There are some days when I am not in a mood to cook complex meals. Although on some days I plan intricate meals on purpose. Gola Kabab is one such recipe that require minimal effort and time to prepare along with a plus taste factor to it's repertoire. Other Kebab recipes that fall in the category of easy, quick and delicious are: Handi Kebab and Chicken Jalfrezi Kebabs
Gola Kababs have their origin in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are prepared with ground beef, fried onions, herbs and spices. The rule of thumb for soft kebabs is to avoid using lean minced meat. Rather it is advisable to use meat with 15-20 percent of fat content. Also the mince needs to be ground twice. Your butcher can do this for you or you can use a food processor to achieve the required results.
I have used papaya in the Gola Kabab recipe for the sole purpose of making them tender enough to melt in the mouth. Normally green papaya is used but you can also used ripe papaya as well. Just keep in mind that ripe papaya is used without the peel and raw papaya with the peel. An enzyme in papaya called papain helps in tenderising the meat so the kebabs are super soft.
The kebabs can be shallow fried, grilled, baked or barabecued and served with naan, parathas or kulchas along with a salad and chutney on the side. Gola Kabab is a recipe loved by all the members in my family. These are great of you are looking for new barbecue recipes or fresh ideas for alfresco dining. In fact these kababs can turn into an improvised dinner when unexpected guests turn up.
So what are you waiting for? Try making these decadent Gola Kababs and tell me what you think of them?
|raw or ripe papaya paste||1 tsp|
|garam masala powder||1 tsp|
|red chilli powder||2 tsp|
|ginger powder||1 tsp|
|roasted desiccated coconut||1 tbsp|
|roasted gram flour||1 tbsp|
|garlic paste||1 tsp|
|coriander powder||1 tsp|
|green chillies chopped||1-2|
|vegetable oil for frying||as needed|
|for garnish onion rings, lemon wedges||as needed|
Serve the fried Gola Kebabs with naan, parathas or kulchas,with a salad and chutney on the side.