How to make Makai Murgh Keema -

Chicken keema is a wonderfully nutritious and healthy dish. Chicken is cooked with corn, onion, garlic, tomatoes and spices which give this dish a great flavour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Corn kernels (मकई के दाने), Chicken mince (चिकन कीमा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

Makai Murgh Keema

Makai Murgh Keema Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Makai Murgh Keema Recipe

  • Corn kernels boiled 1 cup

  • Chicken mince 2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Medium onions chopped 2

  • Green chillies chopped 2

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) Roasted and powdered dried 1 tablespoon

  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips to garnish


Step 1

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

Step 2

Add onions, mix and saute for 2 minutes. Add green chillies, mix and saute for 1 minute

Step 3

Add chicken mince and ½ cup yogurt, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Add cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and corn kernels and mix well.

Step 5

Add the remaining yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder and dried fenugreek leaves powder and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes or till the chicken mince is completely cooked.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with some green capsicum strips and serve hot.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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