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When I was growing up in India, this dish was a staple in our household. On Sundays, my father would take to the kitchen and cook this wonderful dish for the whole family. He would sometimes add in a stick of cinnamon to give it an extra punch. - Nilou


1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 large onion, peeled and chopped fine
½ teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced fine
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1-inch fresh ginger piece, peeled and grated
½ teaspoon curry powder
1 pound (440 g) ground beef
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 large tomato
1 tablespoon (20 g) honey
¾ cup (100 g) SCD-safe frozen peas
G cup (4 g) fresh cilantro, chopped fine


1. In a stovetop pan, on medium heat, add in oil and sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger until tender
2. Add in the ground beef, and let brown
3. Once the beef is slightly cooked, add in the tomato, honey, salt, pepper, and spice powders
4. Mix them into the beef, and cook covered for about 15-20 minutes until beef is almost done
5. If it gets too dry, add in a bit of water
6. Stir in the peas and cilantro, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until beef is done and peas are soft
7. (If you prefer a less spicy version, reduce the amount of cumin, curry, and turmeric powders as desired)


3-5 servings

This recipe originally appeared in the cookbook section of The SCD for Autism and ADHD by Pamela Ferro & Raman Prasad.

The SCD for Autism & ADHD: (Cookbook Section) by Pamela Ferro & Raman Prasad is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0