Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Raajma Galouti Kebabs

BM # 8   Day 1

The word Nawab was given to the Muslim rulers ,just as Maharaja was given to the Hindu rulers.This one week’s Blogging Marathon,announced by Srivalli is all about Nawabi Food.Raja’s ,Maharaja’s, Nawab’s, Sultan’s....You could include various cuisines into this category,starting from Mughlai,Awadhi,Bengali,Hyderabadi and not to miss Arabic and Persian.The food of Nawab’s...rich in dry fruits,saffron and ghee,cooked on slow fire to get those fine aromas of whole spices .

Among Nawabi Foods,Kebabas have always been my favorite.The Mughlai kebabs are made in tandoor while the Awadhi ones are made on a tawa.  Galouti Kebab are from Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. These are normally made from lamb meat, but to make them vegetarian raajma has been used. While eating these delicious kebabs ,which are made into tikkis and shallow fried,you dont get that taste of beans. The flavor is dominated by the rich spices,as is popular in Awadhi cuisine.The cardamons,black and green lend a wonderful aroma to this mouthwatering kebab.The nuts and khoya make it rich.
Years back I had seen Sanjeev Kapoor making them at Khana Khazana, ever since have been wanting to make them .Here I am with these absolutely delicious Kebabs.


2cups..........................red kidney beans,soaked overnight and boiled.


To be made into a paste
15.................................cashewnuts
2tbsp..........................charoli
1 1/2 tsp.....................shahi jeera
roast and make a fine paste adding some water.


To be finely powdered
6.................................green cardamon
4.................................black cardamon
4.................................cloves
2''...............................cinnamon
roast lightly and make a fine powder.


a pinch ....................saffron
1/2 tsp.......................kewra water
2tbsp.........................pure ghee
1''...............................ginger finely chopped
10 cloves.................garlic finely chopped
6.................................green chillies finely chopped
4tbsp.........................khoya
1tsp...........................white pepper
1tsp...........................lemon juice
salt to taste


Garnish
onion rings
lemon rings
slit green chillies
chaat masala


How to go about......
Drain the boiled beans.
Heat ghee.
Add ginger,garlic and green chillies..Saute'.
Add beans,cook for 5 mins.
Add cashew paste,cook for another 5 mins.
Add all spices and the rest of the ingredients.
Mix well and mash.
This mixture should be dry.
 If you feel it is wet roast in the pan, till dry.
Shape into tikkis and shallow fry in ghee.
Serve with onion rings,sprinkled with chaat masala,lemon slices and green chutney.
I served these with naans which were sprinkled with kalonji,sesame and poppy seeds and made this into a complete meal.








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22 comments:

  1. Wow.. Those kebabs look delicious..

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  2. My daughter is a great fan of kebabs. Some day i am going to try this out

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  3. This looks too good....Yummy one...Thanks for the recipe

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  4. These are truly yummy and innovative kebabs..Drooling over.

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  5. I have never tried kebabs!!!the recipe loos awesome Will soon try it out

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  6. Mouthwatering kebabs. Nice recipe to use rajma other than the usual gravy. I'm looking forward to more delectable recipes in this series.

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  7. Thats truly wonderful, lovely twist...awesome!

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  8. Now that's really something!..lovely recipe!

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  9. wow Vaishali, what a great explanation of nawabi food and this dish itself and an amazing recipe and mouth watering pics.

    Thanks for sending it to the bookmarked event dear, but, We have changed rules a bit and please go through them. From now on, re-writing someone's recipe is not allowed and only a link needs to be posted in your post with all the modifications or tweaks you made to the recipe. Or if it is a recipe from book or magazine, please scan and post the recipe page, but don't write the real recipe. We are not allowing recipes from memories or some friend anymore as this is a "bookmarked" recipe event. Hope it makes sense. Please make appropriate changes to your post with respect to these rules.

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  10. thats yummy and healthy too....looks appetizing!

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  11. Looks delicious!
    I am looking forward for your entries in this round.

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  12. I love kebabs too. Looking forward to your entries

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  13. ooh ! love this , and am making this ! looking forward to rich, Nawabi Khana from your kitchen Vaishali !

    Cheers
    Kalyani
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  14. Very tempting and interesting recipe. I will try this out. Can you tell me what charoli and kewra water are???

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  15. Awesome looking kebabs! Love the look of it and the name too.

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  16. Thank you friends...glad u all have liked these Kebabs.
    @jayshree charoli or chironji are tiny almond flavored seds,for thickening and binding these Kebabs.They also lend a nutty flavor.
    Kewra is fragnant water..just as rose water.this is distilled from Pandanus flower.if you cant get it in the supermarket you could use kewra essence.but just ....a few drops.

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