Kabab Masala/ Kabab Karahi/ Kabab Kadai


Kabab Kadai is a Pakistani – Afghani dish which is not so famous in Pakistani restaurants but is now introduced in home cooking. I make this dish quite often for fancy dinner parties and my guests always appreciate it. Do try this and feel the taste of Ayesha’s Kitchen …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

FOR KABAB

  • 300 gms lean beef mincemeat and 200 gms fat (charbi)/ 500 gms normal beef mince with fats
  • 1 large red onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Some ginger (2 tbspns grated)
  • 4 – 6 green chillies
  • A bunch of coriander
  • 1 tspn methi leaves
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn garam masala
  • 2 tbspns oil
  • 1 tspn cracked coriander
  • A pinch of cracked peppercorn

FOR KADAI

  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 medium red onions chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • Some salt
  • Some red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • ½ tspn turmeric

FOR GARNISHING

  • 2 tbspns coriander
  • 2 tbspn ginger julienne
  • 2 green chillies sliced

Procedure:

-Put a piece of charcoal on fire.

-Combine everything (spices and vegetables) given for kababs in food processor (chopper) and mix well.

-Glaze the grill pan with some oil and place the kebabs on it. Cook on medium heat until they are done.

-Take them out in a casserole dish or pyrex dish and place a 2X2 aluminum foil on it. Place the hot white charcoal piece on the aluminum patch and drizzle some oil on it. It will start smoking. Immediately cover it with a heat conducting lid and keep aside until we need it again.

-Prepare for kadai masala.

-Heat oil in a pan and fry chopped onion and ginger garlic paste until the onions are light brown. Add spices, yogurt and tomatoes and cook on high heat with constant stirring until the tomatoes are cooked. Add a splash of water if necessary.

-Now add all the spices and check for the salt and pepper. Adjust if needed.

-Add some water (about ½ cup) and mix well.

-Now add your kababs and cover the pan. Cook on very low heat for 10 minutes.

-Dish out and garnish with some coriander, green chillies and ginger julienne.

-Serve hot with raita, fresh salad and tandoori roti.

Ayesha's kitchen

Serving:

Serves 4.

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