Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Know About Kebabs

Few Famous Kebab!!

Galawati One of the more delicate kebabs from South Asia, made of minced goat / buffalo meat. Legend has it that the galawati kebab was created for an aging Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow who lost his teeth, but not his passion for meat dishes.

‘Galawati’ means “melt in your mouth” and was perfect for the toothless Nawab who continued savouring this until his last days.
Traditionally, green papaya is used to make it tender. After being mixed with a few select herbs and spices (great chefs rarely reveal what they are exactly), the very finely ground meat is shaped into patties and fried in pure ghee until they are browned.

Kakori kebab is a South Asian kebab attributed to the city of Kakori In Uttar Pradesh, India. There is much folklore about this famous kebab that takes its name from a small hamlet called Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow.
One such story says that the kakori kebab was created by the Nawab of Kakori, Syed Mohammad Haider Kazmi, who, stung by the remark of a British officer about the coarse texture of the kebabs served at dinner, ordered his rakabdars (gourmet cooks) to evolve a more refined seekh kebab.
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Chapli kebab is a patty made from beef Mince and is one of the popular barbecue meals in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The word Chapli comes from the Pashto word Chaprikh which means flat. It is prepared flat and round and served with naan. The dish originates from Mardan, Mardan is famous for chapli kabab not only locally but also internationally.

Umar Kabab at Mardan City, Daood and Farman Kabab from Takht Bai, Mayar Kabab from Mayar and Shankar Kabab are famous around the country in all seasons. In Mansehra, shinkiari and ichrean are very famous for chapal kabab.

Shaami kebab
Shami kebab (Urdu: شامی کباب, Hindi: शामी कबाब), or Shami Tikka (Urdu: شامی تکہ, Hindi: शामी टिक्का), is a popular Pakistani and Indian style ofkebab, that is composed of small patty minced mutton or Beef, ground chickpeas and spices.

Shami kebabs are an extremely popular snack in Pakistan. They are often garnished with lemon juice and/or sliced raw onions, and are usually eaten with chutney made from mint or coriander. They are also served along with Sheer Khurma on Muslim Eid Days.
A variation of Shami kebab is also found in Bangladeshi cuisine. The recipe is almost the same, but has a different taste from the original.
 Warm Regards: Chef Ravi Rai