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Pakistani Kima

I came across this delicious recipe on a pressure cooker site I’m a member of.  The spice blend is the the true show stopper here

The browned meat combined with the warm spices, the subtle sweetness of the potato and the slight acidity of the tomatoes make this a perfect one pot meal

I’ve made a few adjustments based on what our pantry normally has in stock

I used 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (you could use ground turkey as well), 1 cup of chopped red onion, 3 garlic cloves sliced & a tablespoon of coconut oil

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Saute the onions and garlic in the coconut oil in your pressure cooker for about 5 minutes until softened

We use the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot IP-LUX50 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5Qt/900W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior

Add in the ground beef or turkey and saute another 8 minutes until lightly browned

Be sure to drain the excess fat at this point if you’re using ground beef

Now for the stars of the show.  The spices!

You’ll need one level tablespoon of curry, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger and 2 whole bay leaves

Quick note regarding the curry – this is a very pungent spice so if it’s the first time you’re using, you may want to use a little less than the recipe calls for

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Add all spices to the meat and onion mixture and give a stir to combine

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Peel and dice one large sweet potato (about 2 cups), rinse one cup of dried lentils, and measure one cup of broth and one 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice

Place all in pot and stir

I’m using an electric pressure cooker, so at this point, I close the lid and set for 12 minutes of pressure cooking.  I let the steam release naturally and open lid after the pressure has subsided

Remove the bay leaves and discard

Add in a cup of peas and gently stir to combine.  Replace the lid and let sit for about 5 minutes until the peas are warmed through

Re-season with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary

We served over white rice with a scallion garnish

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 Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Pakistani Kima

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef or turkey

1 cup of chopped red onion

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Spices:

1 level tablespoon of curry

1 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/2 teaspoon of oregano

1/2 teaspoon of powdered ginger

2 whole bay leaves

1 large sweet potato (about 2 cups)

1 cup of dried lentils

1 cup of broth

One 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice

1 cup of peas

Scallions for garnish (optional)

Directions

Chop a medium red onion and slice 3 garlic cloves; saute the onions and garlic in coconut oil in your pressure cooker for about 5 minutes until softened

Add in the ground beef or turkey and saute another 8 minutes until lightly browned; drain the excess fat if using ground beef

Add all spices to the meat and onion mixture and give a stir to combine

Peel & dice 1 large sweet potato (about 2 cups), rinse one cup of dried lentils and measure one cup of broth and one 28 oz can of diced tomatoes with juice.  Place all in pot and stir

In an electric pressure cooker, close the lid and set for 12 minutes of pressure cooking.  Let the steam release naturally and open lid after the pressure has subsided

Remove the bay leaves and discard

Add in a cup of peas and gently stir to combine.  Replace the lid and let sit for about 5 minutes until the peas are warmed through

Re-season with kosher salt and black pepper if necessary

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4 comments on “Pakistani Kima

  1. Any veg options?

    • Sure, just omit the ground beef/turkey and replace with ground tofu. There are many great ground tofu options available at the grocery store. You can also omit the ground meat and double the amount of lentils if you’d like. Please let us know which you choose and how it comes out!

  2. Any ideas for stove top and/or oven instructions? Never knew there were electric pressure cookers! Going to Google 🙂

    • Hi, yes, this can be easily adapted for the stovetop. Follow the same steps for sauteing the onions, garlic and meat, but use a large saucepot on your stove. Once all of the ingredients are mixed in, cover & cook on medium heat for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes and lentils are cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add in peas at the very end until warmed through. Enjoy!

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