Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dhaba Style Egg Tarka

Do you people ever try that "Dhaba Wali Tarka"? It’s awesome with some onion and pickle. I used to prepare Egg Tarka at home. We enjoy it with homemade roti. Tarka is basically made with Green mung Lentil. We both love potato so I love to add some potato also. In every highway there is some typical Dhaba, and those Dhaba’s are especially popular for some special kind of Tarka. My Tarka recipe surely help you to get that Dhaba taste.

Cooking time: 20 mints.
Serve for 4 people.

1.Tarka dal or green moong dal :200 gm.
2.Two eggs.
3.One small potato( cut into cube size).
4.One large chopped onion.
5.One medium size chopped tomato.
6.One tea spoon minced garlic.
7.Three to four green chilies chopped.
8.Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Red chili Powder ( one tea spoon of each item).
9. Half tea spoon Tarka Masala (I use Sunrise Tarka Masala).
10.Salt & sugar as per taste.
11.Few mustard and fenugreek seeds.
12.Sunflower oil.


Boiled the dal in a Pressure cooker (three weasels) with some salt and keep it aside.

Fry the potato pieces and keep it aside.

Scramble the eggs with some salt and keep it aside.
Now add some oil in a vessel and add the mustard and fenugreek seeds after its start popping add the chopped onion, tomato and green chilies and fry till the onions transparent.

Now add the minced garlic along with the all spice powder except Tarka masala and some salt and sugar.

Cook this for some time; now add the boiled dal (without the boiling water) and the fried potato and the scramble eggs.

Cook for some time till the raw smell masala goes off.

Now add some water and the Tarka Masala and cook with lid, till the dal become thick.

Enjoy hot with Roti, onion and pickle.

Homemade Chicken Shami Kabab

There was some boneless chicken in my fridge and date is till tomorrow so any how have to finish them. What to make with this I thought so many items but finally made some CHICKEN SHAMI KABAB. One of a very famous Muglai starter and diffenet form of KABAB also.  Searched few recipes in Google and finally with some my way made few fabulous SHAMI KEBAB’S. The recipe is not that tough so you can make that restaurant style KABAB at home only.

Basically this kabab’s are made with minced chicken and few spices but I added some Chana dal also. The idea of using the Chana Dal I got from  Sanjeev Kapoor’s website. But I added something extra to make it little different. We enjoyed our evening snacks with my homemade SHAMI KABAB’S.

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking and frying time: 30 mints.

1.Minced or small pieces of boneless chicken: 150 gm.
2.Bengal Chana Dal : 100gm.
3.One medium chopped onions.
4.One  clove chopped garlic.
5.One inch chopped ginger.
6.Three to Four green chilies.
7.Half cup chopped coriander leaves.
8.One egg.
9.One bowl of bread cram.
10.One table spoon corn flour.
11.Few cumin seeds, Half tea spoon chat masala, Half tea spoon red chili powder, Half tea spoon coriander powder, Half tea spoon of garam masala powder.
12.Salt and sugar as per taste.
13.Oil for frying.


Wash and soak the chana dal for one an hour.

Now add some oil in a vessel and add the cumin seeds after few second add the half of the chopped onion grated ginger and garlic.

Fry for some time now add the chicken with some salt and cook till the chickens are become tender.

Now add the coriander powder, red chili powder, chat masala and garam masala into the pan and mix well with everything. Now add some sugar and mix well.

Take one blender and add the soaked chana dal, rest of the onions, green chilies, coriander leaves and make a smooth paste. Now add the mixture into the pan and mix well with everything.

Now put all the mixture into a food processor or a blender and make smooth paste. Now add some cornflour into it.

Make few flatter balls with the help of your palm and dipped them into the bitten egg and after that roll them into the bread crumbs.

Keep the KABAB’S in the fridge for few mints.

Now fry them till both the side become brown. 

Enjoy with Mustard Sauce or Ketchup.