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Chicken Kheema

kheema

Don’t know why I took so long to post this recipe. I have been always a huge fan of kheema. It all started during my college days in Belgaum. My pacchi (mom’s sister) makes a killer mutton kheema. I absolutely loved it. Although I do not prefer eating mutton, that must be the only dish I truly loved.

When I moved to Bangalore, I started making this regularly with ground chicken. Then we moved to US and I forgot everything about it. I think that was because V is not a big fan of kheema. But then one day, about a year ago, I remembered it and started searching for ground chicken here. I couldn’t find it anywhere. Then one day, one of my colleagues pointed me to it. Immediately I tried this recipe. It came out so well.

Ingredients:
1 lb ground(minced) chicken (or mutton)
1 tea spn ginger paste
1 tea spn garlic paste
3-4 green chillies
3-4 strands coriander leaves
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup potatoes cut into thin pieces
1 tea spn chilli powder
A pinch turmeric powder
1/2 cup tomatoes
3 cloves
2" cinnamon
1 tea spn shah jeera
2 cardamoms
Oil
Salt

Method:
Make a paste of ginger, garlic, green chillies and coriander leaves. Apply this paste to ground(minced) meat and leave it aside for about 30mins.
Heat oil and fry onion. Add potatoes, turmeric, chilli powder, tomatoes. Let it cook for few minutes. Now add the chicken, salt and let it cook.
Make a powder of cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, shah jeera. Add the powder to chicken. Cook for a min and take off heat.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins

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{ 21 comments… add one }

  • Fathima January 26, 2012, 8:54 am

    Looks great. Did you make the chicken keema at home or you bought it?

    • Shilpa January 26, 2012, 9:39 am

      Store bought

  • sruthy January 26, 2012, 1:33 pm

    good try!….looks easy and tasty……..

  • Bindu January 27, 2012, 3:02 am

    seems like an easy and delicious recipe…… will definitely try it. what i really appreciate about your cooking is that you use very minimal oil… so your recipes are healthy yet tasty….

  • Puspha January 27, 2012, 5:43 am

    yummy!!

  • Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe January 27, 2012, 11:34 am

    A chill ran up my spine when I saw the title of this post as I was scrolling through my recent “Latest Headlines” e-mails from FoodBlogs, so I had to open it and got a good laugh.

    I’m half Armenian, and for us, Kheema is a raw dish, like Steak Tartare. I couldn’t imagine anyone eating raw chicken!! LOL

  • sukanya ramkumar January 27, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Very flavorful recipe. So mouthwatering/ YUM!

  • Amrita January 28, 2012, 1:24 am

    Oh! Now you’re making me feel nostalgic about home…mutton kheema’s an all-time favourite of mine!

  • Vasudev January 30, 2012, 10:33 pm

    Which stores do you get ground chicken in? Is it available in any grocery stores here?

    • Shilpa January 31, 2012, 8:50 pm

      I found it in Hy-Vee and Target so far

  • Vasudev January 31, 2012, 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the info! Will try this out :)

  • Chaitali February 1, 2012, 3:02 am

    Looks very yummy surely will try as soon as possible.

  • Notyet100 February 2, 2012, 11:47 am

    It’s been so long since I had this :)

  • sindhu March 19, 2012, 9:50 am

    yummy! definitely i m gonna try this out!! but are there any ways to grind the chicken? i dont find ground chicken here at coimbatore!!
    i ve tried so many chicken recipes of urs!! i m a beginner and it comes out so well, shilpa!! thanx to this website!! my brother now prefers my cooking than to my mom’s!! :D

  • sindhu March 19, 2012, 9:52 am

    yummy! definitely i m gonna try this out!! but are there any ways to grind the chicken? i dont find ground chicken here at coimbatore!!
    i ve tried so many chicken recipes of urs!! i m a beginner and it comes out so well, shilpa!! thanx to this website!! my brother now prefers my cooking than my mom’s!!

    • Shilpa March 22, 2012, 8:34 am

      Sorry, never tried grinding chicken at home. I am sure you can find some pointers by googling

    • Parminder September 22, 2012, 3:13 pm

      I always grind chicken at home. Just do it in the ixia together with the chilies and ginger

  • nita September 14, 2012, 1:04 am

    made this ,came out really well! thanks. for other comments you get ground chicken in farmers market.

  • Parminder September 22, 2012, 3:12 pm

    Hey – just to say, awesome recipe. Have used it a few times and it always comes out delicious.

  • Ashish March 1, 2013, 11:12 pm

    Can we substitute ground Turkey instead of chicken? Can the recipe be modified so that the ground turkey does not lump up?

    Thanks,
    Ashish

    • Shilpa March 2, 2013, 8:21 am

      Sorry, never cooked turkey, so don’t know

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