Friday, March 22, 2013

Hara Tawa Kebab (Griddle- roasted spinach and gram kebab)

Yes, its another recipe from "Awadhi Cuisine" a Hara Tawa kebab. It a Griddle roasted spinach and gram kebab.It is a soft and healthy kebab good for kids as well. Other vegetarian kebabs in Awadhi cuisine include Dalcha Kebab, Kathal ke Kebab, Arbi ke Kebab, Rajma Galoti Kebab (kidney bean kebab cooked with aromatic herbs), Zamikand ke Kebab (Lucknowi yam kebabs), etc.

Adapted from "Oudhyana" from Taj Residency Lucknow

Serve:             4
Preparation time:             1 hour
Soaking time:                  30 minutes


For the Bengal gram paste
Split Bengal gram:                              600 grams
Turmeric powder:                              1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder:                              1 teaspoon
Ginger paste:                                      1 tablespoon
Garlic paste:                                       1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

For the kebabs
Oil:                                                     40 ml
Cumin Seed:                                       1 tablespoon
Spinach:                                             150 grams (blanched & pureed)
Dried fenugreek leafs:                         1 teaspoon
Garam masala:                                   2 teaspoon
White pepper:                                    1/2 teaspoon
Corn flour:                                         50 grams
Salt to taste.


1) Soak split bengal gram in water for 15-20 minutes.
2) Put in a cooking pot adding 1 liter water, and cook for 30 minutes or till soft.
3) Combine with turmeric powder, chilli powder, garlic and ginger paste. Sprinkle some water in a pan and cook on medium heat till dry.
4) Cool and grind it to a fine paste. Paste should be really fine.
5) Heat 2 teaspoon oil and crackle cumin seeds. Add spinach puree and cook till oil separates.
6) Add Bengal gram paste and simmer on low heat. Add dried fenugreek leaf powder (kasoori methi) and garam masala powder. Season it.
7) Divide the mixture into kebabs of 75 grams each and coat it with corn flour.
8) Heat 2 teaspoons oil and swallow fry the kebabs till golden brown.
9) Serve hot with cold yogurt dip.


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