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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