How to make Dum Chicken Keema -

A simple keema dish is tasty on it’s own but in this recipe, it is infused with spiced smoky flavour which keeps the simplicity but adds an exciting surprise and takes the dish up a little notch. This dish will leave you for wanting for more!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken kheema (चिकन कीमा),

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Dum Chicken Keema

Dum Chicken Keema Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Dum Chicken Keema Recipe

  • Chicken kheema 450 grams

  • Almonds 8-10

  • chickpeas (chana) with skin roasted 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom 3-4

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup

  • ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • lemon juice 2 teaspoons

  • ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch + for garnish

  • Salt to taste

  • red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • chicken masala 1 teaspoon

  • mint leaves 7-8

  • Oil 2 tablespo + for drizzling

  • coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespo for garnish

  • A piece of charcoal

  • Cloves 1-2

  • green chilli strips for garnish

  • mint sprig for garnish


Step 1

In a blender jar, add almonds, roasted chickpeas, cumin seeds, caraway seeds, green cardamoms and blend to a fine powder.

Step 2

In a wide pan, add chicken mince, ¼ cup yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies and lemon juice. Add ginger, prepared powder and salt. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder and Tata Sampann Chicken Masala and mix well. Add remaining yogurt and mix well.

Step 3

Place the pan on heat and add mint leaves in the pan. Drizzle 1 tbsp oil, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Add remaining oil, mix well. Add chopped coriander and sauté for 8-10 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile, heat a charcoal piece on direct flame.

Step 6

Place a small stainless steel bowl in the centre of the keema, transfer the charcoal in it, add cloves and drizzle a little oil. Cover with a lid, switch the heat off and place a heavy object on top of the lid. Let the smoke infuse for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Take the bowl out and transfer the prepared dum chicken keema into a serving bowl.

Step 8

Garnish with ginger strips, green chilli strips, chopped coriander and mint sprig. Serve hot.

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