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Pakistani Kima

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  1. 3 tablespoons - butter or margarine
  2. 1 cups - chopped onion
  3. 1 cloves - minced garlic
  4. 1 pounds - ground beef (I most often use chicken ... or sometimes TVP)
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons - salt
  6. dashes - each of pepper, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric
  7. 2 cups - cooked tomatoes
  8. 2 cups - frozen peas or green beans
  9. 2 - potatoes diced
  10. - cooked rice for serving with


Saute in a skillet the butter, onion and garlic.

Add ground beef or chicken; brown well.

Stir in salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, peas or beans and potatoes.

Cover and simmer 25 minutes.

Serve with rice. Garnish with coconut, if desired.

Note: To replace 1 pound of ground meat, use 1/3 pound of TVP and 1-1/3 cups of boiling water or broth. Place dry TVP in a bowl and pour boiling water or broth over the granules. Stir and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Use as directed in recipe.


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