BM # 13   Day 7 
Today being the last of this marathon,I am moving from my kitchen to a hotel’s kitchen.This is to show you  the preperation of the kebabs  in a big clay oven.This oven needs  about 10 kgs of coal and takes about an hour to get ready.Once well lit it goes on for about 5 hours.The intensity of the heat, naturally goes down with time.That is the time when those daals are kept to cook.Coming back to kebabs….today ‘s menu has Hara Bhara Kebab.These kebabs are made on the long seekhs…rods.

½ cup………. blanched spinach
½ cup ……….boiled mixed vegetables
½ cup……….. boiled raw bananna
½ cup……….. grated paneer
1tbsp …………ginger garlic paste
1tsp ………… chilly paste
2tbsp….…… .daalia pwd
2tbsp …….….peanuts coarsely crushed
1tsp .…….……kasoori methi
1tsp ……………chaat masala
½ tsp………… garam masala
½ tsp…….….. dhaniya pwd
½ tsp………… red chilly pwd
Coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Chop the  blanched spinach very  finely.Squeeze excess water.
Chop the boiled vegetables also very finely.Squeeze excess water.
Mix all the above ingredients and form a dough.
Shape into long kebabs with wet hands on these seekhs.
The even texture is done with rubbing the kebab gently with wet hands.
Place in the clay oven.check after 10 minutes.
Reverse the seekh and cook the other side.
Place the front of the seekh under water.
Rotate and remove the kebab.
Cut into pieces.
Serve in a chafing dish with some live coal.
This same kebab dough can be used to make shallow fried or deep fried Kebabs .
For deep fried version first test check the kebab,if it breaks then  add extra dalia pwd or bread crumbs.
Serve with mint chutney and tandoori salad.
boiled vegetables
all ingredients put together
the dough
the clay oven
a peep inside ..ah!!..really hot!!
the outlet is sealed at the time it’s lit and unsealed  for removing the ashes.
 on the long seekh
roasted and out of tandoor
cut into pieces
coal in the chafing dish

Friends I hope you enjoyed this Kebab series as much as I did.Thanks to Srivalli for getting me addicted to these marathons.This way it gets a compulsion to cook and get innovative .Thanks to all other friends who put in words of appreciation.And for those of you who have joined in the second week ,missing out the first here is a small recap of  kids lunch box check!!

Hara Bhara Kebab

20 thoughts on “Hara Bhara Kebab”

  1. Ya guys this is the big tandoor..n @Harini..we have a hotel the kitchen has this big tandoor!!..and @Smitha trust me I would love to have any of my blogger friend visiting me..ya the restaurant too….n @Anjali I am glad I could capture these ..because it was a real job getting the inside of the oven with the heat literally killing me!!
    a big thanks to all of you there:)

  2. That's really some pictures Vaishali..thanks for sharing your hotel stuff..I would love to visit a hotel kitchen, though I know it will be very tough..thanks for sharing such wonderful dishes..glad I got you hooked!..:)

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