Monday, November 26, 2007

Bihari Kabab - for RCI and Think Spice

BK3 (2) The only dish I know to cook in Bihari Cuisine is the famous "Bihari Kabab" Never tasted or tried cooking this when I was in India.

But here almost all Indian restuarants have them on the menu.
And why not it lives up the name it has. Exceptionally gr8 tasting kabab. I have seen it in many forms and shapes, Minced meat on Skewers, Minced meat in burger shape, meat strips or just meat cubes.

Whatever is the shape and texture of meat, the ingredients that go into it are the same. The most important ingredient in this is the Bihari Kabab Mix which is readily availabe in all Indian Groceries(Atleast here in Toronto,Canada)

But I noticed that many of you had questions about this Bihari Kabab mix. So decided to attach a picture of the Bihari Kabab mix box. And for those of you who don't get this ready made mix in any grocery store at your place, try making this mix at home. Here are the ingredients that go into this mix.
Corriander, Red chilli, Paprika, Salt, Ginger, Garlic, Musk Melon, Dehydrated Onion, Black Pepper, Bay leaf, Black and regular Cumin, Green Caradamom & Dill Seed.

BK4 (2) The other ingredient is the Ginger which is the Spice of this month.

There is'nt any day in my kitchen that I don't use it, starting from the cup of chai I & my hubby sip on every single morning to most of the dishes, and if it is a meat dish it is never complete with this rich spice. Its like NV dish and Ginger go parallel.

Yeah, ginger has been part of cooking from my childhood. Those days when these electric grinders where not so prevelent, my mom and GM used to make the fresh ginger garlic paste to make the curries or Biriyani. I tell you that fresh ginger garlic paste cannot replace any of these ready made ones or our now a days home made fridge stored ones. I also find that our Indian Ginger or garlic our more strong and rich in flavour than the ones we get here.

I still remember my childhood days how during festivals and weddings all our relatives(ladies off course) sit together to peel the ginger to make huge bowls of this Ginger Garlic paste, to cook the Curries and Pulav, chatting with each other and having fun. We children use to watch them and enjoy. So peeling the ginger takes me to those precious memories of celebration and festival.
I make this kabab two methods. One way on the skewers like this
And in the other I add chopped onions, green chillies and shape them like the burgers.
BK1 (2)
I'm sharing the recipe of the second method.

2 lb minced meat of your choice.
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 Tbsp Bihari Kabab masala
1/2 tsp tandoori masala
1/2 tsp Seek kabab masala
2 Tbsp Plain yogurt
1/4 tsp plain chilly powder
Salt to taste
1 Big oinion
5 green chillies
1/4 cup -Finely chopped coriandera and mint leaves


Mix all the ingredients except onions and marinate for 3 hrs or overnight.
At the time of cooking add the freshly cut onions, mix and make lemon size balls and flatten them to a burger shape and pan fry or bake them in the oven at 350 C or barbaque them.
Once done on both sides remove from heat and serve hot with mint chutney and Salab.

This is my entry for RCI - Bihari Cuisine hosted by Ghar ka khana
and Think spice - Ginger hosted by Sunitha" World


Mansi Desai said...

wow, i never knew there's an ingredient like Bihari kabab masala:) nice recipe Rina, I'll chuck out the meat and surely try it!

Rajitha said...

liked the way u have presented rina....i think when we were kids we would take so many things for that we are grown comes back to us and we appreciate it more!! how was ur long weekend??

Asha said...

Beautiful array of Kababs Rina, looks delicious! I made that Kabab on the skewers first, tasted great but didn't look good in the photo,so I made another kabab with Meat strips!:)
Great entry.Enjoy.

sagari said...

rina kababs look so delecious and mouthwatering nice entry

Viji said...

Woww looks yummyy..mmmmmm mouth watering!!!!!I have bookmarked it.will give u the feed back soon.

Rina said...

Thanks all.

vimmi said...

Hi Rina,

the kababs look so yummy. Wish we could have some right now.

Mandira said...

the kabob looks moist and full of flavor. Delicious!

bhags said...

delicious looking kababs rina....will have o think something to replace the meat and make them...:)

sunita said...

Rina, those are really mouthwatering kebabs...had no idea about the BK masala...thanks for sending it over.

Happy cook said...

Wow just super delicious.
I don't think i get here Bihari Kabab masala, so should check the net for the ingridients and then i am going to try them.

Kribha said...

Yum..,Pass me some right now. Nice recipe and looks mouthwatering.

Rina said...

Thank you Kribha, Happy, Mandira, Sunita, Bhags & Vimmi.

Shella said...

Hey didnt know anything about this masala that you talk about,but let me tell you one thing - the kababs look awesome !!! delicious !!! moist !! mmmmmm

Gaurav said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your comments...decided to visit your blog and the photos are to die for's 2 in the morning here...and I'm hungry again thanks to your photos. Nicely done up.
I had never heard of Bihari Masala. Also, we do not get it here...any idea wht the ingredients are ???

remya said...

wat an array of kababs rina...just love them....first time hearing abt bihari kabab masala...i bet ur kababs were just awesme...enjyd having it naa...

Rina said...

Hi Garauv ji,

Suprised to see your comment at this time. Thanks for visiting.
I'm suprised that many have commented that they are not aware of this "Bihari Kebab Masala". So decided to take a pic of the Masala box and add it to my post. .

Also here in Canada we get this masala in all Indian/Pakistani/Srilankan/Bangladeshi and Asian stores. Guess this is a product of Pakistan, so may not be available in India. I'll let you know the ingredients

Erin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I have never tasted this recipe before. It looks like something I should try though!

bee said...

this must be a canadan thing. have never seen it in europe or the u.s. in indian restaurants.


Wow kebab looks great rina and colour is so catchy!!

Cynthia said...

Love any kind of kebab.

Rina said...

Erin, welcome to my space.

Raks if you get this mix its worth trying.

Cynthia, yes we say yes to any kind of Kebab.

And Bee, I wonder why you can't find them in Europe or US. This is so famous here. And it is a pure Indian Bihari dish, no Canadian roots. Infact Ashaji of Foodie's Hope who is from NC, US aso posted this Bihari Kebab in her Bihari Cuisine Post.

Every body, thanks again for your precious response

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8!!.....thanx 4 sharing....

PASSIONATE BAKER....and beyond. said...

WOW Rina...I love Bihari Kebab too. Great post!

Rina said...

Swaroopa and Passionate baker thanks for dropping by.

Double-Dolphin said...

yumyumyumyumyumyumyum!!! the kebabs look AWESOME!!! thanks for sharing this great recipe!!!

Mishmash ! said...

hey thanks for that pic...want to try this mix