2 onions, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled & crushed
2 1/2 inch piece ginger, chopped
1 chile (jalapeno works well)
Pulverize above mixture in food processor.
Heat 1/4 cup olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add pulverized aromatics and 2 bay leaves. Fry until onions begin to caramelize.
Add 1 1/2 lbs ground beef or lamb and brown. When meat is completely cooked,
2 T tomato paste
1/2 tsp of asafetida powder
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 T ground coriander
2 T ground cumin
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
Water if necessary (you don't want mixture to scorch)
1 package frozen peas
Simmer gently until peas are tender. Add a handful of chopped cilantro and serve.