Friday, October 26, 2007


Hi there all of you. I know I have been away for a long time, with sporadic blogging. Blame it on my home connection conking off, n the MTNL guys (sarkari) never being able to come & repair it, n the datacard being too painfully slow & now I am ill. I feel really terrible wiht the season switching to winters, n me getting the allergy attack!! N to top it off, I have been tooo tooo lazy to go visit my Homeo Doc, who can cure me quickly, but just cant bring myself to go sit there....I guess I will go today itself, coz I cant take it anymore!!

Meanwhile I am posting a wonderful recipe for Reshmi Kebabs. Lovely healthy snacks.

Ing -

1/2 kg boneless chicken cut into bit sized pcs.
2 tspn ginger-garlic-chilli paste (add about 4/5 green chillies into the grinder while putting ginger & garlic)
4 tbspn - thick curd
2 tbsp butter
6 tbsp besan / gramflour
Half cup cream- you can use any variety, but preferably the heavy one.
2 tsp pepper powdered
1 egg
4/5 flakes of cardamom powdered
1/2 cup cheesespread

Use the fork to punch the chicken in a few places, so that the marinade goes well into the chicken.
Marinate the chicken with ginger/garlic/chilli paste, the curd & salt for 1 hour. If you dont want it to be spicy you can avoid putting the chilli during grinding.
Heat butter in a kadai (preferably non-stick)
Add besan and stir till the oil separates from the flour. You can add some haldi if you want to give the kebabs a nice yellow colour, if you want to let it remain whitish then omit the haldi.
Beat the cream till no lumps are there.
Remove from heat add cream , cheesespread, pepper powder, egg and cardamom powder . Mix till it forms a very smooth paste.
Now remove the marinated pcs of chicken from the ealier dish. Leave aside any water of any other residue from the earlier marination.
Add the new marinade & ensure that the pcs are coated very well.
Set aside for 2 hours.
You can either skewer the chicken and grill on charcoal
Or put the pcs on a cookie tray, grease it & bake it in a hot oven, turning the pcs till they are done & cooked well.
You can use the grill option if you have that in your oven.
Serve with green chutney

I really wish somebody would prepare this for me, & send it across. How I wish I had the energy.

Dont have a photo yet, will do so next time when cooked.


Srivalli said...

oh thats bad to know...hope you get yourself to see the doc soon....that recipe sounds quite good...i will try to lay my hands on the things you have said..thank you!..

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Nice recipe Shella :-)
Take care of urself dear...Go see ur Doc soon....I am sure u will feel a lot better :-)

Padmaja said...

so sorry to hear that shella!! get better soon and nice recipe!!

Swaroopa said...

its truely a wonderful & healthy snack. will try it soon and u take good care of ur self.

sunita said...

Sorry to hear about your take care and see the doc...and that's a nice recipe.

bindiya said...

LOVELY ,LOVELY RECIPE! have bookmarked this, can actually taste them.

Rina said...

Lovely recipe dear, and pray for God's grace for you as you heal.

Shella said...

Thank you all so much for your good wishes. I already feel so much better to have so many friends to care for me.

I am glad you all liked the recipe. My apologies for giving you individual responses. My eyes hurt terribly!!

Seena said...

Shella dear, Hope you will get well soon..

Thanks for posting, birds eye view and reshmi kabab..

Sharmi said...

hey Please do take good care of ur self! hope you get well soon!

Cynthia said...

Get better soon!