Beef Shaami Kabab

Shaami Kebab is very famous in Pakistani home cooking and part of almost all traditional family dinner. They really compliment the rice dishes like pulao or biryani and everyone love these babies. This is my recipe, brought to you after testing many recipes and variations. This is the finest and the best one. So next time, make it for your friends and family and tell them about Ayesha’s Kitchen 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kilo beef topside chunk
  • 2 cups channa daal (soaked overnight)
  • 2 onions cut into half
  • 8 small green chillies
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspn freshly crushed ginger
  • 2 tbspns coriander seeds
  • 4 dried chillies
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • Salt
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 tbspn cumin
  • 1 large cardamom
  • 2 small cardamoms
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 3 cups water

EXTRAS

  • A bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies, finely chopped
  • Some mint, finely chopped (OPTIONAL)
  • ½ cup lemon juice

FOR FRYING

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups oil for shallow frying

Method

  • Combine all the ingredients in a pressure cooker or a cooking pan and cook with a lid on top until everything is tender. For pressure cooker, 1 hour and normal cooking time is 2 hours.
  • Take off the lid and allow it to cool. Don’t worry if it is a bit runny, that will make the kebabs moist. Pulse grind in food processor and take out the mixture in a mixing bowl. Add all the extras and mix.
  • Make flat patties with thickness of 1.5 cm and diameter of 7 cm. Approx.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying. Dip the kebabs in egg wash and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with ketchup or mint sauce.

You can freeze them for 1 month.

 

 

Aalu Channa Chaat

There are some things I love about this salad/ chaat:

1. It is a crowd pleaser
2. No special ingredients needed, pretty much everything you usually have at home
3. A good recipe addition to your weight loss diet plan.

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpea (drained)
  • 2 large potatoes (cut into cubes and boiled)
  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
  • A bunch of coriander, a bunch of mint and 3 small green chillies, crushed fresh
  • 4 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 tspn heapful chaat masala (you can add more if you want it hot)
  • 3 tbspns tamarind sauce

Method:

  • Prepare everything according to the instructions; Peel, cut and boil potatoes, chop onions and tomatoes, crush coriander and other stuff, drain and wash chick peas and squeeze lemon.
  • Mix everything together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hr and serve.

Easy as.

Fried Batere (Fried Quails) (Desi Style)

Bater is Urdu name for quails. These are small chicken like birds with very less quantity of meat but they are very famous in Pakistani (specially Gujranwala City) and Lebanese cuisine. In Pakistan, there are 3 methods of cooking Quails, in curry, fried or barbecued. This is my version of fried quails. I add spices and herbs and fry with a thin coating of gram flour to give it crunchy outside.

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Ingredients:

  • 24 batere (quails, skinless)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 – 1 ½ tbspns Red chilli flakes
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • 1 tbspn cracked dried coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn minced garlic
  • 1 tspn fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tspn carom seeds
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn chaat masala
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 2 green chillies (chopped finely)
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbspns mint, chopped
  • 4 lemons (small size) (squeezed, seedless)
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • Oil or deep frying

Method:

  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the spices, lemon and vinegar into a thick paste.
  • Take a big, not very deep platter and pat dry the quails. Apply this spice paste to the quails and keep aside for 1 hour in refrigerator. This will help in marination and maintaining the shape of the bird.
  •  After one hour of refrigeration, add gram flour and mix with the juices, lemon and vinegar without adding any additional liquid.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan, wok or kadai and fry in batches depending on the size of your wok. 5 – 8 mins per quail on medium heat.
  • Serve them on a platter with some lemon slices, green chillies and fresh coriander.

Salad Raita

Salad Raita is a Pakistani home condiment served with Biryani, Pulao or any other spicy rice or spicy dish. I like it with Pulao and Shaami Kabab or Biryani. This time whenever you make Biryani, try this and don’t forget to leave a comment below 😉

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbspn chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbspn chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tspn chopped green chillies
  • Some chaat masala
  • 2 cups thick natural yogurt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cucumber with skin cut into small cubes
  • 1 red onion cut into small cubes
  • 1 tomato deseeded and cut into small cubes
  • Some salt

Procedure:

-Whip yogurt with a fork and add water if you are using very thick yogurt.

-Adjust salt to taste.

-Add coriander, mint and green chillies and mix.

-Now add all other vegetables and stir.

-Dish out and dust with some chaat masala.

-Chill and serve with Biryani, Pulao or any roast meat.

Muthi Kabab

Another variation of Seekh Kabab …..

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 700 g beef mince (20% fat 80% meat)
  • 2 medium sized onion
  • 4 – 8 green chillies
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbspn ginger
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tomato deseeded and chopped fine
  • ½ bunch of fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 2 tspn gram flour (pan roasted)
  • Oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

-In an electric chopper, chop onion, garlic, ginger and green chillies together. Take this mixture in your hand (little by little) and squeeze access water and keep it aside.

-In a deep mixing bowl, put mincemeat and add all the spices, onion mixture, chopped tomatoes and coriander. Add egg and mix with your hands. Mix, mix and mix until well combined.

-Keep aside for 10 minutes.

-Now take a handful of this mixture and give them oval like shape, like seekh kabab but without whole.

-Fill a skillet with oil to 5cm.

-Fry the kababs and serve hot with tamarind sauce or podina raita.

Chicken Ki Tikkian

Need a tasty idea for a tea party or a great side dish for desi dinners??????????
Here you go …….

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 750 gms to 1 kg chicken mincemeat (with fats)
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 green chillies
  • A bunch of coriander
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 tbspns crushed ginger
  • 1 tspn chaat masala
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken powder
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • 3 tbspns lemon juice
  • 2 tbspns chilli flakes
  • 2 tbspns breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbspn cracked dried coriander
  • ½ tspn cumin and ½ tspn carom seeds (pan roasted and crushed in mortar and pestle)
  • Some oil for shallow frying

Procedure:

-Chop onion, green chillies and coriander in food processor.

-In a deep mixing bowl, combine chicken mince and all the spices along with ginger garlic paste.

-Now take a handful of chopped onion, chilli and coriander and squeeze excess water out of it. Mix in the chicken mixture.

-Mix well.

-Heat oil in a frying pan.

-Now with wet hands make medium sized, 1 cm think flat roundels and fry until they are crispy brown. Flip sides and after some time take them out onto your serving dish.

-Serve hot with chutney or raita.

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