Monday, July 4, 2011

Karahi Muthi Kabab ( Fried Kababs with Onion & Tomato )

Karahi Muthi Kabab ( Fried Kababs with Onion & Tomato ) ... Kababs made with a blend of ground / minced meat, onion, green chillies, mint, and spices. First, they are marinated, then shallow-fried and lastly cooked with onion, tomato & spices.

This post has been sitting in my drafts for a long time. Don't know why I didn't think of posting this before, as this one is my personal favorite. I love kababs :)

Karahi Muthi Kabab ( Fried Kababs with Onion & Tomato )

*  Prep. Time : 30 minutes
*  Cook Time : 30 - 35 minutes
*  Serves : 4

Ingredients : 

For marinade :
  • 500 gm. ground / minced meat
  • 2 tbsp. roasted chickpeas
  • 1 tsp. dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tbsp. raw papaya paste, optional ( this makes the kababs softer )
  • 1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 tsp. red chillies powder
  • 1 tsp. red chillies, crushed
  • Pinch of nigella seeds, optional
  • 1 tsp. coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. mint / green coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
For frying :
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup oil, for frying
  • 175 gm. onions, peel & cut in thin round slices / rings
  • 175 gm. tomatoes, cut in thin round slices
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. crushed red chillies
  • 1 tbsp. crushed coriander seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. nigella seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. carom seeds ( ajwaain )
  • 2 tbsp. dried pomegranate seeds, crushed
  • 2 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. chopped mint leaves or dried fenugreek leaves ( Kasuri methi )
  • 1/4 tsp. garam masala powder
  • Pinch of nutmeg & mace powder
Method :
  • Grind chickpeas, coconut and poppy seeds to a fine powder.
  • Combine all ingredients ( of marinade ) 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.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying in a large pan / wok.
  • Place kababs ( in a single layer ) and cook on low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes.
  • 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.  
  • Turn heat to Medium- High and fry for few minutes until light brown.
  • Now add all the remaining ingredients. Mix gently.
  • Cook, covered, on very low heat till onions and tomatoes are slightly tender.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Serve hot with rice or Naan. Goes well with tamarind chutney, yogurt raita and salad.
Note :
  • Kababs can be fried ahead of time, but try to cook with onions and tomatoes close to serving time.   
    Linking this to Any One Can Cook : Series 24 , These Chicks Cooked Link Party#6Savory SundayIFTAR NIGHTS , Joy From Fasting To Feasting -IV

    Sending this to " Dish Name Starts with K"

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


      1. Looks so yummy... WOuld love to have it as a starter...

      2. The kebabs are awesome. I have not tried this version before... love the second stage of mixing with extra spices to give added flavour... superb:)

      3. ჱܓOlá, amiga!

        Essa receita é tão deliciosa e delicada por causa das especiarias... o tempero é tudo de bom!!!
        Passei para deixar um abraço.

        Boa semana!


        ♫° 。✿✿ჱܓ

      4. wow!!! mouthwatering and so inviting i also posted on my blog but r recipe is more delicious

      5. I have never tried to make kebabs before. You have given a detailed explanation. Looks really tempting

      6. Hi Ambreen

        kababs are simply mouthwatering. Already drooling over here.

        Hamaree Rasoi

      7. I'm a big fan of kebabs, this sounds really delicious and looks great. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

      8. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments :)

      9. I just love kabobs and these look so good , I will surely try and make them :) .

      10. The kebabs look delicious and yummy.

      11. I love every detail of this recipe, especially the end results. I think, hubby will love this.

      12. Awesome dish..mouthwatering here..

      13. This is avery good idea to serve kabab..Looks great

      14. I love kebabs too!! Thanks for sharing the lovely recipe! Have a great week ahead :)

      15. That sounds like a flavorful and delicious dish!

      16. This looks amazingly tasty. I'll wager it tastes as good as it looks. I hope you have a great day. I hope you had a great day. Blessings...Mary

      17. Looks delicious n yummy..soo tempting..

      18. Woww.. these look great :D

      19. wow..that a yummy treat with that..

      20. hi ambreen, how are you dear..
        i simply love kababs, looks like now i can learn how from you..
        i trust your recipe with full confidence, that the kababs will taste fantastic..
        many thanks for sharing

      21. Thank you all for your kind words. Glad you liked it :)

      22. Thanks Ambreen, for another great recipe!

      23. I want this right now..looks so yummmmmmmmmmmmy....

        Tasty Appetite

      24. Thank you Susan for your kind words. So good to see you :)

        Thank you Jay for your sweet note. I wish I could pass this to you :)

      25. woww. im getting aroma here...i was in search of a cicken sheikk kabab.... if you know plz post it for us :)

      26. Thank you Akeela & Lena for your lovely comments.

        Lena, will surely try to post it soon :)

      27. Wonderful looking kebab dear.I will definitely try yours soon. Bookmarking it.
        I am on a learning spree on these kebabs:) So far I have tried sheekh kebab only and showed my friends from Pak living here to get their opinion. They encouraged me and said it is good....then I got some confidence and tried for a large party and everyone from other countries too like it very much. Now I am going to make yours soon:)

      28. Thank you Viki dear for liking it. Let me know how they turned out if you give them a try. And looking forward to see your Seekh Kabab recipe :)

      29. Double like.. :)) kababs are fantastic.. just the perfect starter.. looks so presentable..

      30. Thank you Mehjabeen for liking it :)

      31. New to me...looks delectable...thank u for linking it to Joy From Fasting To Feasting-IV


      Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

      Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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