Pakistani Kima Stir Fry

Pakistani Kima Stir fryBy Katie, Wellness Mama

Pakistani Kima is an Indian Beef Curry recipe with delicious flavor and aroma. The spices are very fragrant and the mixture of vegetables adds color and taste complexity. Even if you aren’t a fan of Curries or Indian dishes, you will likely like this dish as it has a milder taste. All of my kids love this recipe and will eat it by the bowlful. We even use leftovers as the filler for omelets.

This dish can be made quickly in one-pan for easy clean-up and re-heats really well. It’s also very budget friendly!

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes     Cook Time: 20-30 minutes         Serves: 6-8


  • 1 pound of ground beef, turkey, bison or other meat
  •  4 sweet potatoes
  •  1 pound of fresh or frozen green beans
  •  1 onion
  •  1 (15 ounce) can of diced tomatoes (drained)
  •  2 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)
  •  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  •  1 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper (or to taste)
  •  2 tablespoons butter, coconut oil or other healthy oil


What to do:

Melt butter in a large skillet and add diced onion. Cook three minutes or until starting to become translucent. Add ground meat and cook until well browned.

While cooking, add curry powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic powder. Peel the sweet potatoes and dice into 1/2 inch or smaller cubes.

Once meat is browned, add the diced tomatoes (drain off liquid first!), peeled and diced sweet potatoes, green beans and any additional spices if needed. Cover pan and simmer 20+ minutes or until sweet potatoes have softened. Check after ten minutes and add a couple tablespoons of water or chicken broth if needed. Serve warm and enjoy!

Katie is a happy housewife and work at home mom of four. She’s a real food crusader dedicated to cooking healthy, whole-food recipes for her family and helping other families do the same. A lover of books, kettlebell junkie, scuba diver, and coffee addict who can finally do a pull up. Stop by and say hi at her blog:


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