Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Out of many handi kebabs which I tried at my young age, this recipe,  from Calcutta cook book , has always stood out among guests . I , on principle, never modified any recipe and wont do it ever , at least during 1st few attempts ..This dish is scaled down from 2 Kg of mutton to 500 gms and spicing is adjusted after lot of experiments.
500 gms Lamb/goat / beef (tender loin), boneless 1 inch to 1.5 in size 
350 gms onion
1 tbsp Ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
125 gms Yogurt
4-6 tbsp , ghee or oil
5 bay leaves
6-8 red chili whole
Cut onion in to thin slices and keep 1/3rd for after use.(see below)
Whip the curd with ginger and garlic paste, salt and sugar. Mix it with the meat along with the 2/3rd of the cut onion.
Keep it overnight in the fridge.
Marinated mutton and onion 

In a thick bottom vessel or a pressure cooker , add ghee , heat and add bay leaves and 2 red chili.  Add the meat mixture and keep stirring on high heat till the ghee appears and the meat , onion etc change color . ( about 15 min)
A goat meat will not get cooked , so add water just to cover the meat , and pressure cook for 5-7 min.
Check that the meat is done. Dry out the water on high heat till the ghee just shows up.
This is the base stock for handi Kebab.
Now heat a frying pan or a handi, add the meat , with rest of the 1/3rd onion , red chili and stir fry on high heat, till the oil comes out.
Serve hot as snack or with roti, rice 

If you make a base stock, keep it in fridge, and fry small portions with onion and red chili as and when required. 


Chandrani Banerjee said...

Dada, dekhei jibe jol ese jachhe. Just awesome.

Akila said...

Looks very tempting... After a very very long time seeing ur recipe

Priya Suresh said...

Quite a delicious,flavourful mutton kebab,i dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this food.

Shobha said...

This delicious recipe I will try when I come to India.. we don't get good mutton here.

sangeeta said...

Now you will have to cook it from when I come to Noida next. Looks so easy and yummy.

Jaya M said...

Amar onek din holo mutton kheye and ami bhule O gechi kemon taste hoye taar :-)), seriously this is awesome..parcel nahole fedex korbaar option ache ki? ..kemon achen?

Preeti Kashyap said...

Dimple and delicious

Preeti Kashyap said...

Simple I meant :)

saffronstreaks said...

Very unique recipe Kaku. Just noticed that this one has no spices except red chillies whole. On my to-eat list now ! Looking fabulous !

Preeti Kashyap said...

I'm good. Were you in US this May? I didn't hear from you after the email that you sent me earlier this year....anywayz...let me know how ennai kathirikkai came out in your kitchen :))))))

tina mazumdar said...

dekhei jive jol asche..