How to make Karela Chicken Kheema -

Chicken keema cooked with bitter gourds and Schezwan chutney.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Bitter gourd (karela) (करेला), Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Karela Chicken Kheema

Karela Chicken Kheema Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Karela Chicken Kheema Recipe

  • Bitter gourd (karela) peeled, halved vertically, seeded and chopped fine 250 grams

  • Chicken mince 350 grams

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 4-5

  • Ginger cut into thin strips 1 inch

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Schezwan chutney 4 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves 4-5 sprigs

  • Onion chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Lemon slices 1


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and saute till they begin to change colour.

Step 2

Add garlic, ginger and green chillies, mix and saute till garlic browns.

Step 3

Add bitter gourds and mix well. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes.

Step 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.

Step 5

Add Schezwan chutney and mix well. Add salt and mix.

Step 6

Chop coriander leaves and add and mix well.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with onion and a lemon slice and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.