Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dahi Kebabs


Kebabs to my mom usually meant something non vegetarian and we being strict vegetarians, eggetarian rather, she never ventured to learning to make it neither did we try it anywhere outside cos we had so many other not so ambiguous yummy dishes to choose from. Kebab, according to Wikipedia is a wide variety of meat dishes originating in Iraq and later on adopted by the Middle East and Asia Minor, and now found worldwide. My mother was not wrong after all.

I love watching cookery shows, reading magazines like Femina (mainly for their recipe section) and of course! sit and surf the net that too for the same thing: new recipes. So now you know how much I love cooking, and trying out different things. But these things are not working out very much now a days, since my younger one wants all my attention all the time. (She’s sleeping rite now!). In one such T. V. show, I saw the recipe for some vegetarian kebabs and just liked the look of it. I tried it at once and the result was awesome and since then I always jump with joy when I hear the words Vegetarian Kebabs.

When mom, was visiting my aunt, she made these yummy Dahi kebabs for her. My mom too loved them and she immediately noted down the recipe for me and I made them yesterday evening as an after school snack for my paneer loving daughter. They were very very yummy, crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft inside. My daughter just couldn’t stop eating them.


Makes about 10 medium sized Kebabs

What you’ll need

1. Paneer – 250 gms
2. Hung curd – 4 tblsp
3. Bread Slices – 2
4. Chutney Dal – 2 tsps
5. Coriander Leaves – ½ a bunch
6. Green chillies – 2
7. Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
8. Chaat Masala – ½ tsp
9. Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
10. Salt to taste
11. Oil for shallow frying

Method

Crumble the paneer well. Powder the bread slices and chutney dal separately. Grind coriander leaves, green chillies and garlic to a fine paste without adding any water.
In a bowl, add the paneer and hung curd and mix it well with your hands. Next add the coriander, chilli and garlic paste. Mix well. Now add the bread powder and chutney dal powder. Mix well. Finally add in the salt, chaat Masala and pepper powder. Give everything a good mix.
Heat a frying pan with oil for shallow frying, pinch out big lemon sized balls and shape them into tikkis. You could also make them oblong shaped. Shallow fry them in medium flame.

Tasty Kebabs are ready. Enjoy it with tomato ketchup or green chutney with a cup of hot tea or coffee.


Notes:

For making hung curd at home, I used Nestle Set Curd and poured it in a sieve and allowed it to drip for about 1 hour. Alternately you can tie the curd in a muslin cloth and hang it, till the whey water drips completely and you are left with creamy hung curd.

The paneer mixture feels a little wet, pinch out a small ball pat them into tikkis, if they don’t stick to your palms and come out easily then its ok else you can add a little more bread crumbs or chutney dal powder.

While frying, make sure that the oil is hot enough, if the oil is not hot then the kebabs may spilt in the oil. You could use a non stick tava and pan fry them too using just about a few spoon of oil.

The kebabs will be slightly dark colored on the outside.

Sending this to Khushi’s What’s on your Kebab Platter, Sravani’s Cooking Concepts#2 – Appetizers, Sukanya’s Monsoon Medely, Jabeen’s Iftar Nights and Ayeesha’s Anyone Can Cook – Series 31

42 comments:

khushi said...

lovely recipe kaveri.....absolutely delicious
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Chandrani Banerjee said...

Dahi kabab looks tasty...

Prathibha said...

very delicious kebabs..looks yummy

Radhika said...

Superb kaveri. will try this out. I too love watching cookery shows though my children can't understand why I should want to when i can join them in watching Doraemon.

Padhu said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Made to perfection.. delicious..

Rani acharyulu said...

Perfect kababs looks delicious n yummy!

jayasree said...

Healthy and delicious kebabs.

Laxmi said...

tasty and different kebabs..

revathi said...

Perfect evening snack:) Loved it...
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ANU said...

wow awesome kebabs.....perfect snack Kaveri dear!

Suja said...

Looks delicious,tempting snack..nice recipe...bookmarked

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

delicious kebabs and u have done it perfectly dear,luks so tempting with sauce...

divya said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... mouth watering here.. looks so so so delicious and perfect.. simply inviting dear.

sangee vijay said...

aww...drool worthy recipe...looks so inviting dear...very perfect kebabs :)

Ramya said...

lovely paneer kebabs..
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so delicious.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Different and delicious kebabs....

Priya said...

Dahi kebabs looks soo tempting and inviting..

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, wonderful and interesting kebabs, truly tempting..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Those are new recipe for kababs, never used hung curd like that, they look delicious :)

Mugdha said...

Looks soo tempting, yummy and delicious

Kalyani's Platter said...

Looks yummy & delicious ...

Neha said...

Never used curd in my kababs...looks yummy

Prathima Rao said...

I have heard so much of dahi kebabs..Always had doubts on making them as all recipes required only curd & that too to be deep fried...But this is just perfect!!! Bookmarked and may be will try it for today eve...Thx a lot dear for the recipe...Hugs!!
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Suchi said...

I would love to try this recipe out- looks swell :) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog post!

Sayantani said...

what a beautiful kebab that is. looks perfect.

Priya Sreeram said...

kaveri the kebabas has my whole lot of attention- nice recipe gal !

Deepti said...

thanks foe droppin in...Glad to follow ur lovely blog

Loved this healthy kebabs...Kids can never say No to them

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SouthIndianHome said...

Delicious Kababs.Looks inviting South Indian Recipes

Padhu said...

Lovely looking kababs!

julie said...

That is lovely kebab..
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Babli said...

Kebabs looks perfect, yummy and tempting. Gorgeous presentation.

Sobha Shyam said...

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reneesrecipe said...

Kaveri..this looks yum! I think i'm going to try ur Veg kebab soon :)

Kalyan said...

Kebabs are one of my favourites anytime...looks delicious.

Pushpa said...

Delicious kebabs..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too saw a recipe of dahi kebab in a cookbook , yours looks too tempting!

Hari Chandana said...

Sounds delicious.. :)
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khushi said...

congrats Kaveri you have won the best veg pic award for the event
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Lalitha Jairam said...

This recipe sounds easy and looks delicious. I would like to try this one out for an upcoming party but I have a question - what is chutney dal? Chana dal? By the way, I have tried several of your recipes,including the one for karuveppilai kuzhambu, and it was delicious.

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Thanks Lalitha. I am glad u like the recipes. Chutney dal is roasted Channa dal/ or potty kadalai.

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