Chicken Kheema Idli - Easy To Make Snack - Masala Trails

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Jun. 21, 2018

Watch chef Sneha Nair make Idli with a twist, learn how to make Chicken Kheema Idli - steamed idlis stuffed with chicken mince only on Get Curried. Is your family bored of eating the regular idlis, well then you are in luck, because Chef Sneha is here to show you, how you can add twist to your regular idli's. Experiment a little bit with the regular Idlis and learn how to make Kheema Idli in Kerala Style.


Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
Onion 1 , finely chopped
Green chillies 3 , finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Tomato 1 , finely chopped
Salt To Taste
Minced chicken 200 Gram
Idli batter 1/2 Kilogram
Finely chopped fresh coriander 1 Tablespoon
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (Plus extra for steam)




1.Heat oil in a pan, then add cumin seeds. Once the seeds splutter, add onions and let them cook.

2.Add green chillies and ginger garlic paste and keep stirring the mixture.

3.Add all the spices turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and cumin powder.

4.Add tomatoes and some water and mash them well and let them cook.

5.Add chicken mince and combine it with the spices. Let it cook for some time.

6.Add some fresh coriander leaves and allow the kheemsa to cool.



1.Lightly grease the idli moulds with oil.

2.Add a layer of idli batter in the idli maker vessel. Over that add the layer of kheema.

3.Add the second layer of batter over the kheema and cover it well.

4.Add water to the steamer and let it heat.

5.Steam the idlis for 8 to 10 minutes on high flame.

6.Check if the idlis are cooked by piercing them with a fork.


7.Chicken Kheema Idli is ready to be served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 5