Kheema Pav
By :Archana Mundhe
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Kheema Pav - A popular street food in India, Kheema Pav is a tantalizing curry dish made with minced chicken or lamb cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and earthy spices!
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger grated
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 teaspoon mild red chili powder We used Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoon coriander powder We lightly toasted the coriander seeds and then ground them
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped for garnish
To serve
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 8 potato rolls
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Meat
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon garlic grated
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger grated
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes diced
  • 2 teaspoon mild red chili powder We used Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 heaping tablespoon coriander powder We lightly toasted the coriander seeds and then ground them
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped for garnish
To serve
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 8 potato rolls
Votes: 11
Rating: 4.55
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Instructions
  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute(more) mode. Once the hot sign displays, add oil. Add cumin seeds and toast them for 30 seconds. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add ginger and garlic, mix well.
  2. Add onion and sauté for a minute. Cook covered for 2 minutes with a glass lid on.
  3. Add tomatoes, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and coriander powder. Mix well.
  4. Add ground chicken and breaking it with a spatula. Add 1/2 cup of water (You can add 2 tablespoons of water for a thicker curry, but I like the extra gravy to dip the bread).
  5. Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual(Hi) for 4 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with potato rolls or burger buns lightly toasted with some ghee on a griddle.
Recipe Notes

Add 1-2 spicy green chilies for a spicier keema.
Also, when I buy the rolls or buns, I check the Sugar contents on the pack. As long as they are 2% or less the Pav does not taste overly sweet and works well with Indian curries.

7 replies
  1. Jetpack
    Jetpack says:

    Delicious!

    I made it with these changes:

    * lamb, which added another flavour dimension
    * a shy tablespoon of freshly ground coriander – the two tablespoons called for seemed a strong ratio to the other ground spices at just a teaspoon each
    * teaspoon ground cumin
    * dash of cinnamon
    * two teaspoons sugar
    * 1/2 – 3/4 cup tinned stewed tomatoes as I didn’t have any fresh

    * topped with crumbled honey goat chevre

  2. Steve52
    Steve52 says:

    This recipe is really good and super easy. I used ground lamb and 1 tbl spoon of garam masala. I like more flavor. Plus i used 3 roma tomatoes. I think ill use 4 next time.

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