Monday 16 March 2009

Keema Korma?

It's our new obsession, Keema curries. After Furry's heart attack, he bought himself a Women's Weekly low fat cook book, and we've been wanting to try this Keema recipe for a while. And, as is our want, we took the basic WW recipe, ran it past our mates at Chowhound, Goggled for a few other variations and then made OUR version of it. The original recipe called for lamb stock, none of which I had on hand, and a quick search revealed that lamb stock is not readily available in shops. I was totally unaware that Keema is a style of curry. It's basically minced meat, some spices and vegetables, peas being pretty standard in a Keema. So effectively you can have a Keema Korma, a Keema Vindaloo, a Keema Karma, if you so chose! We had some excellent quality beef mince, courtesy of our local butcher, and some fresh peas from the Farmer's market, some chats from Toolangi and a hankering for something a bit diferent. Keema or Kheema is a Pakistani curry, and the "Keema" refers to the fact that the meat is minced. So, you could have a goat keema, a beef keema.. a chicken or a pork keema.
4 tblsp oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp grated, fresh ginger
2 potatoes, cut into 1 cm cubes
1/4 cup (60ml) water
750gms minced beef or lamb or pork
1/4 tsp each : ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground cardamom, ground turmeric
2 tblsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 cup shelled peas
1 tomato, chopped
Heat oil in a large saucepan. Saute onions until golden brown. Add garlic and ginger, saute for 2 minutes.
Add potatoes and water. Simmer, covered, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
Add minced meat, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, turmeric, coriander, chilli powder and cumin. Stir over heat until water has evaporated.
Add peas and cook until curry is dry, stirring constantly.
Add chopped tomato just before serving.
Garnish with fresh coriander and fried shallots and serve over rice.
(pssst... left overs make great fillings for the toasted sanga maker, the next day!)


Jazz said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Looks a damn sight better than the arse smoothies.

Anonymous said...

And even better, It's good for what makes ya fart!

Pull my finger!