Lucknawi style Vegetarian Kebab
I grew up in the "City of Nawabs", Lucknow and am easily identifiable with my "Lehza" or way of speaking no matter wherever in the world I may be. The "aap" and "pehle aap" are very dear to my heart.
Kebabs is a food synonymous with Lucknow albeit non-vegetarian varieties like the galawati kebab, which tops the charts. Nevertheless, being a vegetarian one should not be at a disadvantage. So here I am presenting the Vegetarian kebabs from a Lucknawi.
Kebabs are synonymous with Lucknow albeit non-vegetarian varieties like the galawati kebab, which tops the charts. Nevertheless, being a vegetarian one should not be at a disadvantage.
Nawabi Vegetarian Kebabs
To be boiled together in pressure cooker
1 cup chana dal soaked overnight
1/2 cup bottle gourd
1 tsp garam masala
1 inch ginger
4 garlic cloves
1 badi elaichi
1/2 inch cinamon stick
1/4 cup water
For mixing later on
1 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves
3 finely chopped green chillies (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped veggie of choice
Wash and boil the ingredients together with minimum water. Four whistles should be fine.
Pick out the badi elaichi and cinnamon stick.
Blend into a fine paste in a mixer with no added water or 1 tsp if difficult to blend.
Add the remaining ingredients.
Shape into flattened disks like kebabs and cook on a flat tawa.
Serve the kebabs with mint/coriander chutney or mint raita.
Enjoy and feel the Nawabi Spirit!!!!