How to make Keema Bhaat - SK Khazana -

Spicy mutton mince mixed with rice and served with raita makes a fantastic one dish meal

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mutton mince (kee a), Basmati rice (बासमती चावल)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Rice

Keema Bhaat - SK Khazana

Keema Bhaat - SK Khazana Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Keema Bhaat - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Mutton mince (kee a) 200 grams

  • Basmati rice cooked 3 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 10-12

  • Cloves 6-7

  • Cinnamon 3 half-inc

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onion finely chopped 1

  • Medium tomato finely chopped 1

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Kolhapuri masala 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander-cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies (optional) finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander sprig to garnish

  • Raita to serve


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick deep pan, add peppercorns, cloves and cinnamon and sauté till fragrant.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste and, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add onion, mix and sauté for a minute on high heat or till onion turns light brown.

Step 3

Add tomato, mix well and saute till tomato turns pulpy. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, Kolhapuri masala and coriander-cumin powder and sauté till oil separates.

Step 4

Add mutton mince, reduce heat and mix well. Add sufficient salt for rice also and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and mix well. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium heat or till mutton gets cooked.

Step 5

Add coriander leaves, green chilli (optional), mint leaves and rice and mix well gently. Cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat till flavours combine well and it becomes dry.

Step 6

Transfer keema bhaat in a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with raita.

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