My Most Requested Recipe – Pakistani Kima (Beef Curry w/ vegan option)

My most requested recipe - Pakistani Kima (ground beef curry)

It seems every family has at least several recipes that are sure to please. For us, they are our Homemade “Almond Joy®” Bars, “DORITO®” Popcorn, Savory Hummus, Green Bean Chips, Surprisingly Good Popcorn, and this one–Pakistani Kima, otherwise known as Ground Beef Curry.

This truly is my most requested recipe.  Hands down.

Think you don’t like recipes for curry?  Think your kids won’t eat it?  Think you don’t like international fare? Think again.

My kids were literally jumping up and down when they saw that I made this last night!

This is one of my stand-by company meals and it is also the one that I like to take to new moms or those who are sick.  Almost without fail, I get a request for the recipe.  And it’s great that the main ingredient is ground beef (though you can make it vegan as well) so it is a fairly frugal meal as well.

Now everyone can enjoy this recipe – though I must confess that I’m a bit hesitant to share – I kinda want to keep the secret all to myself :-).  It’s really fun to bless others with something nice, isn’t it?

Now, we love international food.  From almost every country.  But the deep, rich flavors of India and the like are real hits in our home.

This recipe is adapted from one by the same name in the great “back to basics” cookbook, More-With-Less.  I actually didn’t get this recipe initially from the cookbook, but from our dear friend, Margaret, who also is the source of my Applesauce Wheat Germ Muffins (w/ GF option).

Margaret, like all of us, is busy.  But unlike me, she does not like to cook.  One pan meals are her specialty (now, I love to cook, but when simple and wonderful go together, I am all ears!) and she shared this one with us at her home years ago.  We loved it and have made it regularly ever since.

Years later, I took out More with Less from the library and saw this recipe and thought, “That’s it!  That’s the same Kima (“kee-ma”) we love!”

I’ve made a few changes (of course :-)) and it tastes even better (in my humble opinion).

We almost always serve this with:

Well, there you have it.  Our family’s favorite.  And now yours (I hope :-)!)

And I guarantee that any new mom you take this to will be very grateful!

For some other great easy and delicious meal ideas, check out:

Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Health Meals Galore and Gluten Free Chili Mac
Savory Hummus
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
Oven Barbecued Chicken
Kid-Friendly Lentils (ready in as little as 9 minutes!) 

Do you have a family favorite (secret or not) to share?


    Speak Your Mind


  1. Great recipe, great picture!

  2. Adrienne — This looks great. I’m going to give it a try. :)

  3. Mmm – I’ve made the original out of the More With Less cookbook, but this version looks really yummy, too.

    Visiting from TYTT, by the way. :)

  4. This looks aweseome! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing at Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday!

  5. I came across your blog on At the Well and I love your post! This beef curry looks sooo good! I can’t wait to make it!

    I would love it if you would come by my blog and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

    I would love it if you would come by Friday and link up!

  6. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This looks yummy! Hope to see you next week!

  7. Definitely going to try. Thanks.

  8. Is there anything you could use to sub tumeric? I have everything for this except that??

  9. This is for sure doable at our house! And with meal planning at the stop of my “to do” list the next several weeks this will be a great addition!

  10. YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  11. I cannot wait to try this! My children LOVE curry- we use the brick Japanese kind- I am sure they’ll love this Indian version.

  12. Sounds great and I have everything in the house to make it! Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Made it, ate it, loved it. The Hubs – ate it, ate some more. Which translates to he likes it and I can make it again. LOL
    Thank you for posting. We need some variety in our food lives.

    PS – for those with “ewe I’m not eating that” eaters. When my husband asked what it was I told him it was a hamburger and potato one-skillet dish. Which it was, I did not lie. I just didn’t say “pakistani kima” he’d have looked at me like i had two heads! :-)

    • Love it! You are so right! Maybe in a year you can tell him and he’ll feel like a sophisticated eater. And I don’t think you are lying – you are being sensitive to him. I think that’s great. :-)

    • Jessica Nelson Norem says:

      Hahaha…my husband is the same way and I find myself getting creative with the title of the dish as well!!! ;0) Welcome sister!!!

  14. i was just thinking about making a curry tonight for dinner! this sounds delicious and i have everything your recipe calls for – yeah! visiting from the shabby creek cottage link party.

  15. Love the picture! I am not a meat eater, but the curry part sounds yum!

    • I think you would love it with beans. When we were eating soy, we made this with TVP and it was quite good. Or, you could just make it as a side and put in more of the veggies. Hope you like it!

  16. Looking forward to trying this. I will change out the peas and potatoes for the green beans and cauliflower. New follower through email.

  17. This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I shared this on AGI’s FB page. :)

  18. I already love curries, so I know I’ll like this. I think tempeh would work great in it, as would beans or chickpeas. Yum!

  19. Adrienne, Oh, this will be a hit with my family, too, i can already tell. And i’ve been looking for recipes with tomatoes since we’re getting more than i can handle from the garden ( still think about your encouragement to dehydrate them). I would have made this for my friend who just had a baby; instead i made “unrolled cabbage rolls” which is also very delicious and a fun way to use the cabbage from the garden…. it also has ground beef, tomatoes and rice. Renee

  20. Thank you so much for linking up to Fusion Fridays! Come back next Friday to see my favorites and to link up again!

    Have a great weekend!

  21. We love the More-With-Less Kima as well, especially when drizzled with a little coconut milk or sprinkled with unsweetened dried coconut. I also change the vegetables depending on what is available. Our last batch was filled with turnips and zucchini. Yum!

  22. OH MY LORD!!! I LOVE curry! this sounds incredible! I’m trying it this weekend along w/ your Kale Chips! Thanks!

  23. Ooooo…I love curry! But my kids? Not so much. I need to test this out on them. Maybe this recipe will make them curry lovers too.

    My Friday Food Fight meme is up! Come join the fun!

  24. Oh, this looks amazingly delicious and curries are one of my favorite types of dishes. I own my very first chef’s competition again trained executive chefs with Chicken Tikka Masala, another favorite of mine! Thanks for sharing can’t wait to try! So happy I found you through Fusion Friday! Stop on by CookingwithEliie…we love company!

  25. I will definitely have to try this out – YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing.

  26. that looks really delicious. Perfect to have in this cold weather. :) Yum!

  27. Hi Adrienne,
    There is nothing better than a really good beef curry. Your recipe looks so delicious and I can’t wait to have a taste of this great dish! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  28. this looks delish! From the FF blog hop!

  29. wow that sounds totally interesting! never heard of it before!

  30. Hi Adrienne! Here is the link to my Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan Bread, Aromatic Basmati and Raita

  31. YUM! I have never tried any Indian dishes but this looks easy and delicious! I think it’ll go on my menu for next week!

  32. I’m not much of a beef eater but I love curry. I wonder how well this would work with chicken?

    Since I’m here. Do you happen to have a real food zucchini bread or muffin recipe? And can you tell me how you added the Print This button to the post? Not having much luck with adding a print option on my blog.

    Thanks for linking up this week!

    • This would be great with chicken! I don’t yet have a real food zucchini bread or muffin recipe, but I can pull one together!

      As for the “print this” button, I use the WordPress Print This Plugin. There are options that I wish it had that it doesn’t, but overall I really like the simplicity of it.

      Take care!

  33. Wow, I can’t tell you how much I love a good curry. The photo looks perfect! Thanks for linking this to Sunday Supper Stumble. :)

  34. My kids would love this. My youngest is a big fan of mild curries.

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Food on!

    ~Shannon (Food Channel Editor @ MomTrends)

  35. YUM! Thank you. Followed you over from I heart nap time.
    I’m a new follower.

  36. Amazing recipe! I’m featuring this tomorrow! Come by and grab a featured button. Oh and I’m making this for dinner tonight! :o)

  37. What a great, ground beef dinner. Different yet delicious. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  38. Love the picture! I also have the More with Less cookbook and started making this same recipe about 20 years ago! Actually haven’t made it in awhile, as my children are not huge fans of curry. I hope you will share your sweet curry recipe soon! Seeing this picture made me crave the dish!

  39. Oh my kids will love this…anything curry they love.

    Thanks for sharing a secret recipe with the world.


  40. This looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks.

  41. Thanks for sharing your Beef Curry recipe last week. It was one of the most clicked ideas shared! I featured you!

  42. I bet this could be easily adapted to the crockpot!

  43. I have this simmering on the stove right now! Smells delicious! Looking forward to your curry recipe!

  44. Oh my goodness! This is simmering away on my stovetop right now, and I just sneaked a little sip of the juices. I nearly swooned! I’ll definitely be sharing it on my blog soon! :)

  45. Yum – this looks and sounds very delicious. Love those flavours :-)

  46. I love the flavours you have used in this – it looks and sounds delicious. What a lovely recipe – nutritious, delicious and frugal too! Thank you for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

  47. Looks delicious…your photos make it very enticing!

  48. that looks so delicious…we will love that for sure! thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting late from FTF, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

  49. My kids love currys and this one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

  50. This looks and sounds delicious! I love curry powder. I’ve never thought to use it in beef – I always put it in chicken. But, now that I’ve seen this recipe, I’m going to try it with beef. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  51. Visiting from Melt In Your Mouth Hop. Please return the favor. Also, Mom Blog Society is looking for recipes to feature on our site. We would love to feature you blog. Come on over if you are interested, I will be watching for you. You Can be featured more than once TOO!

  52. just popping over to let you know i featured you at savory sunday this week!! if you’re interested I’d love if you did a guest post :)

  53. (Visiting from Coastal Charm) Wow, that looks (and sounds) delicious! I can’t wait to try making it. Would it be ok if I featured your recipe on my What to Cook Wednesday post? I love sharing new and different recipes with my readers each week and this definitely fits the bill!

  54. I am so excited to try this! A friend made me some type of curry when I had my first baby and I’ve been wanting the recipe ever since…and I think this is it!

  55. Very yummy. Husband loved this. Pregnant belly very happy. Kids glad I had made sourdough biscuits tonight. Trying to convince them that they will like curry because daddy likes curry. No such luck yet.

  56. Jennifer T. says:

    Quick question…do you drain the fat from the beef after it’s been browned?

    • Jennifer, I always drained beef fat when I was in the “low fat is better” mind set, but if you use high quality beef (especially pastured) I certainly would not. That being said, the recipe does not call for draining. I have never done it. Hope that helps!

  57. I just love it. I am from Pakistan and this is one of my favorite recipes. It reminds me of my childhood and mom’s cooking.
    Thanks for sharing

  58. Just made this for the first time and it was delicious!! I added more of the spices as well as some red pepper. My husband and I loved it and our two-year old twins did too; they cleaned out their bowls! Thanks so much for the recipe–it will become a regular recipe for us:)

  59. How many people will this portion size feed?

    • In general, I plan for about 3 oz meat per person, so I’m thinking about 5 servings. But of course that depends on how many seconds people take :-). And how possessive you are about saving for having leftovers…..

  60. my husband cooks alot with green and red curry, but not with sweet curry. What is sweet curry? Is it the yellow curry?

    • Liz, it’s just curry that isn’t hot. If you add more turmeric it will be more sweet. The version I used to buy was quite yellow. The one I make isn’t as much but I will perhaps change it a bit soon. Hope that helps!

  61. I made this last night, and it was absolutely delicious! I took your recommendation to paleo-ify the dish with cauliflower instead of potatoes and green beans instead of peas. It was fantastic and made the whole house smell like curry. Would you mind if I posted the adapted recipe on my blog (giving you and More with Less credit, of course)? I try to post healthy, frugal, and easy recipes, and this recipe certainly fits the bill!

  62. YUM! I love keema (that’s the spelling I’ve always seen, in case your readers look for other variations).

    I’m with you, this is my go-to recipe for new moms and sicks friends. It’s pretty much guaranteed that no one else will make it, but I get asked for the recipe so much, that now I just include it on a card when I bring it over.

    I just made it tonight, and you are so right about the potatoes. In addition to dicing them up, I usually add them as soon as the beef is brown so they can fry up a little longer, while I prep everything else.

    We like to serve ours over saffron rice..or brown rice…or whole wheat couscous. It’s all delicious.

    One short cut I’ve used is to add the frozen pea/carrot/bean/corn mix. I’m not a big fan of peas, so I like the other veggie options. I’m definitely going to try to sub the cauliflower.

    My recipe doesn’t call for any oil, but I just picked up some coconut oil, so I look forward to trying that as well.

    • Adrienne says:

      Hello Jen. I love your ideas and the potato tip. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you around again!

  63. I made this recipe and it is DELICIOUS! Thank-you for suggesting it to me.

  64. lynaeve says:

    I wonder if this would be good without onions and tomatoes? my husband gags at onions and hates tomatoes almost as much.

    • Hmmm…I think you could do it. My friend made it w/ 1/2 the meat, and frozen corn, beans and carrots since she can’t have tomatoes. She said that the flavor was still good. Can he have minced onions? If it’s a texture thing, try that. Otherwise maybe onion powder for flavor? Hope you enjoy it!

      • lynaeve says:

        Thanks for the quick reply. No onion whatsoever lol. It makes cooking a fun challenge. I’m always looking for recipes he will like.

        • I assume you’ve tried garlic as a sub…or shallots or have you heard of asafoetida? It’s an Indian spice that supposedly is like onion. Hope to see you around again!

  65. lynaeve says:

    I have never heard of asafoetida, but thank you for the sugguestion, I’ll look into that. Garlic he likes. I use it alot, but I never thought about using it as a sub. I’ll have to do that more often.

  66. I made this last night and it was wonderful! I had never tried curry before so I was bit nervous but we all loved it, even the kids! Thank you so much :)

  67. We made & loved this recipe at our house… about to make it again this week! My husband doesn’t usually like spicy, but he loved this as it’s mild enough. Thanks for sharing!

  68. This looks so delicious. I’m going to try substituting it with tempeh and possibly beans. How many servings does this recipe make? I will be feeding approximately 12 people. Thanks!

  69. Thank You! I cannot wait to try this. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  70. Thanks so much for this! We love it, the kids love it, and I haven’t screwed it up yet. It’s in our regular rotation now. (Actually, I’m eating it as I type. YUM).

  71. If I use canned tomatoes, do I drain them first? Also, is there a substite I can use instead of tomatoes? My husband doesn’t love tomatoes and will pick them out if they get added to things.

    • No draining is necessary. I love tomatoes and feel they really add to this dish, but my friend’s son is allergic and she just uses another veggie to make up for the bulk and you will need to add a liquid for the missing tomato liquid :-). Enjoy!

  72. I’m wondering if this freezes/reheats well…?
    PS the “confirm I am human” cracked me up. My 3 year old told me the other day that there were no humans in the room at our Bible study we went to..haha!

    • Hi Lisa. I have never tried freezing it. I have read in some places that potato dishes don’t freeze well, but in others that they do. Today I did some more checking and it looks like it will work just fine – so go ahead! I hope you’ll come back and share how it works out.
      Why did your 3 yo think there were no humans there :-)?

      I know, that comment thing is pretty typical these days :).

    • I was just wondering if it freezes well. Please let us know! :)

      • I haven’t tried – it never makes it to the freezer. I’ve read varying things about freezing potatoes but another reader was going to try. If you do please let us know :).

  73. Candace Prosser says:

    Made my all time favorite comfort soup last yesterday in the crockpot. I cannot wait to bring the leftovers to lunch.

    Homemade turkey broth, 1.5 cup lentils, 4 handfuls of pearled barley, one butternut squash peeled and cubed, 2 tbs madras curry powder, 1 tsp tumeric, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 2 bay leaves, one de-seeded jalapeno sliced in rings

    Turn on low toss in the crockpot.

    When it is all tender and cooked, stir in 1/2 cup of heavy cream if you want it creamy, de-vein and chop up a small bunch of kale to bite sized piece- toss on top and stir in, salt and pepper to taste. cook for 15 more minutes and serve with buttered toasted french bread

  74. I’ve just made it for lunch today and it turned out so delicious. This is certainly a keeper! Thank you for sharing.

  75. This is incredible! The spice blend is spot on. We had this for Christmas dinner and just loved it. I love the combination of beef and curry so much, so this is definitely something I will make regularly. Thanks Adrienne!

  76. This look wonderful. I am about to finish my time at culinary school and really have grown to love Indian food especially curry. I am going to make this tonight -with the naan and really looking forward to it!! Thanks for sharing.

    • :). Hope you like it!

    • Let’s hope if you learned to cook curry or any East Indian food you review the ingredient list carefully and know how to make adjustments. Tip triple the spices and use hot curry or even curry paste. This recipe is for those who thinks they like eat international cuisine . If I showed this to my Pakistani friends fresh off the boat they would be laughing. Truth is this is a recipe designed to feed a family with kids and if kids don’t eat it then parents get upset and parents eat the left overs and resort to making a grill cheese sandwich for the kids. It is called economics not cooking.

      (Susan…this is from Adrienne @ Whole New Mom. This person’s comment is insulting and I am so sorry. I am just posting it and rebuking her. This kind of thing is not welcome. I hope the dish turned out well for you. And I hope the same for your school as well.)

      • Marie–again, this kind of insulting comment is not welcome. This is not what this recipe is for and if one chooses grass fed beef and organic potatoes and tomatoes and high quality spices it isn’t the cheapest either. I love more spices in my food and we have Chat Masala on our table all the time and use condiments liberally. Of course, when times have been very tough in our family we watch our expenses very closely and there is nothing wrong with that.

        I have served this to all kinds of people–kids and adults and adults who have no children. Our most recent guests who had it were a professional ice hockey player and his wife and they loved it. Sorry you don’t feel the same way.

  77. This was awesome easy yummy definitely will do it again thank you!

  78. WOW! Thank you so much for this. I made it for dinner today and both my daughters (15mths and 3.5yrs) inhaled it. I will be making this often for sure!

  79. I have made this recipe at least once a week for the last 3 weeks and the whole family scarfs it down quickly. Love the international flavor and how easy this is to make! We use the cauliflower and green beans variation and enjoy the variety of veggies. Thank you!

  80. Laura Kristan says:

    I am finally getting around to commenting on your beautiful blog! Well done! I plan to make this dish and your 5 ingr. dressing and the Indian spice. My family loves sweet curry and puts it on everything including popcorn. Thanks for posting so many healthy options!

    • Laura, hello! What a wonderful surprise!! I so hope you love it all. But I will say that the Kima begs for the Moroccan Vinaigrette w/ the Moroccan carrots. Curry on popcorn! Yum!

      Maybe we can see you soon – I so hope!

  81. Im not sure what the original tastes like, but it sounds delicious!! My son cant eat tomatoes so i used chicken broth for moisture. It tasted so good!!

  82. Well I followed your recipe exactly as written above, however I have found that if the provider or the recipes is American the flavour is not going to be very strong. And it will need adjustments especially salt. I followed it along and it was flat tasting to dry and really a disappointment. I know the premise of the recipe is to be frugal and be generous of spirit when cooking. I did some research and reviewed the original recipe and the actual cook more-with-less and saw that the author is from a Mennonite background. We have many colonies here in Canada and they cook bland food. There idea of cooking and traditional Indian food or East Indian Food just doesn’t apply to this culture. I will agree though that kids will eat it, Anything that taste like cardboard and has no serious texture issues kids eat. Adults who know good food and I mean really authentic food would not be enjoying this. Where is Ramsey

    • Marie. I ask that you leave a more charitable comment in the future. Perhaps something was wrong in the preparation that you did wrong. I have had nothing but constant compliments on this dish and requests for the recipe and seconds. Sorry that it did not work out for you. I took liberties to delete your false URL that you left which I found to be quite insulting. I hope you come back again and that we can have a more amicable conversation. Thank you .

  83. Just made this again, we lover it. I think it needs to be in the rotation more often!

  84. Jennifer says:

    I stumbled upon your blog when looking for a new recipe for ground beef. So happy I did! I loved it and so did my family! We are not big pea eaters so I substituted them with green beans which is about the only vegetable my youngest son eats willingly. No one was around when I was cooking so they spent almost all dinner guessing what the sweet ingredient was. I finally had to tell them I make French Toast with it so they would get it. I think that made them like it even more. Thank you for the break from meatloaf, spaghetti, and tacos :)

  85. Lindsey Mian says:

    Extremely disappointed…My husband is Pakistani, and I’ve been cooking his country food for about five years..And like the comment above this is more of a bland American version..I added about 4 tablespoons of red chilli give it a kick..and PLEASE taste the coconut oil before you use it, it’s extremely strong…I think in this case half a teaspoon to a tablespoon would have been enough (Although, I’ll just stick to my corn oil from now on)…In the end I added a little bit more salt and some more curry powder..I knew just looking at the recipe it wasn’t going to be enough…If you’re into a extremely mild version of keema curry then maybe you should try this..but I wouldn’t go so far to say it’s authentic..My husband said it was “okay” which means if I ever asked him if he wanted it again in the future, he’d say no..As far as my kids, luckily they have great taste buds, and they didn’t care for it either and reluctantly ate it because I told them they weren’t getting anything else outta me for the night ..

    • Hi and sorry for the delay in getting back to you – trying to go thru old comments and ones like yours that are harder to respond to. I don’t know if your email is accurate but I suspect not since it’s a very odd name. In any case, if you use expeller pressed coconut oil then it doesn’t have coconut taste so that works well. I refuse to cook w/ corn oil since it is GMO but that is up to you of course. I am sorry you were disappointed but so many love this. I guess you could double or triple the spices if you like things w/ more punch – thanks!

  86. Daniela says:

    I was looking for a ground beef recipes when I found this one. My whole family loves it and I also like that it is quick and easy. We even double the spices listed from pepper to turmeric.

  87. I made this dish several weeks ago and am making it again tomorrow. It is absolutely delicious and I followed the recipe exactly. I also made the Moroccan vinaigrette which I agree is a must with this dish. My husband and I loved it, ate on for several meals. thank you for sharing it!

  88. Absolutely great! I made it with a combo of white potatoes and sweet potatoes, fresh tomatoes, and fresh green beans instead of peas. It was so good and such a great way to use up some amazing garden produce. Love me some curry!

  89. I made this last night. Great dish! It’s a keeper thanks for sharing it :)

  90. This was delish, just as promised;) Husband, teenagers & toddlers all liked and had seconds! I did sub the potatoes with sweet potatoes and I added them when the ground beef was about half done cooking and then I did not need to simmer for as long. I used fresh tomatoes because we are swimming in them from the garden. Also its worth the few extra moments to make the chat masala to sprinkle on top, it added more yummy layers of flavor.

  91. I prepared this last night for dinner, and my family loved it. They actually wanted leftovers tonight! :) I paired it last night with beets and tonight with a salad. Here’s the recipe for the beets if youre interested:

  92. I just love your blog and this recipe is one of my family favorites. I just started a blog of my own and posted a link to this recipe on my facebook page. Love it!

  93. looking for the perfect curry recipe for my husbands first time. He is such a picky eater! I’ve been trying to find one for days and this looks like what I’m looking for. Aside from elitist comments, everyone seems to love it, and I’m genuinely excited to have my kitchen fragrantly boast of delicious curry.

    Thanks for posting!

  94. Very good, but way too much salt! I recommend using half or less of the amount listed. We will be making this again (with less salt of course)!

  95. Had to share that I made this for a group of homeschool kids to go with my presentation on Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, and it was a big HIT! The perfect addition to our lesson! Thanks!

  96. Hi Adrienne! Gordon is a 30 yr vegetarian. I’m not, but typically only eat meat when we go out. What kind of beans would best be used in this? We LOVE curry anything here, hoping to try this tonight!

  97. This recipe was just awesome! I can see making it often!! Loved it! Thanks!

  98. This was delicious! I missed the serving suggestions and served it with cornbread. Next time I would like to try the rice and carrots. Thank you!

  99. Gail Brager says:

    How many servings does your Pakistani Kima make?

    • Depends how much you eat. We typically can easily feed 4 and have leftovers and some of us eat a lot!

      • Hi ,my name is Aisha.I am from Pakistan.I saw your post and very happy to see yr post,We call it qeema matar aloo,Just wanted to add you need to add more onion and also put 1tbs chopped ginger .

        • How much more onion would you think. I supposed you noticed several folks have commented that it isn’t authentic–not spicy enough. Would you change that as well?

  100. I can’t wait to try this – it sounds gorgeous , & I’ll replace the mince with lentils or chick peas . I may try it with a tad less tomatoes & add some coconut milk which always make curries even more divine …it softens the taste , gives a creaminess , without taking away or drowning the wonderful curry taste . I have always loved curries as most Brits do ! :) Tell us what you think of your recipe with a half , or a whole can of coconut milk added , if you ever try it . I haven’t worked out , looking at your proportions , whether a whole can would be far too much . Of course , it has to be cooked longer to reduce the added liquid …thanks again for another great post .

  101. Hi! Does this require any stock or additional cooking liquid or are the tomatoes enough? Thanks!

  102. Hello! I want to make the vegetarian version of this recipe. What beans would you recommend? Also, I like spicy, so what is the best way to modify your curry powder recipe to be more spicy?


  103. Renee Boronka says:

    I have now made this three times and every time, I like it more. My husband and son love it to. I know this will now become a favorite in our household and it is so easy to make. I used cauliflower instead of potatoes and added diced zucchini instead of peas. Thanks for a great recipe.

  104. I love this for its flavour and simplicity… make it all the time, as did my mum before me! ;)

  105. I made this last week for the first time, it was delicious. I added small diced carrots to the recipe and I used a (middle eastern curry recipe that I like for the curry) and served it over rice. I ate it like 4 times that week for leftovers…LOL

  106. Tried this yesterday, and today I’m making anotger, bigger batch!! This is absolutely delicious, we loved it and so did the little ones, worth mentioning that we’re not curry lovers either. This dish ticks all the boxes, well done and thanks for sharing!

  107. this was a great start and maybe a kid friendly recipe. however, i had to add so much more to give it flavour. i started off with doubling the spices listed above except for the salt, and then i had to add 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of corriander, 1 tsp of cumin, added 4 more cloves of garlic and a can of tomato paste. i also added 2 tsps of coconut sugar cause i felt like it was missing some sweetness.

  108. This recipe was amazing! Thank you – sharing with all my fb friends!

  109. Hi! Has anyone tried using butternut squash as a sub for the potatoes? I have one sitting on the counter that I need to use up :)

  110. I’ve been making your recipe for years and it’s always a big hit! For the vegetarian days I use cooked red lentils.