Chicken Kheema Matar

Chicken Kheema is a delicious recipe made with minced chicken and green peas. Kheema Paav is a popular street food in Mumbai. Its simple to make and tastes great with paav and even rotis. Here is the recipe :


450 grams Minced chicken (chicken kheema)                     
1 cup boiled green peas (matar)                               
2 Onions (chopped) (pyaaz)                       
2 Tomatoes (chopped)  (tamatar)           
2 Green chillies (chopped) (hari mirch)  
2 Bay leaves (tej patta) 
1 star anise (chakraphool)                           
a small Cinnamon stick (dalchini)                           
3 Cloves (lavang)                                                             
1 tbsp Red Chilly powder (laal mirch powder)                     
1 tsp Turmeric powder  (haldi) 
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste (adrak lehsun paste)  
1 tbsp Cumin-coriander powder (dhaniya jeera powder)
1 tsp Garam masala                                        
2 tbsp Chopped coriander (dhaniya)                       
3 tbsp Oil (tel)                                  
Salt as per taste (namak)

Chicken kheema Matar

Click here for the Recipe for Hyderabadi Dum ka Kheema


  • Heat oil in a pan. 
  • Add bay leaves, star anise,  cloves and  cinnamon stick.
  • Saute and add onions.
  • Let the onions cook on a slow flame till it becomes golden in colour.  
  • Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and cook.  
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns soft. 
  • Now, add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin-coriander powder and garam masala . 
  • Mix well and cook.
  • Add the minced chicken and mix well.
  • Cook covered on a slow flame for 5 to 8 minutes. 
  • Add boiled green peas and mix.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Once done, garnish with chopped coriander.   
  • Serve hot with paav or roti.