Kheema Pav
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!
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tablespoon oil
  • 1teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2teaspoon turmeric
  • 1tablespoon garlicgrated
  • 1tablespoon Gingergrated
  • 1 large yellow oniondiced
  • 2 plum tomatoesdiced
  • 2teaspoon mild red chili powderWe used Kashmiri Chili powder
  • 1teaspoon garam masala
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 2heaping tablespoon coriander powderWe lightly toasted the coriander seeds and then ground them
  • 1pound ground chicken
  • 1/2cup cilantrochopped for garnish
To serve
  • 1tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 8 potato rolls
  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.