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Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )


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Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this north indian starter for a health book!

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Makes 8 kebabs
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Ingredients


For The Chana Dal Paste
1 1/2 cups cooked chana dal (split bengal gram)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 1/2 cups blanched and puréed spinach (palak)
1 1/2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
3 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
salt to taste

For Serving
garlic chutney

Method
For the chana dal paste

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a broad non-stick pan and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat ½ tsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the spinach purée and cook on a slow flame, while stirring continuously, for 2 to 3 minutes or till the water evaporates.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients along with the chana dal paste and cook on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring continuously. Sprinkle a little water if the mixture becomes very dry.
  4. Cool slightly and divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  5. Roll out each portion into a 67 mm. (2½”) flat round kebab.
  6. Heat a non- stick tava (griddle) and cook each kebab, using 1/8 tsp of oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve hot with garlic chutney.
Nutrient values 
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFibreFolic acidIron
82 calories 4.2 gm 10.7 gm 2.5 gm 0.5 gm 85.4 mg 1.4 mg
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