Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Palak khichdi (Spinach rice)


Rice - 2 cups
Split pigeon peas (toor dal) - 1 cup
Spinach - 3 cups finely chopped
Onion - 1 no finely chopped
Tomato - 1/2 no finely chopped
Ginger-garlic-green chilly paste - 1 tblsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Black pepper - 3-4 nos
Cloves - 3-4 nos
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 3-4 cloves finely chopped
Dry red chillies - 3-4 nos
Ghee/Oil - 3 tblsps 
Salt as per taste 


1. Wash the rice and toor dal together. Soak it in a water for 1/2 hour.
2. Heat oil/ghee in a pan. Add black pepper, cloves and cumin seeds to it. Saute it for 30 seconds.
3. Add turmeric powder and chopped onion. Saute it for 5 mins.
4. Once the onion is slightly brown in color add ginger, garlic and chilly paste to it. Saute for 2 mins.
5. Add chopped tomato to it, and saute it till oil starts to ooze out from it.
6. Once oil starts oozing out, add chopped spinach, soaked rice and dal to it. Mix all well.
7. Keep mixing for 2-3 mins. Add 1 tsp garam masala powder and salt as per taste. 
8. Add water as per the quantity of rice and dal. It will be around 3-4 cups. 
9. Let the rice cook completely.
10. In another pan heat 2 tblsps of ghee/oil. Add chopped garlic to it. Once garlic gets browned, add dry red chillies to it and saute it for 1 minute.
11. Once, the rice is cooked remove it in a serving plate. Pour 1 tblsp of garlic and red chilly temper on it and serve hot.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mutton seekh kebab (Minced goat meat kebab)

 Mutton seekh kebab


Minced goat meat - 500 grm
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tblsps
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 2 tblsps
Garam masala - 1 tblsp
Black pepper powder - 1 tblsp
Aamchur powder (Dry mango powder) - 2 tblsps
Coriander - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Egg - 1 no
Butter - 3 tblsps
Salt as per taste
Kebab sticks or bamboo sticks
Chat masala, onion and tomato for garnish


1. Wash the minced meat thoroughly and let it strain for 1/2 hour. After 1/2 hour pat dry the meat with kitchen paper towel.
2. Add chopped onion, coriander, turmeric, red chilly powder, black pepper powder, garam masala, aamchur powder, 2 tblsps butter and salt as per taste.
3. Add one whole beaten egg to the minced meat and mix it well. Cover it and keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour for marination.
4. After 1 hour remove it from the refrigerator. Make medium sized balls of it. Apply some water on your hand and with the use of it roll each ball on the kebab stick or bamboo sticks in a shape of sausage.
5. Meanwhile put the oven for preheating at 275 degree celcius for 10-15 minutes.
6. Put all the kebab sticks in oven for roasting. After every 5 minutes apply some butter on one side of the kebabs. Then roll them to another side and apply butter onto it.
7. Roast the kebabs for 15 minutes.
8. After 15 miutes remove it from the oven. Remove it from the sticks and place it on the serving plate.
9. Sprinkle some chat masala over it and serve it hot with onion, tomato and lemon wedge.


1. If you do not have the sticks you can make use of any cooking spoon which has round handle. Apply meat on it and remove it from the spoon very carefully and put it in the oven for baking.
2. If you dont want to make it in the oven, you can shallow fry it on a pan too.
3. Instead of goat meat you can use beef, chicken or pork as per your choice.