Dahi ke Kebab

Dahi ke Kebab

Kamaal ke Kebab!

Creamy Verka Dahi marries wholesome Verka Paneer to make these much loved ‘Dahi ke Kebabs’! It is a popular snack at weddings and other occasions. We all relish their melt-in-the-mouth texture, but seldom attempt to make them in our kitchen. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Verka Paneer, grated
  • 3 tubs Verka Dahi (400(space) gm each)
  • 1 tbsp Verka Ghee
  • 1/3 cup puffed rice (murmurey) or pressed rice (chiwda)
  • ½ -1 tsp powdered sugar
  • ½ cup ‘maida’ for coating
  • 1 tbsp chopped, fresh dhaniya
  • 1-2 chopped green chili
  • Salt, chili powder, garam masala to taste
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • 2 tbsp mint chutney

 

Method:

  • Place the dahi in a square piece of muslin (mulmul) and hang it to release all the liquid (about 3-4 hours).
  • Take the firm, thick dahi in a bowl. Add fresh dhaniya, green chili, salt, garam masala, chili powder, and puffed rice. Mix well.
  • Allow the mixture to stand for 20-30 minutes. By then, any surplus liquid will get absorbed by the puffed rice.
  • In another bowl, mix the grated paneer with the mint chutney, sugar and chili powder. This will be the stuffing for the kebabs.
  • Take small portions of the dahi mixture and flatten out on your palm. Make a hollow in the centre.
  • Place a little bit of the paneer filling within the hollow and enclose well to form a ball.
  • With a light dusting of ‘maida’, flatten and shape the balls into ‘tikkis’.
  • Drizzle a fry pan with Verka Ghee, and add all the kebabs in it. Shallow fry till golden brown and flip over to cook the other side. A little more ghee can be added at this stage.
  • Remove the ‘tikkis’ from the pan on to an absorbent paper towel. Serve hot after sprinkling some chaat masala. Chutney or tomato ketchup team well with these kebabs.

 

Note: Don’t flip over the kebabs till they are firm, or they will break open. Instead of puffed rice, you can also use powdered lotus seeds (makhana). For a crunchy center, you can also use roasted, crushed peanuts and minced onions along with the paneer