Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Half-Assed Keema, White girl style and working with left overs

Disclaimer - my lyfestyle change is evolving, still relatively new and although I try. I do fall off the wagon occasionally. Thankfully this isn't one of those times. But since I over did it on Veggies and Hummus at our work social and didn't have energy on Sunday or time on Monday to run to the grocery store - I did what I could with what we had in the fridge... and judging by the last picture, I think my boyfriend liked it!

My boyfriend's mom is a saint. She cooks every meal, everyday, from scratch - and boy has she given her son some high expectations, which I am happy to exceed. This meal however, is probably her worst night mare, good thing shes not blog savvy. OK I'll shut up now!

Here is what the recipe called for:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup beef broth

And here is what we used:
I had two patties of bison (about 4oz each) and 8oz of crumbled tofu
half an onion
2 table spoons (left over) tikka masala
1 tsp salt
4tbs ketchup, 1tsp Sriracha
3/4 c water with 1tbs chicken bullion

 First I added 1 tbs EVOO to the pan, and the tofu - pan fry about 6 min until a little toasty
 Meanwhile I made my tomato "paste" with ketchup and Sriracha 
 Then added onion and garlic... cooked till onions were just about clear
 Then added the chicken bullion to 3/4c water...
 Chopped up my bison patties
 Added it to the mixture...
 Finally, I added my "paste" and "chicken broth", let that simmer for 10-15minutes until the liquids have evaporated.
(I'll save this for him.)
 I served it with our left over Saag, Naan and Mango Chutney...
 I think he liked it.
Now, this meal was a surprise, and as thankful as he was, he definitely felt the need to inform me that, although delicious - it tasted nothing like Keema.


  1. This looks pretty yummy... Nice job being resourceful, girl!

  2. I like tofu, and this dish looks great!

  3. This looks delicious! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo