Kheema Pav

Kheema Pav is an Indian meat mince recipe especially from the streets of Mumbai. This Indian street food is very common menu item in any Irani restaurants across Mumbai.

Servings

5

Prep Time

20 mins

Cooking Time

40 mins

Good For

lunch / dinner

Frying Onions for Kheema Pav or any Non Vegetarian Curry

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In a non-veg dish, we don’t add a tadka but almost every Indian non-veg dish requires different spices to be fried in the oil to extract the best flavors and aroma out of it.

There can be no better dish than Kheema Pav, which is nothing but Indian style meat mince recipe to demonstrate this technique. Frying onions in oil is one of the most important steps in making delicious non-veg curries. The final taste of your dish depends on this, once you add the ingredients, the onions will cook, but the flavor of fried onions in the hot oil along with the spices will be lost.

So do not hurry on this step, I assure you its worth the wait.

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Kheema Pav is an Indian meat mince recipe especially from the streets of Mumbai. This Indian street food is very common menu item in any Irani restaurants across Mumbai.
Kheema Pav Indian Meat Mince Recipe

Ingredients

  • 500 gms kheema / I have taken chicken mince but we can use any meat which you like
  • 2 big chopped onions
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 100 gms green peas
  • 1 big potato
  • 2-3 Bay leaf
  • 1-2 Cinnamon sticks.
  • Peppercorns
  • cloves
  • 1 ½ stp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder depending on the spice
  • 2 tsp mix masala, or garam masala (any meat masala)
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Don’t want to read, Watch the Video Recipe

    Read my notes below or watch the video

    Directions

    Step 1 - marinating the kheema

  • take a bowl, and add the raw mince to it
  • add 1 tsp oil
  • add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, mix masala & mix well
  • once mixed, lets keep it aside for at least 40 mins
  • If you are not short of time, you can marinate this overnight
  • Step 2

    I will be cooking this in a deep vessel like this. But to save time you can always use a pressure pan to cook this kheema, I have made a video for that, the link should be somewhere here. Once the kheema is marinated for a sufficient time, let’s start cooking

    Step 3 - frying onions in flavoured infused oil

  • add 3 tbsp oil and let it heat on a medium gas setting
  • once it heats up, add 4-5 peppercorns
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • gently mix them in oil but make sure they don’t burn
  • as you see the colour of the spices darken, quickly add all the chopped onions
  • Step 4 - important tip

  • Now I will give you a very important tip, not only for cooking this kheema, but for any meat dish that requires frying onions
  • The final taste of your dish depends on this, once you add the ingredients, the onions will cook, but the flavor of frying the onions in the hot oil along with the spices will be lost. So even if this step takes time, let me will tell you it’s worth the wait guys.
  • Step 5 - further cooking

  • now that the onions have turned golden brown, let’s add the chopped tomatoes mix well, and let the tomatoes cook.
  • once the tomatoes are cooked and become soft then let’s add the marinated kheema.
  • add little bit of water, and mix well so that no lumps of kheema remain.
  • add the green peas, and now lets cover the pan and let it cook
  • Step 6

  • Make sure you cook it on low to medium heat, it will take a longer time to cook, but it will ensure that kheema is cooked evenly.
  • add salt to taste once the kheema is cooked
  • Occasionally just open and stir to ensure that kheema is not stuck to the pan.
  • After around 30 mins, I think our kheema is cooked, open it up give it a stir
  • Extra Tips

    make sure to add salt after the mince is cooked. Adding salt to raw red meat increases the cooking time slightly

    Commonly aksed Questions

    Can this Kheema Pav be made using Chicken mince ?

    Yes, this recipe can be universally made using any meat mince. You might have to increase or reduce the spice according to your taste and the cooking time for each mince will vary. but overall the instructions and the directions to prepare this is the same.

    Can the Kheema be cooked without a pressure cooker ?

    Yes, you can cook the mince/kheema without using a pressure cooker as shown in the video. Make sure you cover the vessle you are using after adding all the ingredients to hasten the cooking process and cook it on a medium heat.

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    Hi I am Akshay

    I am a Software Engineer by profession but a foodie at heart. I am in love with food! I enjoy the explosion of flavours on my taste buds and am always ready to try different cuisines. One of my fondest memories as a child is sitting on the kitchen counter, watching my mother cook. But as I travelled for work, I missed the tastes of home.
    And that was the birth of Simply Simple Cooking YouTube Channel & later this blog.

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