Fast & flavor packed, this Chicken Keema is Indian food at it’s best! No funny ingredients and just simple stove top cooking! If you love Indian food, then this is a MUST TRY!
Sharing today my all time favorite Keema recipe which I have enjoyed since I was a kid. Though I have always eaten the version with lamb involved but I wanted a healthier lean protein so chicken was the way to go! Though if lamb or beef or turkey is your meat of choice, go with it! And vegetarian friends tofu or paneer will also make a great substitute!
I have always loved eating Keema but never really knew how to make at home. It always seemed such a daunting task until I gave it a try few months back! This is one of those Indian recipes which need to no special spices, no special cooking techniques – just simple cooking at it’s best! If you are new to Indian cooking , then I would strongly suggest you to give this Chicken Keema Recipe a try.
It takes just 45 minutes start to finish and you will have a healthy flavor packed dinner on the table in no time! And nobody will believe that’s it’s not a take out – it’s that good!
It starts with simple minced meat of your choice. Everything is cooked on stove top and after 15 minutes of hands on time, all you need to do is stir it few times in between. The time in between I use it to get my rice or chapati going and that’s it! Lately I have been making it for our dinner as with our packed schedule, this feels like eating a proper meal which is ready in no time but is so comforting.
I don’t really like to make this in advance as I like to serve meat dishes fresh but this if packed tightly in airtight container in freezer will last for few days. Just make sure to warm it up thoroughly before serving.
Tomorrow we are off to see our uncle’s just born sweet little baby girl and I can’t wait to hold her in my arms! <3
Go ahead and give this a try! You will love it!
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- Minced Chicken (1 pound ) ( ~1/2 kg)
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 onion, chopped fine about 1 cup
- 2-3 green chilies, chopped fine
- 4 tomatoes, chopped fine
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 2 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp garam masala
- In a deep heavy bottom pan, heat oil. Once warm add onions and green chilies and saute until onion is softened. Add minced chicken and mix. Cook on medium low heat until chicken is cooked through. Chicken will turn white. Now add all the spices and tomatoes and stir. Cook for good 20-25 minutes or until the liquid is completely cooked. Keep stirring it in between. Once the liquid is all cooked off, your keema is ready.
- Serve it with rice or naan.
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Angie@Angie's Recipes saysJuly 12, 2016 at 3:31 AM
This would be nice to fill some pita pockets too. Love all the spices in there.
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries saysJuly 12, 2016 at 6:34 AM
This looks so flavorful, simple, and amazing! Can’t wait to try it!
Ela saysJuly 12, 2016 at 7:52 AM
Yummy the chicken keema looks so deliciously. Can’t wait to try it. I use to eat beef before and I stopped eating red meat. Now I can make it with chicken ahhhhhhh.
Jane Couric saysJuly 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM
Hi, this looks so yummy and exotic, can’t wait to try it myself, though i doubt the outcome would be anything near yours.
Monica saysJuly 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM
This looks so flavorful and delicious. I cook with ground meat often and I am inspired to try some new twists and add more spices after seeing this!
Karishma saysSeptember 20, 2016 at 3:47 PM
I found your food blog and this recipe online yesterday and gave it a go! EVERYONE IN OUR HOUSE LOVED IT! Including a little 16 month old who wanted more and more, we reduced the amount of green chilies, but the flavor was spot on! It was such a great hit that we’re making it again tonight (TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW!) except tonight we’re going to add some steamed cauliflower rice to incorporate some veggies into this yummy dish.
I love that this dish only requires 2 tsp of oil!!!!! 🙂
Thank you for this wonderful recipe, which will become a staple in our home from now on!
naivecookcooks saysSeptember 20, 2016 at 5:08 PM
Aww thank you so much Karishma for reporting back and so happy that you & your family loved it 🙂 It’s our favorite too! Hope you try other recipes too!
Jake's saysNovember 20, 2017 at 12:21 AM
Hi amishi I tried with some veggies too it came nice thanks
naivecookcooks saysDecember 4, 2017 at 10:03 AM
Glad you enjoyed it!! 🙂
Anu saysOctober 17, 2017 at 5:07 AM
The recipe is great! i tried it twice already! for me, i didnt get it as spicy as i wanted. But my husband loves it!
naivecookcooks saysNovember 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Thanks Anu 🙂 Next time you can always add more green chilies as per your liking 🙂
Alyssa saysMarch 25, 2019 at 1:31 AM
Amishi, it’s awesome! I cannot wait to try this. I bet it makes the house smell divine and tastes incredible!
Olga saysMarch 28, 2019 at 12:05 PM
Amishi, it looks perfect and tasty! Can’t wait to have this anytime of the day, love it!
Sylvia saysDecember 20, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Thank you so much for posting this simple recipe. This is the 2nd time I’ve attempted it, with successful results both times! I love that it is quite flavorful with just a few ingredients & that not too much prep time is required.
My family (& specially my toddler) loved it. I added a bit of xarrots & french beans which made it even more delicious & healthy.