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

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!

Jug O'Mud January 23, 2010

I have been cooking this for over thirty years. But when I was living with vegetarians, we substituted garbanzo beans for the hamburger. I think it made it even better. My non-vegetarian friends love it and don't miss the meat at all. I highly recommend the More with Less cookbook. It has been my basic cookbook since we got married way back in 1974.

marbieabe October 30, 2009

Have been making this for over 20 years. I add a bit more curry and lightly toast spices before adding. I also substitute frozen peas for green beans and drained and rinsed canned garbanzo beans for potato. Stores and reheats well

Jennifer D. August 04, 2016

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