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Monday, December 8, 2008
Eid Mubarak! ,Kofta(meat and vegetable) Pulao
Eid-ul-adha mubarak to all the viewers celebrating Eid!
The festive meat and vegetable kofta pulao recipe. I'll let the pictures do the talking as I'm off for Eid celebration:)
4cups long grain Basmati rice
1 medium onion,finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
Pinch of saffron dissolved in 2 tablespoon of lukewarm milk
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon chilly powder
2 green chillies
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup mint leaves and cilantro chopped
1 teaspoon salt
toasted almonds for garnish
Wash rice and soak it for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a saucepan on medium high flame. Add chopped onions and cumin seeds. saute for until lightly brown about 6-7 minutes and add ginger garlic paste. saute until aromatic about 2-3 minutes,stir in chilly powder. Drain the water from rice and mix in and cook until rice turns pearly about 2 minutes. Now add 4 cups of water,saffron milk and chopped mint and cilantro. Cover and cook until all water is dry about 20 minutes. Garnish with koftas ,fried onions,almonds on top.
The recipe is same as my green kababs,you can skip the spinach in the recipe and shape the kababs in to balls.
1 big potato
1/2 cup broccoli florets
3-4 baby carrots
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 green chillies ,finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon or more Chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon each of cumin and coriander powder.
2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro\coriander leaves
2 tablespoon Olive oil or Vegetable oil
11/2 tablespoon chick pea flour (besan) or 1/4 cup of bread crumbs
Boil the vegetables,Potatoes separately. Peel and mash the potatoes.Squeeze out excess water from the boiled veggies and mix in the potatoes.The koftas may break if the veggies are watery.Mix in all the other ingredients except the oil.knead to form a smooth mixture.Shape in to walnut size balls.
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat,add just few drop of oil and start roasting the koftas.Turn occasionally to cook all sides,add a teaspoon of oil after 2 minutes and cook some more while turning them around.Add another teaspoon of oil if needed,using lot of oil will break the koftas.When lightly brown on all sides koftas are ready to serve.