Monday, March 28, 2011

Minced Chicken (Kheema) with veggies

After I finished my 12th standard, my sister and I started living in a working woman's hostel while I was perusing my graduation and my sister her post graduation. Like most other hostels, never was a day when tasty food is served. So when ever we used to visit my parents, my mom used to pack kheema with roti/pooris. They used to stay good for at least 24 hours and we used to devour them after reaching the hostel. This is the recipe picked up from her from those times. The below measurements would serve 4.

Chicken/mutton kheema: 1 lb (or 1/2 kg)
Frozen veggies: 1 cup (mine had beans, carrot, peas and corn)
Potato: 1 large, pealed and chopped
Onion: 1 medium chopped
Ginger & garlic paste: 1 tbsp
Salt: According to taste
Oil: 4 tsp
Red chili powder: 1 tbsp
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon stick: 1 inch piece
Cloves: 4
Coriander leaves: handful, coarsely chopped

  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and add cinnamon stick and cloves. Then add the onions.
  • While the  onions are frying, heat 2 tsp of oil in another pan and fry the chopped potatoes.
  • When the potatoes are cooked, add the frozen veggies and fry some more. Make sure that there is no water left in the veggies. switch off the stove and keep these fried veggies aside.
  • Once the onion's are fried properly, add salt and red chili powder. Stir and add the ginger garlic paste. 
  • Once the ginger garlic paste is cooked, add the chicken/mutton kheem. Fry until it is completely cooked. Stir once in a while. 
  • Once the kheema is cooked, add the garam masala, coriander powder and cumin powder. Stir and check if all the spices are according to your liking. 
  • Now add the fried veggies along with coriander leaves, stir once and switch off the stove.
I have served this with plain rice and sambar for dinner and for the next days lunch, I used the left overs to make some pita-wrap with kheema, some hummus, pickles, tomatoes and lettuce. It made a great lunch with some simple salad.

Below is a small 2 tier Diaper cake I made for a good friend of mine for her Baby Shower. The theme was green and I had a bit of trouble location diapers with green design.


  1. kheema looks yummy. i also tried kheema with peas and that was nice.

  2. A very tempting dish..nice presentation..yummy kheema

  3. Keema with veggies look to be amazingly delicious and inviting.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Looks yummy and inviting,lovely presentation..
    loved the diaper cake dear,you are very creative..diaper cake making and baby shower is real fun..

  5. delicious curry spicy flavourful
    lovely diaper cake

  6. Kheema with veggies is very inviting and delicious !! Loved the diaper cake !!

  7. Looks very tempting and yummy :)

  8. Delicious n mouthwatering....looks really yum...flavorful ..

  9. Slurp,mouthwatering here..very addictive chicken kheema..

  10. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

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  12. perfect entry for a perfect dinner..yumm!!

  13. hi madhu, first time here and must say u've awesome collection of recipes.. minced chicken with veggies looks delicious!! love to follow u..