I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pakistani Kima - beef curry

The husband and I love ethnic foods.  Especially Indian.  I've never cooked Pakistani food before, so this was a first for me.  Boy was it delicious!  Full of flavor and very hearty for a cold evening, like we had here last week.  The only change I'd make is to double the curry powder.  But our curry is a bit old, so maybe it's lost flavor over the months?  Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing!


  • 2 – 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef 
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder 
  • 2 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups tomatoes (about 1 1/2 14 oz cans)
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 1/2 – 3 cups peas


1.  Melt oil or butter in a large pan.

2.  Add onion and garlic.

3.  Cook until onion softens and garlic begins to brown (watch it carefully – garlic burns easily!)

4.  Add meat and cook thoroughly.

5.  Add curry, salt and spices.  Stir well.

6.  Dice potatoes into 1/2 inch chunks.

7.  Add potatoes, tomatoes and peas to the pan.

8.  Bring to a simmering boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until potatoes are done.

original recipe found here

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