Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Let's Go to India for Supper!

This is a picture of my yummy supper from last night -- Pakistani Kima!

I first discovered this recipe about 15 years ago in the More with Less cookbook.  I've made it occasionally through the years, but it has been a long, long time.  I was reminded of this recipe when I noticed it recently in Greene Acres Old Fashioned Cookery Book, which is the family recipe book of my friend, Marmee Dear.

I thoroughly enjoyed eating this for supper last night, and again for lunch today!  This is an easy and inexpensive dish with a mild curry flavor.  Here is the recipe, in case you want to give it a try!

Pakistani Kima (aka Hamburger Curry)

1. Saute in skillet:

   3 TBSP butter 
   1 cup chopped onion
   1 clove garlic, minced

2. Add:

   1 pound ground beef

3. Cook until browned.  Drain as needed, then stir in:

   1 TBSP curry powder (or more if you like a stronger curry flavor)
   1 1 /2 teaspoon sea salt
   dash of: pepper, cinnamon, ginger, & turmeric
   2 cups cooked, diced tomatoes
   2 cups diced potatoes
   2 cups frozen green peas

4. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.

5. Serve over rice or couscous.

Note:  I doubled this recipe for my family.  It probably serves 6 as written.

I also tried to make some Indian puri to go with our Curry -- but it didn't turn out so very well.  Maybe we rolled them out too thick??  :(  It certainly didn't look like this picture:

I had an Indian neighbor growing up who used to make puri, and other Indian food, for us to try.  I always loved the puri -- and it is a perfect accompaniment to the Pakistani Kima.  So, I'm wondering if I might have a reader from India or Pakistan (or who likes that type of cuisine) that could teach me how to make puri????   Please leave me a comment if you can help!  Thanks!  :)  


Rebecca's Refining said...

I will have to try that!! :) I have been wanting to make some Indian food...really miss that from "Brookglenn days"!

BTW, I brought home copies of mom's recipes if you are interested in them! :)

busymomof10 said...

Yes! Please share!!

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