Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Minty Soya kebab & Yogurt mint dip!

Mint is one my favorite herb…. Just for the smell, your dish would turn out the most yummiest and flavorful!
Pretty much, in Indian cuisine mostly biryanis (Mix of rice, meat or vegetables along with spices) are flavored with the mint and cilantro at the end! Just to give an aromatic smell.

I have already written about my mint plants and how to grow easily in my Mint Julep post!
Anyone can grow it, whether you live in studio, apart or house. Just few hours of sunlight make alive your plant.

Advice: grow in pot, great for household use! It spreads widely in moist soil . I do have in ground and pot. But I built a barrier in the ground to stop spreading! The pot is brought back indoor at winter time.

Planting tips:
Take some stems of mint without leaves are fine and plant deeply 3 or 4 stems in the same pot, moist soil and 4 hours of sunlight is ideal. Definitely, you gonna flavor all ur dish with some fresh leaves soon.

Ok, now coming to the recipes, the dip is usually served in Pakistan restaurant for Sheek Kebab and Tandoori chicken. I just wanted to recreate a vegetarian version of sheek kebab and voila you have a healthy protein rich dish to entertain your guests with a flavorful mint dip!


Minty soya kebab & yogurt mint dip



Mint Soya Kebab


Ingredients:

Potato: 2 medium size (cook them and mashed it)
Soya granule: 1 cup ( I used the Morning star brand Soya crumble) or soak in hot water and squeeze out . Rinse with cold water twice and squeeze out all the excess water.
Onion: ½ diced finely
Bengal gram flour: 2 tsp
Breadcrumb: 1 / 4 cup less or more just for rolling the kebab
Oil: 1 or 2 tsp

To be grind
Mint: ¼ cup
Green chilis: 4 or 5
Ginger: small piece (1 tsp)
Garlic: 1 pod (1 tsp)
Dhalia/roasted gram: 1 tbsp

Grind all the ingredients with little water.


Method:
Heat a pan with oil; fry the onion until they turn golden brown. Add the ground masala and fry until th raw smell goes away.
Add the soya granules and salt, let the masala coat well and come together, approx 2 min.
Sprinkle the Bengal gram flour and cook for 2 min.
Finally add the mashed potatoes and switch off the stove and mix well.

Shaping the kebab and bake it
Once the mixture is cooled, make a oblong shape (kebab shape) and roll it in breadcrumb.
Spray some oil in cookie sheet and arrange those kebabs. Preheat the oven for 400 F
Keep the cookie sheet inside for 10 min and just flip the other side to make it golden brown (As the mixture is already cooked) I flipped and broiled for another 5 minutes!
Serve with the minty dip. U can even shape into balls and insert a toothpick before serving.


Mint dip

Ingredients

Yogurt: ¼ cup
Mint: ¼ cup
Green chilis: 4 or 5
Salt: a pinch

Method
Grind the chilis and mint with little amount of water. Beat the yogurt and salt and add the ground paste. The dip is ready!
Great side dipping for any kebab or Tandoori chicken.


My minty flavor dishes re reaching the herb mania started by Dee

38 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo..wht a tempting appetizer..its really tempting and inviting....nice fresh mint dipping tooo...gives cooling effect while thinking of it...yumm

Laavanya said...

Those kebabs look great Cham and I love the idea of a vegetarian kebab with soy granules - must make it very hearty. The yogurt dip sounds like a great pair with this. I grow mint the same way too.. :)

Andhra Flavors said...

great healthy entry!
got granuels stock... seill try soon.

Uma said...

wow, the kebabs and the dip are just awesome cham! Love the tips on planting mint. So useful for me!

Congrats on winning OS2! I am so happy for you dear! Enjoy.

kamala said...

U r rocking Cham...Love the dip.Congrats on ur winning in OS 2.I have bookmarked it.Tomorrow I am going to make wheat idli..Enjoy !!!!

Sunshinemom said...

I just read the recipe and drooo...l! I too love mint in pulav or dips etc.

Illatharasi said...

Kababs and dip looks very delicious!!!
Great innovation:)

Cham said...

Thank you everyone for voting my entry :) I didn't even mention in any posts (just forget it)...

Nags said...

soya kababs are such a nice idea!! love the dip too.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

i admire ur creativity Cham!! instead of seekh kababs, soy kababs!! they look perfect! and thanks for the tips on growing mint at home :-)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Lovely minty stuff..
Great kebab Cham..A sure hit!!

Madhavi said...

Oh kababs looks divine, great great recipe Cham. Mouth-drooling entry and with yogurt mint dip..can't wait to try!!!!

ranji said...

WHOA...those kebabs a can fool any non-veg lovers as meat :)...absoultely deliicous..and the dipping sauce looks cool and refreshing....good one cham :)

sowmya said...

nice recipe..they look delicious too

bee said...

yummy looking recipe. now, if j would make it for me. i'm lazy.

Rachel said...

delectable...Am definitely trying the mint dip....

jayasree said...

Thanks for a veggie version of the kebab. Looks delcious and appetizing too. Yogurt mint dip is very refreshing.

congrats on winning the OS2.

Anisheetu said...

looks yummy... :)

homecooked said...

Wow....these look delicious!Nice entry.

Sireesha said...

WOW.......The kebabs look tempting Cham :))Love the tips on planting...

Hearty Congrats on winning Os2 ....Enjoy :)))))

delhibelle said...

I adore the flavour of mint in veg kabab, and yours look so tempting!

Medhaa said...

Cham this is excellent, Love it I am so excited and want to make it as soon as possible.

A&N said...

Perfect for a picnic! I was wondering if this could be grilled over charcoal?

Cham said...

A& N Try to use the skewer if u want to grill. Just flip once so u won't break it! Perfect for picnic!

bhags said...

i have never worked with soya except for tofu....the kebabs loos really awesome

Divya Vikram said...

I bet I will love the mint dip cham..And congrats Cham for winning OS2..ur recipes always rock!

Sagari said...

love the yogurt dip chamm ,perfect for kebobs

notyet100 said...

nice idea of addin mint leaves in kabab,..combolooks temptin,..

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Pravs said...

wow ! lovely recipe. so tempted to grab the kebabs, dip in yogurt mint dip and pop into my mouth :D

zlamushka said...

this looks authentically good. I am in awe, can only imagine its great taste...
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Jaya said...

Great sizzling appetizers Cham, my mouth is watering ...
hugs and smiles
jaya

Kalai said...

Great use of soy, Cham! The kebabs look delicious!! :)

Shreya said...

Lovely kebabs, and the use of soya and mint is just awesome. The mint dip is really cool too. I usually add a tbsp of yoghurt to my mint chutney with coconut, for the flavour, and not making it thick:-) Congrats on your win.

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

Cham, theres something for u on my blog!

Archy said...

WOw, these kabab are so tempting, very well presented Cham !! Yummy and crispy !!

meeso said...

I can imagine that yogurt mint dip with all kinds of foods, sounds cooling and so tasty!

Namratha said...

The kebabs sound good and the dip..ohh can't wait to try that!