How to make Dahi Ka Kheema -

Kheema cooked in yogurt.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Simply Indian.

Main Ingredients : Mutton mince, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Dahi Ka Kheema

Dahi Ka Kheema Recipe Card


Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dahi Ka Kheema Recipe

  • Mutton mince 700 grams

  • Yogurt whisked 1 1/3 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 3

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cloves 5

  • Cinnamon 1 inch piece

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Mace 1 blade

  • Onion finely chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Green chillies seeded deep fried 10 segment sheet


Step 1

Heat the oil in a kadai; add the green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and mace. Sauté over medium heat till fragrant. Add the onions and sauté till brown. Add the ginger paste and garlic paste mixed with a quarter cup of water, and sauté for half a minute.

Step 2

Add the chilli powder and salt and sauté for two minutes. Add the keema and sauté till dry. Add the yogurt, bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the keema is cooked.

Step 3

Add half the coriander leaves and deep-fried green chillies. Stir well and transfer to a serving bowl.

Step 4

Garnish with the remaining coriander leaves and deep-fried green chillies. Serve hot with roti.

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