Karela Chicken Kheema

Chicken keema cooked with bitter gourds and Schezwan chutney. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Karela Chicken Kheema
Main Ingredients Bitter gourd (karela), Chicken mince
Cuisine Fusion
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Karela Chicken Kheema

  • 250 grams Bitter gourd (karela) peeled, halved vertically, seeded and chopped fine
  • 350 grams Chicken mince
  • 4 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger cut into thin strips
  • 2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 4 tablespoons Schezwan chutney
  • 4-5 sprigs Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Onion chopped
  • 1 Lemon slices


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and saute till they begin to change colour.
  2. Add garlic, ginger and green chillies, mix and saute till garlic browns.
  3. Add bitter gourds and mix well. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes.
  4. When the bitter gourd is well browned, add chicken mince, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder and mix well and cook till chicken is done.
  5. Add Schezwan chutney and mix well. Add salt and mix.
  6. Chop coriander leaves and add and mix well.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with onion and a lemon slice and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1026
Carbohydrates 16.3
Protein 96.6
Fat 63.8
Other Fiber Fiber- 13.6gm