Monday, 13 September 2010

Yellow Lentils Seekh Kabab

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Hi friends!

Today I share an extremely healthy and yet extremely tasty recipe. It’s perfect for people like me who are largely dependant on legumes for their protein intake and also for those people who have quit eating non-veg and want to eat something similar in vegetarian food.This recipe is quite simple to make and quick to make too. Does not need many ingredients and can be made with things easily available in the kitchen.

I personally love the concept of Seekh Kebabs and always get fascinated by those long seekhs coming out of the Tandoor. Seekh are long iron skewers and the kebabs made on them are called the Seekh kebab. Normally lamb meat is used to make this, I have tried to veganise my preparation.

Now, I do not have the tandoor but I do have the grill pan and the long bamboo skewers so thought of getting both of them into good use. I have tried almost all legumes in making kebabs and pattys but had not used the dhuli moong dal (yellow lentils), so thought of using that today. As we all know that this legume is quite easy to cook, so that helps in speeding up the process. If you have cooked dal in hand you can make this as quick snack/ starter for unexpected guests and impress them.

I had my baby guinea pig (my younger one)  who is a big inspiration to my cooking to taste this and I am sharing the words he said the minute he had this in his mouth… too good Aai (mother). What is this? This is so yummy!!! I was surely delighted to hear that and was glad my experiment did not fail in fact it passed with flying colors. thumbs_up He gobbled two seekhs with some mint and curd dip.

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Ingredients

a cup of dhuli moong dal (yellow lentils)

1 medium onion grated

2 garlic pods grated

1/4 tsp dry ginger pwd or fresh grated ginger

3 green chilies deseeded and finely chopped

a handful of cilantro chopped

seeds of a cardamom powdered

1/2 tsp garam masala

2 tsp chaat masala

1 tbsp oil

1 potato boiled and grated

a tsp red chili pwd

salt to taste

oil for cooking

Method

Cook the lentil with a cup of water till it’s properly cooked. I cooked it in an open pan, brought the water to boil and then simmered the flame. Once very little water is left, cover with a lid and cook till the water completely gets absorbed. Mash the lentils when hot and then cool it.

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Dip the bamboo skewers  in water for half an hour. Meanwhile to the cooked dal add all the ingredients except the oil for cooking and mix thoroughly.

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Divide this into about 10-11 portions. Take a portion and with moist hand spread it evenly and tightly over the skewer. Heat the grill pan and spray oil on it and once hot put the bamboo skewers on it and grill from all sides. I used minimum oil to grill these kababs but one is always free to use more.

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Remove from the skewers and cut it into oblong pieces and serve it with mint and yogurt chutney/dip.

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Sending this to-

MLLA 27 an event by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.

 my eventOnly’- Low Oil/Low Calorie guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal of Mharo Rajasthan’s Recipes.

to Neha’s Kids Menu Event

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44 comments:

Sayantani said...

you tempted me to buy one grill pan Pari. the kebabs look tempting very well made. love your cute chutney bowl too.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi,

A beautiful step by step presentation....

Sameena@
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Satya said...

wow what a tempting n healthy seekh kebabs pari ...very innovative dear ...love ur style of cooking n ur recipes ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

G.Pavani said...

healthy n yummy kebab...

Pari said...

Sayantani, do buy the grill pan, it's worth it.
Thanks Sameena for visiting.
Satya, I am so glad that u like my preparations.Such encouraging comments from dear friends like u makes me innovate and try more.

sonu said...

wow pari,im sure kids will get attracted towards the seeekh kebabs,very healthy and innovative way of presenting the mung dal preparation,luved ur black dish and small little dip bowl too :)..wish i had the grill pan yaar ...btw bookmarked !

Kairali sisters said...

Droolworthy sheek kakabs with yellow lentils pari, that was a great idea from you. Sure that everyone will fall for this yummy looking kabas...

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely & delicious sheek kabab, loved this veggie version, looks nice and lovely clicks too...

SS blogs here said...

That's a great idea, Pari! Looks nice with the grill marks too! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

jeyashrisuresh said...

absolutely a great one.an easy breezy kebab with protein packed lentils in it.
can u give details about the grilling pan (if possible the full picture of it)looks nice

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pari

Very wonderful looking kebab. Very healthy as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Pari said...

Jeshashri it's Tefal. thanks that u liked it.

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwww.. Looks perfect and tempting.. awesome clicks too !!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

That sounds easy and healthy. Loved the vegan version of kebabs and the presentation. Surely a great starter recipe for parties. Good one Pari. Do visit my space when you find time. There is a new event going "Chocolaty Dreams".

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy and yummy Kebab..very healthy as well

aipi said...

Hey Pari..lentils seekh kababs look nice..love the grill marks on them!
I too made this kabab today but with vegetables ..will post it soon !

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simply.food said...

Loved this veggie version of kebab.

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Beautiful and colorfully organized plate and lovely kabab

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Great recipe Pari and a very nice pic too !!

Krishnaveni said...

tempting recipe looks great

Priya said...

Wat a delectable and nutritious seekh kebab, thanks for sharing Pari..

Panchpakwan said...

Wow Pari, can't belive those yummy kababs are made from dal..Looks so perfect.

Suman Singh said...

Kebab looks delicious and very tempting..would love to try this recipe sometime soon..thanks for sharing!

Rachana said...

The kebabs look so tempting! The clicks are making me hungry :-)

NIDHYA said...

Wonderful looking kebabs...sounds very healthy...

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Torviewtoronto said...

never had these healthy
looks delicious

Anukampa said...

Great kebabs Pari.. they look so delicious and yummy...will surely try this out.

Anu

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Awesome kababs...

chaitrali pathak said...

ur kebabs are too perfect to be true....trust me...they are awesome.....want to have some rt away...yum yum

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful looking kebabbs,looks very very tempting,my eyes are at your grilling pan,thinking of buying one too:)

jais said...

wow nice recipe

Gouri Guha said...

Pari, the kebabs look so tempting and healthy too...

Jay said...

Hy Dear,

I m gonna try this recipe...I like ur way of presentation...thanx for sharing this yummy recipe..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

kebabs luks really delicious pari,Pls pass the plate.

Radhika said...

Drool. Love the pics and the recipe

Nitha said...

Thats new to me... neways great one...

Pushpa said...

Awesome presentation...Delicious...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

AshKuku said...

Hey Pari,

Hope u are fine.... And this is surely an awesomely prepared yummilicious prep & the captures are all so very tempting.... Hugs )))))

Ash...
http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Delicious looking kababs...lovely presantation!

nandini said...

This grilling pan is great idea. What a lovely kebab... would love to try it .

Hamaree Rasoi said...

See my today's post Pari...

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Parita said...

Bookmarked! Pari i love seekh kebabs and this looks so tempting!

meeso said...

What a great idea!

Sadhana said...

Congratz Pari!!! U won the second prize in the event conducted by Neha :-)

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