Thursday, April 12, 2012

Muthian Salan ( Kabab Curry )

Muthian Salan or Kabab Curry ...  kababs made with ground meat and cooked in a yogurt based curry.

Muthian Salan or Kabab Curry
Serves : 4 - 6

Ingredients :

For Muthian / Kabab :
  • 500 gm.  ground / minced meat
  • 2 tbsp.  roasted chickpeas { can substitute with gram flour ( Besan ) }
  • 1 tsp.  dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp.  poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp.  garam masala
  • 1 tsp.  ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp.  salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 1/2 tsp.  red chillies powder
  • Pinch of nigella seeds, optional
  • 1 tsp.  coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp.  fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
For Curry :
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 250 gm.  onions, thinly sliced
  • 250 gm.  yoghurt
  • 1 tsp.  cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp.  ginger garlic paste
  • 6 - 8 black pepper
  • 4 - 5 cloves
  • 2 large cardamom
  • 2 - 3 small cardamom
  • 2 inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp.  coriander powder
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp.  red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  turmeric powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp.  garam masala powder
  • Pinch of each ( green cardamom, nutmeg & mace; ground )
  • 2 tbsp.  fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Method :
  • Grind chickpeas, coconut and poppy seeds to a fine powder.
  • Combine all ingredients of Muthian / Kabab in a large bowl. Mix well and let stand 1/2 an hour to blend flavors.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture in your hands. With wet hands, shape mixture into thin sausage shapes about 4" long. Set aside. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and fry on medium heat till light brown.
  • Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper.
  • Combine yoghurt, cumin seeds and fried onions in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, black pepper, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon stick in the pan and fry for few seconds.
  • Add coriander powder, red chillies powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Stir and add the blended paste.
  • Add ( 1/2 cup ) water and cook, covered, on medium heat till water dries and the sides leave oil.
  • Now add the prepared Muthian / Kabab in a single layer over curry.
  • Cook on low heat, moving the pan occasionally for 15-20 minutes or until kabas are done.
  • Add little water, if the gravy is very thick and bring to a boil.
  • Sprinkle garam masala, cardamom, nutmeg & mace powder.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with Naan / Chappati.
Note :
  • Don't stir kababs with spoon as they are tender and can break. Just move the pan occasionally to turn the kababs. Kababs will leave water during cooking, cook till water dries out and kababs are cooked through. 
  • The amount of water added to the curry depends on how thick you want the curry to be.

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Interesting... I've never seen kabab cooked this way. Thanks for the note :)

    1. Thanks Nash. Hope you will try it someday :)

  2. I like the taste of poppy seeds in meat dishes. These Kabobs are making me rethink my dinner menu for tomorrow.

    1. Glad to hear that you liked these. Hope you try them :)

  3. Awesome recipe !!!! You made so perfectly looks so decetable !!!!!

  4. Till the time they invent the technology to teleport kababs, let me just drool over them from here.


  5. I am bookmarking this recipe. My family is gonna love this! It looks lip smacking good. Great post!

  6. kabab looks delicious and lovely clicks .......

  7. Seeing this preparation for the first time..looks spicy and yummy.

  8. Wow makes me drool..looks spicy and delicious.

  9. Omg, super tempting kabab curry,makes me hungry..

  10. Though I myself am unable to eat this curry, I can appreciate how wonderfully delicious it looks and how creative the dish itself is :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  11. I may not be able to eat this curry myself but I still can appreciate how delicious and enticing it looks :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. these look so very tasty!.......loaded with flavour......yum

  13. salan looks extremely delicious Ambreen , its actually making me hungry :) I am thinking of warm parathas to dig in :)

  14. That looks absolutely delicious!

  15. hi ambreen. delicious looking kebab in gravy. i want to learn use poppy seeds also. wonder if it is addictive. have a nice day

  16. Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy.

  17. Quite a unique dish!
    It's not for me (as I'm a veg) but it still looks very very good.

  18. Ambreen a great temting dish ....super presentation too...

  19. Beautifully prepared! And yummy, too :)

  20. This salan looks so rich and fancy!

  21. Interesting! That looks delicious. =)
    Anyway, thank you for followed my blog.

  22. Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments :)

  23. Looks great the kebab....

  24. wow...super yummy ...different 1 tooo...awesome..

  25. So beautiful, and such amazing flavors! My family would love this!

  26. wat a gorgeous treat..the flavors are just wonderful
    Tasty Appetite

  27. Hi Ambreen! This looks delish and I love the presentation. I can just imagine the wonderful smell coming from the spices! I so want to try this.

    Thanks for linking up last week on Teagan's Travels. I so hope you'll be able to join us this week for the party going on now.

    Thanks! Michelle

  28. These kababs are very similar to our Greek soutzoukakia! They look delicious!

  29. How delicious! I've never attempted a curry before, but seeing your recipe and the gorgeous finished photo have given me the confidence that I might just be able to pull it off! My hubby loves curry and I think he'll be quite happy about it. Thanks so much for sharing it and for the inspiration, Ambreen! ~Mary

  30. This looks so very good!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. We're so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back soon. -The Sisters

  31. That looks fabulous Ambreen! Another one for me to pin to make later!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  32. That sounds SOO good! I think I'm going to pin this and start rounding out the ingredients.:)

  33. This has been featured today on Serenity Saturday Link Party!
    Natasha xxx

  34. What a beautiful Curry, I can almost smell the wonderful blend of flavors as this simmers away. I would just love to have a serving of this dish! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  35. Hey I just wanted to let you know that you were featured at our Naturally-Nifty Party yesterday!! Stop by and grab a featured button to brag with!! Thanks for linking up!

    Also don't forget to link up this week!

  36. Oh my gosh! I love this! I have to try this sometime. I am getting sick of my curry recipes. I need to try a new one!

    There is a passion parade going on right now in my blog. I would LOVE for you to share this :)


  37. Looks wonderful!! I have got to try this!!

  38. This looks really good. I have never cooked with curry but want to try. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time!

    1. Thank you Ellena & Mindie for liking it :)


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