Chapli kabab is one of the popular kebab of pakistan.It is made up of minced meat along with tomatoes,masala and it can be grilled or pan fried.The recipe i am writing is the pan fried version of the kabab.I ate this kabab in a pakistani restuarant here in dubai.The very first time fell in love with this kabab.Before i blogged about Shikampuri and Shammi kabab.Here goes my recipe:-
½ Kg. finely minced mutton/lamb 1 medium sized onion chopped 1 egg ½ tsp. salt (according to taste) 1 tsp ginger paste 1 tsp crushed cumin seeds 1 tbs. crushed Whole dried red chilies 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds 1 tsp anardana 3 green chilies chopped ½ cup of fresh coriander leaves 1 large tomato chopped 1 tsp lemon juice Makai ka Aata (Corn meal) 1 small onion sliced
Add all the ingredients except egg and corn meal to the mince meat and leave to marinate for 1-2 hours.
Pressure cook until meat is soft.Remove the lid and cook till dry.
Remove from fire and add one egg.When cool grind the mixture into fine paste and knead into dough by adding corn meal.
Take lemon sized balls and make patties of each ball.
Take a pan with 2-3 tbsp of oil and put the patties on the pan.Fry on both the sides until brown in colour.
I was first introduced to kachori when i was doing my graduation.My mom used to get samosa but never brought kachori.Gokul chaat bandar is very famous chaat bandar in koti, hyderabad.My college was just opposite to that chaat bandar.I frequently used to eat kachori ragada there and i used to love the taste,back then the cost of one plate was 4rs and now i heard it is 20 rs plate.Every time i plan to go there when ever i go to hyderabad but never i went and ate there. Once i started working we collegues used to order samosa and kachoris at the office.
This is my first attempt and they came out very well but my kids removed the filling and ate the kachoris.
1 cup All Purpose flour (plain flour or maida) 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 cup-1 tablespoon chilled water
Make a soft dough and keep it covered until use.
Split Moong Dal (yellow) - 1/2 cup Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp Hing / Asafoetida - a pinch Curry Leaves - 2 tsp chopped fine Sauf / Fennel seeds powder - 1 tsp Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp Mango powder / Amchur - 1 tsp Oil - 1 tsp Salt to taste
Wash and Soak dal in water for atleast 2-3 hour.
Drain the water well.
Grind the dal to a coarsely. (Will resemble Idli Rawa)
Heat oil in a pan
Add the hing and cumin seeds
Once the seeds splutter add the curry leaves
Add the dal
Lower the heat and keep stirring for 5 minutes till the dal stops sticking to the pan
Cook for another 10 minutes on low till the dal turns slightly brown
Add all the masalas. Cook for few minutes
Remove from heat and keep aside to cool.
Make small puris which are thick in the center and thin around.
Place the filling in the middle and bring all the corners.
Press gently and avoid using rolling pin.
If you try to press out using a rolling pin, the filling may come out and make holes in the kachori. Fry the kachori's on medium low to get a crisp outer layer.
Its been long i didn't blog.It's not that i lost interest in my blog or i am not getting time.My laptop has gone for repair and i am yet to get it back even after 13 days.I am totally cutoff from my virtual world of blogging and my virtual friends.This friday hubby brought his laptop home.I have scheduled few post for this week and i wont be able to blog from sunday.From 25th feb daughter is having her first annual exams so i am planning to take a long break from blogging.I will come back after my vacation in march,until then will schedule post on fridays and saturdays.
Like all food blogs my blog has dishes i cook for my family of four.I don't do anything which is not eaten by everyone in the house.I want everyone to eat the same thing,i am against of cooking differently for each person in the house.So my blog has all the simple dishes which i cook very often.
Everyday i get up 5.00 in the morning as my daughter has to catch her school bus at 6.30.Sometimes i find it hard to decide what to cook for her breakfast.She likes to eat idly,dosa,upma and noodles but i don't send it because by time she eats them,they are cold.So in a week two days i send her cake with some juice and other days i make paratha/ puri / sandwich Almost every week i end up baking cake for her.She loves cakes and i always google for cake recipes or bake from 101 Cakes & Bakes.Here is another recipe from the said book.
Chopped Dates 1 cup Soda bicarbonate 1tsp Butter 1/2 cup Self raising flour sifted 1 1/4 cups Chopped Walnuts 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Egg 1 beaten Demerara Sugar 2 tbsp
Mix dates and soda bicarbonate in a large bowl with a pinch of salt.Pour in a large bowl 3/4 cup hot water,stir well and leave until cold.
Pre-heat microwave oven to 180 degrees.Butter loaf tin and sprinkle some flour.
Rub butter pieces into pieces into the flour until the mixutre resembles coarse breadcrumbs.Stir in the walnuts and sugar until evenly combined.
Tip the flour mixture and the egg into the cooled dates.Beat well to mix,then pour into the prepared tin and sprinkle demerara sugar on top.
Bake in the microwave oven for 50 minutes on 180 degress.