

After completing the cooking, decorate it with some fennel seeds and chopped cilantro leaves. Enjoy this Indian delicacy dish with basmati rice or naan.

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Is There a Vegetarian Version Of This Dish Available?

Yes, there is a vegetarian version of this dish available. Instead of using ground beef, you can substitute it with vegetables like cauliflower, mushrooms, or tofu. The spices and sauce can remain the same, giving you a flavorful and satisfying vegetarian tikka masala option.

Is Tikka Masala Always With Beef?

Ground Beef Tikka Masala

Not necessarily. Tikka masala is a popular dish that originated in the Indian subcontinent and is typically made with chicken, but it can also be made with other meats such as lamb or beef.

Additionally, there are vegetarian versions of tikka masala that use vegetables or paneer (Indian cheese) as the main ingredient. So while chicken tikka masala is the most commonly known variation, there are other options available to suit different dietary preferences.

Bottom Line

I hope this information helps you in creating a delicious Ground Beef Tikka Masala dish. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Enjoy your cooking!

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