Feb 7, 2008

Soya kebabs

I am a housewife, home maker so I stay need to take care of any household stuffs that arise. Well in that case cooking tops the list of my errands I have go through whole day. I feel energetic when it comes to cooking something new.

I really don’t mind trying any thing that sounds great and seems to be palatable. Now days most of the magazines carry ample of information about health and choosing food consciously. There is good saying that "U ARE WHAT U EAT".

So hence cooking healthy food is sometimes a challenge. It is very important that we take a note of the ingredients we consume. There are variety of healthy food available in the market so selecting them according to ur taste is not at all out of reach . Soy is considered to very nutrituios and is loaded with protein and calcium. I had once picked few packets of Soy granules from the supermarket which I had seldom used.


While planning for the dinner menu, I searched my pantry for any clues. Oh I got it. SOY GRANULES. WOW! what an interesting ingredient. Well I always utilizes them for curries when I ran short of veggies. So curries for tonight!. NO, not really. Suddenly I got this wonderful idea of making Soya Kebabs. I thought of doing the same way I make Shammi kababs.

I soaked some mince soya in hot water and also soaked some Channa daal.




Here is the recipe

INGRIEDENTS

2 cups Soya Granules minced and Soaked
½ cupChanna dal
1small onion chopped finely
1tsp Ginger paste
1 tsp Garlic minced
2 to 3 Green chillies
½ cupCoriander chopped
¼ cup Mint chopped
1tbslp Gram Masala
1tspCumin seeds
Lemon juice to taste

Satay sticks soaked in a water

Method

Pressure cook the channa dal. Drain excess the liquid and grind it. Drain the water from soya mince. Heat oil on a pan . Splutter cumin seeds and fry onions. Add ginger and garlic. Finally add Channa dal paste and soya mince.

Saute for couple of minutes. Tranfer them to a bowl and add rest of the ingredients. Add salt and if u feel it is not binding, add some wheat germ or bread crumbs.

Hold the stick and carefully bind small amount of soya mixture. Line a baking tray with a foil or a baking sheet. Spray oil. Arrange them leaving enough space in between. Brush the kababs with oil.

Place the baking tray on a preheat oven. Bake them at 250 c for 10 mins. Turn those sticks and brush them with oil and then bake further for 10 mins.

Serve them with a hint of chaat masala and Lemon juice .



This is my contribution to Susan of food blogga for Beautiful bones

2 comments:

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I just love soy, and kebabs are so much fun to eat. So who wouldn't love this recipe? I'm happy to hear that healthy eating is so important to you, Shibani, as it is to me too. Thanks for a great entry!

Cheers,
Susan

Richa said...

These look so tempting. I searched my recipe collection for some new recipe where I can use soya granules as I always make marinated grilled soya kababs on skewers with green peppers and onion.
Thanks for sharing. I would give a try.
Good Luck
Richa