Sunday, May 31, 2015

Hara Bhara Kebab/Green Veggie Kebab

Hara Bhara Kebab/Green Veggie Kebab


This Kebab is the most common appetizer at almost every menu in every Indian Restaurant followed by Paneer Tikka. J Not only its hot seller for Restaurants, but is favorite for any Cocktail party, Family get together too.

Not only these Kebabs taste yummy, but comes with goodness of load of veggies and Iron rich Chana Dal/Bengal Gram. The kebabs have an amazing rustic taste of Chana Dal but addition of nuts takes these kebabs to a notch high.

I made these Kebabs few days back, I had planned to make them for a regular evening snack. And believe me or not, the moment I started preparing these Kebabs it started pouring like cats and dogs. As if god was planning to make my evening a rather perfect one. A regular evening special became even more special with a hot cup of coffee and showers of rain.

We loved them, and hubby said I should Plan such evening more frequently... J

I have kept the recipe absolutely simple and doable, considering summers and heat inside the kitchen…: D

So, let’s start with the ingredients followed by the process to follow

Ingredients

·         ½ cup Chana Dal/Bengal Gram ( Soaked for 2-3 hours )
·         1 Small Onion roughly Chopped
·         2-3 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped
·         8-10 Cashew roughly Chopped
·         ½ cup Green peas ( slightly Blanched/ You can microwave them for 3-4 minutes)
·         ½ cup Blanched and roughly Chopped Spinach
·         Few Mint Leaves
·         1 green chilli finely chopped
·         1 medium sized Potato boiled, Pealed and mashed.
·         Salt to taste
·         1 tsp cumin powder
·         1 Tsp paprika powder/Kashmiri red Chili powder would work too
·         1 tsp Coriander powder
·         ½ tsp Garam Masala
·         A pinch of Asafetida
·         ½ tsp of cumin seed
·         ¼ tsp of Anardana Powder/Dried Pomegranate seed powder
·         1 Tbsp+ oil for frying
·         ½ bread Crum
·         3 Tbsp of Besan/Gram flour


Process

1.       In a pan Pressure pan/Cooker, add cumin Seed and add Asafetida.
2.       Once Cumin Seeds Starts spluttering, add roughly Chopped Garlic and Green Chilies.
3.       Sauté them for a minute or so. Then add the roughly chopped onion.
4.       Cook onion till they becomes Translucent (please note, we don’t want onion to change its color).
5.       Once done, soaked Chana Dal and little salt.
6.       Add ¼ cup of water and close the lid.
7.       Cook this for 4 whistles exactly and when done let the pressure release naturally.
8.       Once the pressure pan opens, strain the water and Dal.
9.       Now, put the Dal mixture in a blender, food processor jar along with blanched Spinach, Blanched Peas, and the seasoning ingredients I.e. Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Paprika Powder, Anardana Powder and blend everything into a Coarse Mixture.  ( Please ensure DO NOT use any water to the mixture at this stage)
10.   Once the mixture is ready, take it out in a bowl and add Boiled and mashed Potato, Besan/Gram Flour, Chopped Cashews, Salt to Taste and Bread Crumbs.
11.   Mix everything well with your hand, and you will have the Kebab dough ready.
12.   Divide the Dough in Small Equal portion, the size that of a small lemon.
13.   Now smoothen each dough portion between your palm to shape them into a round smooth ball, and flatten them a little between your palms.
14.   Deep fry to medium heat till nice golden brown.
15.   Take them out on a kitchen towel, and serve.. J

I am sure these Kebab will definitely be pleaser to your Family, friends, guests an yourself..:) So try them , enjoy them and Please share your experiences with me..:)

Happy Cooking and Stay Blessed
Thanks!!

Shikha

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