Instant Pot Indian Chicken Keema | How to Cook Ground Chicken(Keema) in the Instant Pot

Hello Foodies,
           Indian style ground chicken curry, known as chicken keema, is a weekend brunch staple at most of the Indian houses. It serves hot out of the pan over slices of roasted masala butter pav or dinner rolls. This chicken keema got the flavor from garam masala, spiciness from green chilies and red chili powder. And as far as what to serve over toast on the weekend goes, it just can't be beaten. 

Ground chicken is relatively quick in cooking than other forms. Some of its best-known uses are in burgers, patties meatloaf and stuffing of samosas too. If you think of this keema curry as having peas and potatoes, that is indeed another common variation, keema-peas or keema-potatoes. So you can cook and serve this chicken keema with cooked rice or chapati(roti) at your next lunch or dinner table, and you'll be delighted to see your family wanting more. 
            Ground meat allows spices(Garam Masala) to penetrate in, resulting in an incredibly flavorful dish. Once you have added all masala and ground meat, you just need 4 minutes to cook. This plenty of flavor, easy to prepare a yummy meal for any night of the week. 

What is Keema?
            Ground or minced meat(chicken, mutton, lamb, beef, turkey meat) is known as Keema or Qeema. It is finely chopped meat by a grinder or a chopping knife.

How it's prepared?
              I have prepared it with ground chicken, which works really well. It's an easy dish to make and easy to spice up and down to taste. All you have to do is just soften the onion, tomatoes, green pepper, and then add in the spices and ground chicken. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes and after a quick cook, it's ready to serve. Even you make a batch and then have some with roti, naan rice, or with other Indian dishes. So it's an easy way to prepare and a bit more interesting without too much work. 

How can we use this ground meat to prepare different dishes?
  • Prepare meatballs: which can be fried, baked or steamed
  • Can prepare Kebabs: can be cooked on a skewer or can be baked 
  • Burgers: can prepare Patties for burgers
  • Can prepare cutlets for yummy snacks
  • Can be added to flour to prepare meatloaves and baked.
  • Can be used as a stuffing for meat pies
  • Sandwiches: can be cooked with spices and serve on a bun to make sandwiches
  • Can be used as a stuffing for samosas or parathas.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes; Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.
Each Serving of Chicken Keema Contains 260 Calories.

Video Recipe:

  • Chicken Keema/Ground Chicken 250g
  • Onion 2 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato 3 small, finely chopped
  • Green paper 1 Cup, finely chopped
  • Butter 2 Tbsp
  • Veg. Oil 1 Tsp
  • Green Chillies 3 Strips, finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 Tsp
  • Bay leaf 1
  • Cinnamon 1 inch
  • Red chili powder 1 Tbsp
  • Turmeric 1 Tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 Tsp
  • Cumin Powder 1 Tsp
  • Garam Masala 1 Tsp
  • Salt 1 Tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 Tbsp
  • Water ¼ Cup

To Prepare Chicken Keema in the Instant Pot:
  • Turn on the instant pot saute mode and heat butter.
  • Splutter cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks.
  • Add onion and saute and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add green pepper, green chilies, ginger garlic paste and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook for a minute.
  • Now add red chili powder, turmeric, coriander-cumin powder, and salt and mix well.
  • Add ground chicken/keema and mix well and add water ½ Cup.
  • Close the lid and place the vent on the sealing position and cook on manual mode(Hi) for 3 minutes.
  • NPR for 5 minutes and then release the remaining pressure manually.
  • Open the lid and turn on saute mode and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Here, spicy, tasty chicken keema is ready to serve, serve this chicken keema with masala pav. Enjoy!!!

To Prepare Butter-Masala Pav:
  • Heat ½ Tsp butter in a pan, add some red chili powder and coriander leaves and stir.
  • Roast/Toast pav/ dinner slices and they are ready to serve.

To Serve Chicken Keema Pav:
  • Serve Chicken Keema with masala pav(dinner rolls).
  • Take pav slice to fill with chicken keema, then add finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and enjoy the tasty treat. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 260 calories, along with 13.28 g carbohydrates, 2.25 g dietary fiber, 5.9 g fats, and 21.8 g protein.

Health Benefits of Chicken Keema:
  • Chicken Keema is one of the low carb and high protein dish.
  • Weight loss: Diets with high levels of protein have been known to be effective in reducing weight and chicken has been one of the main contenders in weight loss, since it provides high protein content. 
  • Heart Health: Homocysteine is an amino acid that can cause cardiovascular disease if levels are high in the body, eating chicken breast suppresses and controls homocysteine levels.
  • Bone and Teeth Health: chicken is also rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.
Good Time To Eat:
            It's good to eat Chicken Keema for lunch, brunch, or for dinner.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi.
    Ratio of water to keema is very important.
    I ended up putting in a bit more water so it was uncooked event after 20 minutes of high pressure cooking.


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