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Kheema Pav - Instant Pot
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!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon garlic grated
- 1 tablespoon ginger grated
- 1 large yellow onion diced
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 2 to 3 teaspoons Kashmiri red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ground coriander 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
Turn Instant Pot to sauté(more) mode and heat oil. Add cumin seeds and toast them for 30 seconds. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add ginger and garlic, mix well.
Add onion and sauté for a minute. Cook covered for 2 minutes with a glass lid on.
Add tomatoes, red chili powder, garam masala, salt and ground coriander . Mix well.
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).
Close Instant Pot with the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on Manual/Pressure Cook (Hi) for 4 mins followed by Natural Pressure Release.
Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with potato rolls or burger buns lightly toasted with some ghee on a griddle.
- Add 1/2 cup of green peas to the curry just before pressure cooking.
- Add a peeled and diced potato and sauté it with the onions. This will give more thickness to the curry.
- Add 1-2 spicy green chilies or one diced jalapeño for spicier kheema.
- Substitute ground chicken with ground lamb, turkey or beef and follow the same recipe.
- Serve as a chili topped with diced red onions, jalapeños, corn, cilantro and a squeeze of lime for a gluten-free option.
- When buying the rolls or buns to be served with Kheema, check the Sugar contents on the pack. As long as sugar is 2% or less the bread does not taste overly sweet and works well with Indian curries.
Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.9mg