Paleo Ostrich Mince Curry [Gluten free, Grain free, Dairy free]

Ostrich mince has quickly turned into a regular item in my trolley… and this paleo friendly curry makes sure that it continues to be!

This is a very simple and quick curry  recipe – and did I mention a pretty cheap alternative to other meats? At almost half the price of beef mince, ostrich mince not only gives you great nutritional benefits, but keeps your wallet heavier too. It’s high in protein, high in iron, low in fat, low in calories… It’s high on taste and low on the budget so this makes it an all round winner to me. 

There’s nothing complicated about this recipe and you can whip this up in about 20 minutes (or as long as your potatoes take to cook). You can substitute white potatoes for sweet potatoes of course, or even pumpkin or butternut… Ooh yum! If you’re after a complex curry, the lamb bhuna is probably the one for you! If it’s a mid-week meal you’re after, then give this a bash! 


Recipe for paleo friendly ostrich mince curry

Yield: 3-4 servings 

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes 

What you need

500g lean ostrich mince

1/2 onion, sliced 

1 tspn ginger and garlic paste 

1.5 tspn chilli powder

1/2 tspn cumin powder

1/2 tspn coriander powder

1/2 tspn turmeric powder 

Few curry leaves (optional)

1 large potato (or 2 small), cubed 

2 tomatoes, chopped

Salt to taste 

1/2 – 1 cup water

Fresh coriander to garnish 

What you need to do 

1. Heat oil in a pot/pan over medium heat. 

2. Add onions, and fry until transcluscent. Add ginger and garlic paste, and spices. Be quick to mix as it can burn very easily! 

3. Add mince and brown. Add potatoes and tomatoes, season, add 1/2 cup water, stir it all together. Lower the heat, cover, and allow to cook. (You don’t want this curry to be very liquid so use your discretion with the amount of water. You will probably need to add more as it cooks.)

4. Check on it every 5 minutes so make sure it’s not burning/sticking at the bottom of the pot. Add a touch more water if needed. Once potatoes have softened, it’s done! 

5. Turn off the heat, garnish, and enjoy. 

Remember, you can always up the heat by increasing the amount of chilli powder 😉 

Please note: if you would like to reuse/share this recipe, go ahead! All I ask is that you please link back to this original post when sharing. Thank you! 


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