Chicken Keema Paratha aka Stuffed Chicken Paratha is something I make quite often at home. This protein rich paratha is superbly tasty. Moreover, no elaborate side dish is needed along with this. I mostly make these Chicken Paratha for dinner and keep a few semi-prepared for the next days working lunch that I and Mehebub carry with us.
Pasta loves this Chicken stuffed Paratha a lot. In fact, she asks for a side of Raita with it always. For me it is easier to make this combo. I mostly store Keema aka mincemeat of different kind at home. Some of the dishes with mincemeat I cook often are:
- Keema Matar (Mutton mincemeat cooked with green peas)
- Anglo-Indian Pork Meatball Curry
- Bengali Keema Curry a.k.a Mutton Mincemeat Curry with Potato Chunks
Tips and tricks of making perfect Chicken Keema Paratha
Now this is a trick we must know about the Chicken Keema paratha or any paratha prepared with mincemeat for that matter. From the butcher we mostly get manually prepared mincemeat while the frozen pack or packaged mincemeat is machine-made. The machine-made variety is finer and works amazingly for paratha stuffing. If you are taking the keema from butcher, cut those into smaller, finer pieces or take through the blender to make it finer before making the stuffing.
Yes, you can. Take a few boneless pieces and take those through the blender to make coarse mince.
For sure you can. There are two ways to do it. You can make the dough and stuffing beforehand and can store those in refrigerator to make paratha within 2-3 days. Secondly, you can make the paratha and place those in between tracing paper within zip-bag and put those in freezer (not refrigerator). this way you can keep the half-cooked parathas for 7 days. You just need to de-frost the parathas and fry those within 7 days.
About the recipe of Chicken Paratha
I prepare the dough with a mixture of Atta (whole wheat four) and Maida (all-purpose flour) in a ratio of 2:1. If you want to make it healthier you can skip Maida and opt for Atta to make the dough. Mostly, I cook the chicken keema with the regular spices such as cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and also with finely chopped onion along with ginger and garlic to make the stuffing. I prefer to add a bit of aamchur to the stuffing along with chopped green chilies and a dash of lemon juice. Lastly, a dash of hing (asafoetida) works wonderfully as a tempering. This is to give another layer of flavor. In terms of serving, I prefer simple curd along with aachar and a side of fresh salad to serve Chicken Pareatha.Print
Chicken Keema Paratha
Easy to make Chicken Keema paratha is not only tasty but healthy as well. This power-packed paratha can be made using a few ingredients.
- Prep Time: 10min
- Set Time: 15min
- Cook Time: 45min
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 portions 1x
- Category: main
- Method: Cooking
- Cuisine: Indian
To make the dough
- 200g Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)
- 100g All-Purpose Flour (Maida)
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil (extra for frying and cooking)
To make the chicken Stuffing
- 400g Chicken Mincemeat (Keema)
- 2 Onion
- 1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
- 1 Tsp. Garlic Paste
- 3 Green Chillies
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- ¼ cup coriander leaves (optional)
- 1 Tsp. Cumin Powder
- ½ Tsp. Coriander Powder
- ½ Tsp. Red Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
- ½ Tsp. Garam Masala Powder
- 1 Tsp. Mango Powder (Aamchur)
- ¼ Tsp. Hing
- 1 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tsp. sugar
- 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
To Fry Paratha
- 5 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
- Be available with 1 cup warm water to make the dough.
- Take both the flour along with salt and shift the flour 2-3 times.
- Add 2 Tbsp. oil to this and mix to make a crumbly mixture.
- Now add ⅓ cup of warm water and start kneading the dough.
- Keep adding water to make a semi-soft pliable dough.
- Do not over-knead the dough. 3 minutes are more than enough.
- If you are using the fresh dough to make the paratha, cover it with kitchen towel and give a rest of 15 minutes before making the paratha. Keep it in room temperature.
- In case you will be preserving the dough, wrap it with cling film after giving the rest and refrigerate it.
- The Keema should be smooth and fine.
- Marinate the keema with ½ of the turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt for 15 minutes.
- Finely chop the onion and also the green chilies.
- chop coriander leaves as well.
- Now heat the oil in a pan.
- Temper the oil with Asafoetida.
- Now add chopped onion and fry those.
- Once fried, add ginger and garlic paste and cook for 1 minute.
- Now add marinated Chicken mincemeat and give a thorough mix.
- At this point add remaining turmeric powder, red chili powder, and also adjust the salt.
- Add Dried mango powder and sugar as well.
- Give a thorough mix and keep cooking on low flame.
The mixture will star releasing moisture.
Keep cooking till the moisture evaporates completely.
Add chopped, coriander, chopped green chilies, garam masala powder and also lemon juice.
Mix well and switch the flame off.
Wait till the mixture is completely cold (at room temperature.
- Take the dough and knead once more.
- Cut the dough into 10 pieces.
- Make a ball of each piece.
- Smear 1.5 tbsp. stuffing in the middle and seal the flattened dough from outer side to the inner core.
- Following this process stuff all the dough balls.
- Now apply little oil on a dough ball and flatten it a bit.
- Roll out the ball into a disk.
- Careful while rolling the dough. The stuffing should not come out from the edges.
- Now heat a tawa/ pan.
- Place the disk and roast one side on medium flame for 30 seconds.
- Flip the other side and roast for 30 seconds.
- Apply ½ Tsp. oil on the paratha and pan fry from both the side till it turns crisp.
- Following this process make remaining paratha.
- Instead of oil, you can use ghee to shallow fry paratha. This way the paratha will have more calorie.
- Also, you can skip oil as well.
- I at times, use a mixture of ghee and oil (3:1).
- You can skip all-purpose flour while making the dough and use only whole wheat flour to make it healthier.
- Serving Size: 100g
- Calories: 584
- Sugar: 2.5g
- Sodium: 291mg
- Fat: 22.5g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 62.1g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 31.5g
- Cholesterol: 62mg
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Pallavi De says
Thank you di for helping me learning new dishes❤️
Thank you so much for your kind words