Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Vegetarian Shami Kabab

Last week we had snow again.  I was cleaning my freezer and I found this pack of frozen Suran.  My kids and DH was asking something to eat and I got this idea of using the suran.  My mom used to make them as for evening snack.  

340gms Suran cut into cubes (I used 1 full bag of frozen Suran)
2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1-2 green chilies
2 tbsp cilantro
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp cumin powder
3 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1/2 cup bread crumbs


Oil the hands and then peel and cut the suran.  I need not do this since I was using frozen and cubed suran. 
Boil them in water added with turmeric and salt till soft. I microwaved the suran cubes with salt and turmeric.
Drain the water completely.
In a food processor put the cooked and cooled suran, ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, lemon juice, all spices and grind to a fine paste.
Remove in a bowl, adjust the salt and then gradually add bread crumbs till you get a binding texture.
Make flat Kababs about 2 inches diameter and shallow fry in oil on a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour and nicely crispy on one side and then turn over to the other side.
These are very delicate and needs gentle handling, especially while turning over. 
A perfect veg version of Shami Kabab.
Serve with pudina chutney and raw onions.  I will post the recipe of pudina chutney sometime later.