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Kachnar Keema Recipe

One thing I love about cooking is discovering new flavours that go together, especially when it’s flavours that you wouldn’t necessarily think to put together and today’s Kachnar Keema recipe is one of those creations.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Bushrah | Recipestable


  • 1 kg mutton or lamb mince keema
  • 1/2 kg kachnar
  • 1/2 cup oil or ghee
  • 3 onions finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Wash kachnar properly with water.
  • Now heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium high heat.
  • Saute onion in hot oil until transculant.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Then add tomatoes, and mince.
  • Cook on high flame for few minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • Season with red chili, salt, cumin powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Add 1 cup water and cover with the lid.
  • Let it simmer for 40 minutes or until mince is cooked thoroughly.
  • Remove the lid and cook mince on high heat for 5-8 minutes or until oil comes on top.
  • Now add kachnar and yogurt.
  • Cook and stir for 10 minutes or until done.
  • Now put on dum for few minutes then dish it out. Kachnar keema is ready to serve. ENJOY!!


Serving Suggestion:
Serve Kachnar Keema with hot Chapati, Zeera Raita and Salad