Chicken Keema Paratha
Chicken Keema Paratha
5 from 1 vote
Elevate your taste buds with a delicious and flavor-packed meal. This dish combines juicy chicken with aromatic spices encased in a warm, stuffed bread. Perfect for a satisfying and hearty meal that will leave you craving for more.
Chicken Keema Paratha

Have you ever tasted the deliciousness of Chicken Keema Paratha? This mouth-watering dish has a rich history that dates back centuries ago in the Indian subcontinent. Originating in the northern regions of India, this recipe has been perfected over generations to create the perfect blend of flavors.

The preparation of Chicken Keema Paratha is not for the faint of heart. It requires a skilled hand and a keen eye to achieve the perfect balance of spices, herbs, and meat.

The difficulty level of this recipe is moderate, but with a little practice and patience, anyone can master the art of making these savory stuffed parathas.

The key to a successful Chicken Keema Paratha lies in the quality of ingredients used. Freshly ground chicken, aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, and garam masala, along with finely chopped onions and green chilies, come together to create a filling that is bursting with flavor.

Combine this with a soft, flaky paratha dough, and you have a meal that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates.

Ingredients

Chicken Mince: The main protein in this dish, chicken mince adds a lot of flavor and texture to the paratha filling. It is rich in protein and adds a meaty element to the dish.

Whole Wheat Flour: This healthy alternative to refined flour adds a nutty flavor and a great source of fiber to the paratha dough. It also helps in making the parathas more nutritious.

Onion: Onions add a sweet and savory flavor to the filling. They also provide a nice crunch and texture to the paratha. Onions are also known for their health benefits and are a good source of antioxidants.

Green Chilies: Green chilies add a spicy kick to the filling. They bring heat and flavor to the dish, balancing out the other ingredients. Green chilies are also a great source of Vitamin C.

Fresh Coriander: Fresh coriander adds a burst of freshness and a pop of color to the filling. It has a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor that complements the other ingredients well. Coriander is also known for its digestive properties.

Ginger Garlic Paste: This traditional Indian paste adds a deep and aromatic flavor to the filling. It is made by blending ginger and garlic together, adding a spicy and pungent kick to the dish.

Garam Masala: This spice blend adds warmth and depth to the filling. It typically includes cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and other spices, adding a rich flavor to the dish. Garam masala is commonly used in Indian cooking.

Ground Cumin: Ground cumin adds a earthy and nutty flavor to the filling. It is a common spice used in Indian cuisine and pairs well with the other ingredients in the dish.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder adds a vibrant yellow color to the filling and also has anti-inflammatory properties. It has a warm and slightly bitter flavor, adding depth to the dish.

Red Chili Powder: Red chili powder adds heat and spiciness to the filling. It balances out the other flavors and adds a nice kick to the dish. Red chili powder is commonly used in Indian cooking.

Salt: Salt enhances the flavors of all the other ingredients in the dish. It brings out the natural flavors of the chicken mince and spices, making the paratha filling even more delicious.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Chicken Keema Paratha can be served with a side of plain yogurt mixed with chopped cucumber and mint as a refreshing accompaniment.
  • You can also serve it with a side of spicy pickle or chutney for added flavor.
  • Pair the parathas with a simple salad of sliced onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers dressed with lemon juice and salt.
  • You can serve the dish with a dollop of butter or ghee on top for extra richness.

Variations:

  • For a vegetarian version, you can substitute the chicken mince with mashed paneer or crumbled tofu.
  • Add some mixed vegetables like peas, carrots, and bell peppers to the chicken keema mixture for extra nutrition and flavor.
  • You can experiment with different spice blends such as curry powder, paprika, or coriander powder to change up the flavor profile of the dish.
  • For a healthier option, you can use half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour to make the parathas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chicken Keema Paratha?

Chicken Keema Paratha is a popular Indian flatbread stuffed with a spiced minced chicken filling. It is a delicious and filling meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

How is Chicken Keema Paratha made?

To make Chicken Keema Paratha, first prepare the minced chicken filling by cooking minced chicken with onions, garlic, ginger, and a blend of spices. Then, stuff the filling into a dough made of whole wheat flour and roll it out into a flatbread. Cook the paratha on a hot griddle until it is golden brown and crispy.

Can Chicken Keema Paratha be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the minced chicken filling and dough for the paratha ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. When you are ready to enjoy the Chicken Keema Paratha, simply assemble and cook as usual.

Is Chicken Keema Paratha spicy?
The level of spiciness in Chicken Keema Paratha can be adjusted based on personal preference. You can increase or decrease the amount of red chili powder or green chilies used in the recipe to suit your taste buds.

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Chicken Keema Paratha

Chicken Keema Paratha

by Nabeela Kauser
Elevate your taste buds with a delicious and flavor-packed meal. This dish combines juicy chicken with aromatic spices encased in a warm, stuffed bread. Perfect for a satisfying and hearty meal that will leave you craving for more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Sides
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g Chicken Mince
  • 250 g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Oil for cooking

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour with a pinch of salt. Gradually add water and knead into a smooth dough. Cover and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and green chilies. Cook for another minute.
  • Add chicken mince, garam masala, ground cumin, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Cook until the chicken is fully cooked and the mixture is dry.
  • Stir in fresh coriander and let the mixture cool.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  • Flatten a dough ball into a small disc. Place a spoonful of the chicken mixture in the center.
  • Bring the edges of the dough together to enclose the filling and seal tightly.
  • Roll out the stuffed dough ball into a paratha, ensuring the filling is evenly distributed.
  • Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Place a rolled paratha onto the hot surface.
  • Cook until golden brown spots appear on one side, then flip and cook the other side.
  • Apply a little oil on both sides while cooking until the paratha is cooked through and crispy.
  • Remove the paratha from the pan and serve hot with yogurt, pickles, or chutney.

Notes

Ensure the chicken filling is fully cooked before stuffing it into the parathas to avoid any risk of foodborne illness.
Adjust the amount of green chilies and red chili powder according to your spice preference.
You can customize the filling by adding vegetables like finely chopped bell peppers or carrots for added texture and flavour.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 20gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 615mgFibre: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 101IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Paratha, Cooking, Food, Indian, Indian Food, Keema Paratha, Paratha, Recipe
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