Sunday is always hectic and today was no different. Apart from the usual work, I also had to teach my boys as their exams are going to start. Sometimes I really wonder why small kids should be pressured so much. They must be left to enjoy their childhood, rather than wondering if nib is nib or bib..:)
Anyway for all I thought, I did manage to make them sit for a while and study. I also had a marriage reception to attend, then decided on making the remaining two kebabs. Finally sitting with the kids took over and I ended up making the kebabs also, than keeping up my appointment. Since Amma had a family function to attend, Dad spent the day with us. He happened to remind me and ask what plans for the next day. For the first time in my life I actually forgot about it and almost wished Daddy didn’t remind me.
It felt so strange, yet here I am writing this piece for keepers. For all I profess, I am a sucker for traditions and last minute sentiments. Though this post was supposed to be scheduled, I am writing it ahead as the whole house is calm and everybody asleep, just me and my thoughts. It’s not everyday you become a year older. Hopefully I also become wiser and sensible!
Of course, I was also reminded that I missed out making my traditional previous nights stuffed parathas. Well for once I forgot my own day and my own traditions. I have been so busy with Kebabs on mind, if I can give that as an excuse, that I completely forgot lot of things. Now that I am actually sitting here, seeing that within few minutes, it’s going to ring in the new day, thoughts that always comes to mind, flood in and I remember all those days and feel happy. I miss my brother and being in parents home. I am sure he will call the first thing when he wakes up and I will get my customary peek on cheeks from Amma, nothing is more precious than these. And a friend who waits up to wish me just when the clock strikes!
Well on my own part, I have this treat right here. I love paneer and nothing beats these melt in the mouth Seekh Kebabs.
Step by Step Picture Recipe
Paneer Aloo Sheekh kebab
Paneer, grated – 3/4 cup
Potato, grated – 1/2 cup (1 medium)
Corn flour – 3 – 4 tsps
Katuri Methi – 2 pinches
Roasted Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder – 1/3 tsp
Salt to taste
Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Ghee / Oil for brushing
Skewers for grilling
How to make Paneer Aloo Sheek Kebab
Wash and grate the paneer, microwave the aloo for 6 mins, peel the skin and grate.
In a bowl, take all the ingredients and combine into a smooth dough. Make sure the dough sticks to the skewers when you bind around them.
Grease the rods with oil, take a ball of the dough and press well around the rods. Brush with ghee and grill on stove flame on all sides till it turns brown and smoky.
Alternatively you can bake in oven at 185 deg C for 15 – 20 mins or till done. Brush with ghee when you remove them