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Chicken Keema-Ghuguni

Aish Das-Padihari
120 minutes
Prep Time
45 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chicken Keema-Ghuguni RECIPE

Chicken Keema-Ghuguni or Mangsho-Ghuguni, is a traditional east Indian dish. Mangsho-Ghuguni is usually made with chunks of goat meat cooked with yellow peas. Anyone from the eastern part of India is familiar with the taste of this dish. Consider this as the Indian version of chili that you find here in the USA. I switched the chunky meat with minced chicken. I have used minced turkey too and it tastes really good. It’s a hearty, filling dish and honestly you don’t need rice to naan to go with it. This Chicken Keema-Ghuguni is a wholesome dish in itself.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • West Bengal
  • Pressure Cook
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 cups yellow peas (soaked for couple of hours and boiled)
  2. 1 and 1/2 cup Minced Chicken
  3. 1 big Onion finely chopped
  4. 1 TBSP Ginger Paste
  5. 2 TBSP Garlic Paste
  6. 2 big tomatoes chopped
  7. 1 TSP Turmeric Powder
  8. 2 TBSP Red Chili powder
  9. 1 TBSP Coriander Powder
  10. 1 TBSP Cumin Powder
  11. 1 TBSP Garam-masala powder
  12. 1/2 cup Oil
  13. Salt as per taste Chopped Onion- chopped green chilies- chopped cilantro, wedges of lemon for garnishing


  1. Wash the yellow peas and soak it for at least 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Then pressure cook the peas with salt and turmeric powder for 1 whistles
  3. Turn off the gas and let the steam release automatically on its own. Open the lid. The peas should be well cooked but not mushy.
  4. Alternatively, you can boil the peas in a heavy bottomed pan for 2 to 3 hours.
  5. In a big pan heat 2 tbsp oil, When oil is hot add the chopped onions. Stir it and add little salt. In few minutes, onion changes its color to golden brown. Add the garlic and ginger paste.
  6. Mix it and stir it nicely, until the raw smell goes off
  7. In a small bowl, take turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder and add 2 -3 tbsp water into it and make a paste. Add the mixture into the pan to the onion mixture.
  8. Keep stirring until the oil starts to come out from the side of the pan. Add the tomato pieces and little salt. Stir it till the tomato gets soft.
  9. Add the minced chicken and boiled yellow peas and let it cook for sometimes.
  10. Let it come to a boil, cover it with lid. Once everything is well cooked adjust the seasoning, check consistency, add the garam masla powder and mix it well.
  11. The consistency should not be too dry or too runny. Pour it on a serving bowl, sprinkle some chopped onions, chopped green chilies, chopped cilantro and few drops of lemon juice.

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Feb-14-2018

I really want to try this.

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