Sunday, February 04, 2007

MBP : Hare Chane ke Kebab - Green Garbanzo Kebabs

Superbowl came and went and I still hadn't posted the recipe for this dish. I was bone tired after driving all the way to Chico, CA, participating in the college recruitment session and then driving back home. Add to that, poor K was in such a miserable shape, thanks to the Allergy season. He has been under the weather this entire fortnight ... anyhu to cut a long story short. My apologies and here is the recipe.
My friends M & J had hosted the Superbowl party at their house on Sunday and this was my contribution. (Wonderful party and wonderful spread M & J).
This is my entry for the super MBP event that dear Coffee has organized. I was inspired by Indira Thanks Indira for this super delicious and easy to make finger food. :)

1 packet frozen green garbanzo. (Keep it outside for a little while, so that the garbanzo can thaw)
1/2 cup greek style 2% yogurt
3 Thai serrano chillies
2 fat cloves garlic
1" ginger
1 tbsp grated coconut
4-5 curry leaves
2 tbsp besan (Chickpea flour)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 small red onion, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Cooking Spray

Grind to a paste together - chillies, coconut, curry leaves, garlic cloves, ginger.

Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. When they begin to sizzle, add the chopped onion. Cook till the onion turns a light brown. Add the green garbanzo and cook for about 5-7 minutes. Add the yogurt and salt and mix well. Cook on low flame, constantly mashing the chickpeas with a potato masher, till it is of a paste consistency. Cook till the water evaporates. Now add the besan and mix well. Check and adjust the seasoning. Let cool.

Heat a flat bottomed pan and coat lightly with cooking spray. Take about 2 tbsp of the garbanzo mix and roll into a ball shape between your palms. Gently flatten it. Cook on low heat till both sides turn a nice brown. Serve with a chutney of your choice and enjoy !


Coffee said...

HUH!!!! Everyone is on a tempting spree!!!!!! Putting a nice and beautiful pic and then saying come back soon!!!!! :)

Seema said...

how beatiful!!!. They looks so good. I loved the plate in which you served them too. Nice presentation gal!!1 Eagarly waiting for the recipe.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

hey this looks awesome.Just cant remove my eyes out of this pics.

Trupti said...

Lookin' good! Love the colors of your appropriate for the upcoming Valentine's day!
Come back with the recipe!

just for fun said...

that looks awesome. nice waiting for the recipe

Coffee said...

AWesome!!!! Simply great :)

Diane said...

How much in size/weight is one package? I have some fresh ones from the local grocery and would love to make this, but have no idea how the measurement compares...

Looks great!

Sangeeta said...

Hi Diane,

Thanks for stopping by. 1 packet roughly equals about 2 cups. I hope this helps.

Lakshmiammal said...

Lovely dish on a beautiful plate!

Seema said...

Here comes the recipe. Thanx buddy

Anonymous said...

Hey Sangeeta, beautiful picture (and of course the kebobs were awesome). M says "hey - he also hosted the SB party!" He probably just wants to be included on your blog!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for indulging the wish of an aging man...
you spoil us!