Chinese dishes have gained immense popularity in our country. They are an amalgamation of Chinese flavours to suit the Indian taste buds, now popularly termed as Indo- Chinese. Many dishes are prepared in this cuisine, but, one snack that always stands out is Gobi Manchurian. It is the hot favourite of college students, street food, that is found at all joints. (more…)
Veg Cheese Croquettes are crisp on the outside and soft gooey red colour inside. They make an ideal snack for evenings or as an appetiser for party or get together. I have chosen this recipe as a starter for North Indian Thali of our Blogversary special. (more…)
Hara Bhara Kabab is a popular kabab made using spinach, potato and green peas. This green filled savoury is much relished and sort after snack. Without much ado, here is the recipe for this one.
- Spinach 1 cluster
- potato 3boiled
- green peas boiled 1bowl
- green chilly 2
- ginger 1 inch
- bread crumbs 2tbsp
- chat masala 1tsp
- salt to taste
- cornflour 1tbsp
- oil for shallow frying
- cashewnuts a few
- Remove the stalk, wash and boil the spinach leaves (sans water) for three minutes. When cool grind it with ginger and green chilly to a smooth paste.
- Make a paste of the green peas.
- Take a bowl and add the potatoes, green peas and the spinach paste. Add bread crumbs, chat masala and salt to it. Mix well.
- Make a paste with cornflour in abother bowl and keep aside.
- Make flat balls of the mixture.
- Heat a skillet, take a ball of it and dip in the cornflour mixture, and put a cashew over it.Place it on the skillet and put a little oil on it.
- Roast until golden in colour on both sides.
- Alternatively you can deep fry it.
- Serve hot with any dip or sauce of your choice.
Kabab or kebab have been very popular these days. Though originated in Middle eastern Asia, they have now become popular world wide. It is usually pieces of meat or vegetables binded together on a skewer and grilled or roasted. But today, I find that they can be put on a skewer or made into flat round balls and served.These make excellent starters and today I find them to be a guilt free food for us. Here is one healthy, Seekh Moong Kebab for you.
When the theme of our blog hop was decided as “biryani and kebab” I really tried, searched and made my own versions by making a few changes. But, on the final day, I did post only one recipe and that was of Brown rice Biryani.
Seekh moong kabab is healthy and tasty, something different from the usual routine. I have served it with tzatziki dip. You can also use mint chutney.
- Split moong 1 cup
- potatoes boiled 2
- boiled peas 1cup
- onion finely chopped 1
- bread crumbs 1bowl
- chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp
- amchur powder 1/2 tsp
- chat masala 1/2 tsp
- corn flour with water
Boil the moong with one cup of water. Let all the water evaporate. You can mash it with the back of the ladle. Let it cool. Add the potatoes, onion , peas and all the other spice powders to it.
Make balls of it, flatten it between palms and keep aside.
Mix cornflour and water to a paste.
Heat a skillet. I prefer using Nirlep appliances, they last for a long time. You can check them here.Take a patty dip it in the paste and put it on the skillet. Put some oil on it. Allow to cook on both sides until golden brown in colour.
Seekh moong kabab is ready to serve.
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