Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bar-B-Q at Park Street and Mutton keema kabab

If you are in real mood to indulge in some rich and spicy food, then Bar-B-Q is the right stop in Kolkata .One can choose from Indian, Chinese and Tandoori cuisine .They have separate section for Chinese and Indian Khana .Enter the restaurant and you are guided to climb the wooden steps, and then you are warmly guided to the respective sections for Chinese and Indian cuisine.
The ambiance was good and rejuvenating .The tables had a paper pasted on which the Chinese Zodiac year and its significance were written , while we waited for meals to be served we utilized this time by reading it and sipping fresh lime soda .Once the meal was served , then there was no stopping for us
While we got some of the great appetizers like Chicken Reshmi Kabab , and Mutton Bara Kabab and for the Main Entrée we ordered Chicken Biryani . I must admit these came at a very reasonable rate of Rs 700 with taxes for two.
We find the chicken reshmi Kabab very delicious, moist and cooked well with spice , a perfect balance of ingredients and spices, However Mutton Bara Kabab turned out to be very rich and spicy , we couldn’t say we enjoy eating it , but this was nothing special too , a pretty ordinary stuff .
Chicken Biryani had a mild flavor of spice and the rice grains were cooked evenly, the two chicken pieces sitting in the serving bowl looks enough for two of us, however my little one joined us in this feast which is very rare , she doesn’t like eating in restaurant, however Chicken Biryani was different ,something delicious for her, She liked the taste and ate on her own. Making this dish kids –friendly makes this restaurant even more like able for us.
When we were leaving the restaurant our little one was given a big red balloon and warm friendly smiles to be remembered .So, next time if you are thinking to visit a family restaurant, drop in to Bar-B-Q at Park Street in Kolkata .

Here is a recipe for Mutton Keema Kabab which we tried making in home , all with the left-over ingredients .This came out surprisingly very good . We had some of the mutton Keema Curry of previous day and some rajma of yesterday night, I just assembled them and with satto powder these were transformed to a lovely and delicious appetizer .I guess in place of satto , Besan ( Gram Flour) can also be used .here how we made it .

Keema Kabab

2 cups of cooked Keema
1 cup of cooked Rajma and urad Dal (Kidney Beans and Black Urad dal ) , I used my left- over Cooked Rajma that was made the day before with all loads of spice .
1cup of satto ( Ganesh Brand or any other Brand that is available near by your area )
½ cup of Bread Crumbs
2 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of red pepper powder (add more for more spicy Kebabs)
3-4 tbs of refined oil or Canola oil
Prepare the Keema Recipe Link For Mutton Keema .

Now to the Preparing of Rajma .

Soak 1 cup of Rajma and ½ cup of Urad Dal overnight . The Other day prepare the Rajma , Transfer the entire Dal to Pressure cooker , add 1tsp of Turmeric powder, 2 tsp of red pepper powder and 2 tsp of salt , add water enough ,Pressure cook the Rajma and Urad Dal. Now Heat up some approx 3-4 tbs of oil, add add 1 inch Cinnamon Stick , 5-6 Cloves , 1tsp of cumin seeds , 1 onions, 2 tsp garlic paste and 2tsp of ginger paste , fry them at med now add 1tsp of coriander powder and 1 tomato chopped , add this fried mixture to the cooked dal , and cook it further for 10 mints till the lentils are mushy ..

Now if you are in a hurry, just get the Cans that are available at many grocery stores like Giant and Wall mart see them under Mexican section probably , and cook them with the spices just like above, however it will take very little time to cook as they are already pre-cooked.
Cool and then take out 1 cup of cooked Dal and Make an even Paste in a mixer.
Make Bread Crumbs in a mixer also. 2 slices of bread makes approx ½ cup of crumbs.

Now to Preparing the Kebabs

To the Crumbs, add salt, red pepper powder, coriander powder .Mix them evenly.
Now add the dal Paste, Crumbs and satto or besan (gram flour) , shape them like Patties of 2 inch Diameter and gently press in your palm to hold the Patties together If you feel the mixture is not getting good patties shape , add more crumbs and satto .Store them in refrigerator for 2-3 hrs before you fry them, this is a must step , if you are preparing these for dinner , make them in advance in afternoon and store them in fridge .

Heat up a griddle or Tava , add 1 tbs of oil, Grease it evenly with oil , place the kebabs and fry them at low for 4 mints each side, if required add oil at the sides of kebabs .Take out in a plate , serve them with onion slices or Baby onions .

Tip- These can be baked also just coat them with oil prior to baking and bake at 375 deg F for 8 mints each side , brushing with oil again when the side is flipped while baking .
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Happy Cooking Friends .


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  2. simply superb Jaya..a very well written entry.

    my quick fix is to mix all dry ingredients (mainly ginger & garlic paste, chopped onion & chillies,salt, chopped coriander) with the keema with a little oil, roll them in balls and bake them (i don't use bread crumbs)

    Love all your recipes and the homely loving touch to them...keep them coming!! :)

  3. It's ages since I ate any kheema cutlets - no thanks to you for making me miss them :)

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  5. Uma,
    thanks girl for thinking about me .

    WoW! that sound very tempting , just a suggestion , post the recipe with pic , I will love it ...thanks Joyeeta for coming here ..

    Its just sheer chance that I made them , some left-over keema curry was sitting in my fridge , and it was looking to me patiently as if asking me what you gonna do with me now ??
    and I came to this recipe ..LOL..
    I accept your honour , will try to post that soon..
    hugs and smiles

  6. Hi, the recipe does not mention when to add the keema?

    1. Hmm....if I don't write it then it's not keema kabab I guess :-))...Anon add when you are mixing it with crumbs+satto+rajma and all the masala ...


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