How to make Dahi Kheema -

Dry mutton mince and yogurt preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Yogurt (दही), Mutton Mince

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Dahi Kheema

Dahi Kheema Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Dahi Kheema Recipe

  • Yogurt 1 1/3 cups

  • Mutton Mince 700 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 5

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Cinnamon 3

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Mace 1 blade

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Onions finely chopped 2 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 6-7

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat the oil in a non stick pan. Add the cloves, cinnamon, green cardamoms, black cardamom, mace, bay leaves and onions and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add the green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add the garlic paste, ginger paste and quarter cup of water and mix.

Step 3

Add the kheema and mix. Add salt and sauté till the water evaporates. Add the red chilli powder and mix well. Cook till the kheema is almost cooked and dry.

Step 4

Add the yogurt and mix. Reduce heat, cover and cook till the kheema is fully done.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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