Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What's for Supper? Pakistani Beef Curry and Blueberry Crisp

Tonight's dinner:

Pakistani Kima from The More with Less Cookbook, adapted to use cauliflower and other ingredients we had in the fridge
Brown rice
Homemade tortilla chips (flour tortillas cut in triangles and crisped in the oven) (taking the place of chapatis or pappadums)
Yogurt, cottage cheese, applesauce
Blueberry crisp (incorporating the end of a box of bran flakes into the topping); yogurt or milk

Pakistani Kima (our adaptation)

1/2 chopped onion
1 or 2 cloves garlic
1 lb. ground beef
1 tbsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. salt (much less than the recipe calls for)
dash pepper
dash each cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric
1 good cupful diced canned tomatoes
1 small head cauliflower, cut up (instead of potato)
1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped
(The recipe calls for frozen peas, but we didn't have any)

Either saute the onion and garlic in some oil and then add the beef; or brown the meat until it is almost done (what we did) and then add the onion, garlic, and spices.  Either way, get everything in the pan up through the spices.  Then add in the tomatoes and whatever other vegetables you like.  Cover and simmer 25 minutes, checking to see if it needs more liquid.  Serve with rice.


amy in peru said...

LOVE this cookbook. it goes EVERYwhere with me as it's so basic!!!

amy in peru

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

One of my favorite cookbooks!

My son took me to one of our favorite Mediterranean restaurants on campus a few nights ago.

His father (that being my hubby) and his girlfriend do not like Mediterranean or Indian food. So once in awhile he takes Mom out to either this restaurant or our favorite Indian place.

I must look up this recipe and make it for him soon. Of course, I'll have to also make some kind of Midwestern American dish for his father. ;)

Mama Squirrel said...

Brenda, I am about the only person in the family who likes olives, artichoke hearts, and things like that. So my idea of a great restaurant meal (besides Chinese food) is Mediterranean-style pasta or pizza, because that's not something I make at home.