Keema/Kheema is a flavorful dish prepared with minced mutton which is sauteed in onions and seasoned with aromatic spices. I have improvised this recipe and switched it with Chicken- making it Chicken Keema Recipe. Both chicken and mutton are a great source of protein but my decision to make the switch was because of the calorie content. Chicken is lower in calories as compared to mutton. Secret to a great keema is the way it is cooked. It requires a lot of sauteing. If the masala is well sauteed, keema will taste good. Also try our Chicken keema kofta curry and Keema Samosa recipe.
How to tell if chicken is thoroughly cooked – look at the pictures and see how pink the minced meat is. Once it is well sauteed there should be no pink color at all in the cooked meat – the color of the meat should be either brown or deep red depending on how much the chicken is sauteed. Also chicken cooks faster than mutton, so if making the same recipe using mutton then the cook time will vary. Because of my kids I skipped adding peas to my recipe but you can certainly add peas to bring in that extra flavor.
Adding cream will keep keema soft. As per one’s choice you can leave the keema moist by leaving some liquid. No tomato puree on hand, substitute tomato puree with chopped tomatoes.
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD ADJUST YOUR SERVING SIZE BELOW – CLICK ON 4 TO REDUCE OR INCREASE YOUR SERVING SIZE.
This recipe is REVISITED means that it was photographed again for better picture quality. Below you may find keema cooked in two different pans- method is the same just better photography
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