Friday, February 6, 2009

Hara Bhara Kababs



Ingredients

1/2 cup chana dal(split gram)

1 cup chopped spinach leaves

1/2 tsp ginger grated

1 tbsp finely chopped garlic

3 tbsp bread crumbs

2 tbsp cornflour

2 green chillies finely chopped

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1/2 tsp chat masala powder

1/2 tsp jeera

3-4 peppercorn

2 cloves

4 tbsp oil

For filling

1/2 cup grated paneer

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

salt to taste

Method

For the filling

  • Mix paneer,coriander leaves,red chilli powder,salt and keep it aside

For the kabab

  • Crush cumin seeds,peppercorn and cloves and then keep it aside
  • Clean and wash dal and pressure cook it with the above crushed spices,salt,2 cups of water and cook on a low flame till one whistle and then mash the dal(dal should be completely dried without water)
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add  grated ginger,garlic & chopped spinach leaves and fry till its dry and fried
  • Add fried spinach,cornflour ,green chillies,red chilli powder,garam masala powder,chat masala powder to the mashed dal and mix it well, add salt if needed
  • Add bread crumbs to make it crisp
  • Make med size balls of it then add 1tsp of the filling & cover it and then flatten it like that of a cutlet
  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan and shallow fry it till golden brown on both the sides and serve with green chutney or tangy sauce