Pakistani Kima (Hamburger Curry)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A really easy one skillet meal made with ingredients I can find in my Wisconsin kitchen. Full of flavor and not too spicy; my kids love this. From Mennonite cookbook More-With-Less.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and garlic in butter till soft.
  2. Add meat and brown well.
  3. Stir in curry powder and seasonings, and remaining vegetables.
  4. Cover and simmer 25 minutes, stirring several times and adding more water if needed.
  5. Serve with rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

What a great dish! As if it isn't already a quick fix, I have found a few substitutions can speed up the prep even more. For the potatoes, I usually grab a couple of handfuls of shredded hashbrowns from the freezer. I also like to use diced tomatoes and frozen green beans. My family seems to like it on rice, but tastes great without, too. Likewise, I think the salt could be reduced a little bit without compromising any flavor. Overall, a winner...thank you!

tried this keema recipe yesterday and i like it much more! my guests were asking me to serve it next time again to them and i was pleased. i also served burfi to them and it is one of best sweets for me and tastes awesome.

Very good once I added a couple of chopped green chilies and increased the spices to at least a teaspoonful each. I also added garam masala. I used green peas instead of beans, partly because that's what I had on hand and partly because peas are more authentic. Serve with paratha and yoghurt, yummy!