Cheesy Chicken Lifafa Recipe

Fri May 17 2024
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ISLAMABAD: The Cheesy Chicken Lifafa recipe features savoury minced chicken cooked with aromatic spices and wrapped in crispy layers.


For the Dough:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water as required

For the Keema Filling:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 kg chicken mince
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

For the Cheesy Chicken Lifafa:

  • Prepared dough
  • Prepared keema filling
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Burger slices as required
  • Flour mixture (3 tbsp all-purpose flour + 1/2 cup water)
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, oil, salt, and water to knead a smooth dough. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, add chicken mince and cook until it changes colour. Add onion and tomato puree, cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add red chilli powder, salt, red chilli flakes, garlic powder, and turmeric powder. Cook until the mince is fully done, then set aside.
  4. Divide the prepared dough into four portions. Roll out one part into a flat circle.
  5. Cut the rolled dough into a square shape and set aside.
  6. Mix the chicken filling with mozzarella cheese in a bowl.
  7. Cut the burger slices into four equal parts.
  8. Place the keema filling in the centre of the square-shaped dough and top with a burger slice.
  9. Wrap the dough into a lifafa shape, securing the edges with the flour mixture.
  10. Deep fry until crispy and golden. Your Cheesy Chicken Lifafa is ready to enjoy.
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