Friday, March 11, 2011

Hara Bara Kabab

Indian snacks are plenty in number. I try to experiment with the well known names and here is the first one. - Hara bara kabab. It was me and my sis who ventured into this roller coaster ride on one fine weekend. Hope you enjoy the same.

1. Green peas - 0.25 kg
2. Palak/spinach - a bunch
3. Green Chilli - 3 to 4
4. Aloo/Potato - small sized about 3
5. Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 t.sp.
6. Rava/Suji - about 100 to 125 gm
7. Salt to taste
8. Garam Masala - 1.5 t.sp.
9. Oil - 7 to 8 tb.sp.

Method:* Boil Aloo/Potato until completely cooked and peel them to obtain only the mashed pulp in a mixing bowl.
* Cook the grean peas and blanch the spinach to turn it tender.
* Add these two into the mixing bowl. Add jeera, garam masala , chilli, salt.
* Grind all these ingredients to a fine paste.
* Next add the Rava little at a time until you have the mixture in the consistency of a cake dough.
(Note: You can also add a little of all purpose flour if the paste is very loose).* Next Heat the pan and smear the base with a tea spoon of oil.
* Take small portions of dough and make small balls of them.
* Press them to the shape of cookies and place it on the heated pan. turn sides after every 2 minutes until it is completely cooked.
* These hot and spicy green kababs can be reslished with green chutney or hot and tangy tomato sauce.