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Friday, 3 September 2021

Falahari Seekh Kebab


Falahari Seekh Kebab is a healthy and delicious vegetarian snack that can serve both as a party starter and as a fasting food (vrat ka khana). Made from a handful of simple ingredients like raw banana, amaranth flour, peanuts, and some basic Indian spices, these flavorful vegetarian kebabs can be made under 30 minutes from scratch with an easy-to-follow recipe. The kebabs are vegan, gluten-free, and Satvik. Falahari Seekh Kebab can be paired with Falahari Green Apple Mint chutney and some salad and served as a healthy snacks, appetizer or as fasting food. 


What is Seekh Kebab?

Seekh Kebab is a type of kebab, popularin south asia, made with spiced minced or ground meat. Usually lamb, beef, chicken, formed into cylinders on skewers and grilled. It is typically cooked in a tandoor or barbecue.

Seekh Kebabs are soft and succulent, seasoned with spices and herbs and served with salad, raita , lemon wedge and green chutney.


What goes into my Falahari version of Seekh Kebab ? The ingredients:

  • Raw Banana: The key ingredient of these falahari kebabs is fiber rich raw banana or kacha kela.
  • Amaranth Flour: Rajgira atta or Amarath flour is  gluten-free and acts as a binding agent in these kebabs.
  • Roasted Peanuts:Roasted peanuts add a lovely crunch to the kebabs. 
  • Green Chilies: Finely chopped green chilies are added for the spicy kick. You may skip it if making the kebab for kids.
  • Black Pepper Powder: Freshly ground black pepper corn adds a lovely flavor to the kebab.
  • Rock Salt: Sendha Namak or rock salt is usually used in Falahari snacks.
  • Oil for shallow frying the kebabs.
  • Coriander : Fresh coriander leaves adds a lovely refreshing flavor to the kebabs
  • Cumin seeds: Cumin seeds are usually used in Falahari snacks.  


Video Recipe for Falahari Seekh Kebab
                         


Related Event: These healthy and delicious Falahari Seekh Kebab are featured in the Kebab theme proposed by our host for the month Sujata. I have bookmarked her Veg Galouti Kebab or the lentil kebab to try out soon. My partner Kalyani gave me set of ingredients as per the theme rules using which i made these Falahari Kebabs. Kalyani made healthy Corn and swiss Chard kebabs in Air fryer. using the set of secret ingredients i gave her.

Dietary Notes: These Falahari Seekh Kebabs are
  • Satvik (No-Onion- No-Garlic)
  • Vegetarian 
  • Healthy and delicious fasting food
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan snacks
  • Party starters/Appetizer
  • Kid friendly
  • Diabetic friendly


Health Benefits of Raw Banana: Before we move ahead with the recipe, let us have a look at the health health benefits of including raw banana in our daily diet.
  • Raw Banana is rich in dietary fiber which is good for our gut health and digestion.
  • Like the ripe banana, raw banana is also rich in vitamins and potassium.
  • Raw banana is good for our heart health, diabetes and aids in weight loss.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 Seekh Kebab

Ingredients:
  • 3 Raw Banana
  • 1/4 th cup Amaranth flour/ Rajgira atta
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Rock salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • Oil for shallow frying the kebabs
Method:
  1. Rinse the raw bananas under running water.
  2. Pat dry, slice the top and bottom and cut each raw banana into 2 parts.
  3. Steam the raw bananas in a steamer for 10-12 minutes. You can also cook the raw bananas in a pressure cooker.
  4. Peel the raw banana on completetly cooling down. Mash it with a potato masher.
  5. Transfer it to a mixing bowl with finely chopped green chilies, amaranth flour, roasted peanuts, finely chopped coriander, Black pepper corn and rock salt to taste.
  6. Mix all the ingredients well to get a smooth dough without adding any water.
  7. Add lemon juice to the dough and mix well.
  8. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  9. Shape each portion into oval shape and insert a bamboo skewer into it, Bind the dough on the stick using wet palms. 
  10. Apply mild pressure so that the dough adheres to the skewer.
  11. Prepare all the seekh kebab similarly.
  12. Heat a skillet over medium flame. Drizzle oil on it and arrange the Seek kebab on the heated skillet.
  13. Shallow fry the kebabs. Keep rotating the kebabs so that it cooks evenly from all sides. Add more oil if required. You may shallow fry the kebabs in ghee or cook in Air fryer or bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes for an oil free version.
  14. Once the kebabs turn crisp and golden brown from all sides, turn off the flame.
  15. Drizzle lemon juice and chaat masala over the kebabs.
  16. Serve them immediately with hung curd dip or green chutney.


Recipe Notes:
  • You can replace amaranth flour with water chestnut flour or any other gluten-free flour or Barnyard millet flour.
  • If you do not have bamboo skewers or satay sticks, ssimply make round or oval shape kebabs and shallow fry them on a heated skillet.
  • You can shallow fry the kebabs in ghee / clarified butter also.
  • For an oil-free version, bake the kebabs in an air fryer or oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

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13 comments :

  1. oh wow. what a smashing hit this would be for fasting (or non fasting) days. loving the texture here, Poonam

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  2. Very delicious kababs for Navratri menu. But I will make them even before that as these look so tasty and well made. We love dishes with raw banana and I am sure hubby will love them too.

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  3. Your kababs have made fasting food very tempting. The kababs sound delicious. I am sure the peanuts must be adding a nice crunch to the kababs

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  4. I am inviting myself straight over to you as soon as I can travel. This kebabs and the chutneys is all I want. love it.

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  5. Love this Falhari seekh kabab and they are so perfect for any fasting days. I would love to fast on any days, if served with such delicious meals Poonam.

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  6. Wow Poonam what an amazing treat for fasting days. Very useful recipe for upcoming Navaratri. Raw banana seekh kebab looks great. I can imagine the mouthwatering taste and crisp texture. This super healthy and delicious kebab is now in my list to try soon

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  7. Poonam these falahari seekh kebabs look so tempting. Such a wonderful way to enjoy something different during the fasting days. I usually make raw banana and peanut tikkis. Next time will have to give these kebabs a try.

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  8. What a lovely presentation Poonam,these kebabs are perfect to have on festival days. All spices blended well with cooked raw banana surely gives good taste to kebabs.

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  9. Loved your version of Raw Banana kebabs with peanut powder and rajgira atta.. I usually make it with oats flour. These are perfect for fasting days, I am going to try these in Navratri.

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  10. These falahari seekh kababs look so delicious and healthy too. I am sure they make a perfect lunch box item. Would love to try it.

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  11. Wow, these falahari kabab look super delicious and melt-in-the-mouth! Love the use of raw banana and amaranth flour here. These kabab are a wholesome treat that one can enjoy even while fasting.

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  12. Falahari seekh kebabs look brilliant. I liked the idea of adding roasted peanuts. Perfect melt in the mouth texture.Perfect kebabs to enjoy anytime.

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  13. Lovely phalhari seekh kababs with raw bananas. They look delicious, I wish I could grab a few now Poonam.

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