Dahi ke Kebab – Rich, creamy, crisp on the outside and soft inside. Dahi ke kebab is really interesting and contradicting snack I would say. A hot snack made from cold thick curd.
Hung curd tastes just like cheese and it is hard to tell that these kebabs are made from curd one of the healthiest ingredients.
Dahi ke kebabs are a very light and healthy snack/appetizer especially in winters when we can not eat much curd. So that you can get all the benefits of curd. These can be cooked in about 1 tbsp of oil.
These are perfect to serve at parties as you can do everything beforehand. Just cook before serving. These take very little time to cook.
How to make Dahi ke Kebab
Preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 5-10 minutes
makes around 10 (depends on the size you make)
1 cup hung curd( see notes to make hung curd)
2 tbsp roasted besan/gram flour
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped green chilly
1 tsp finely grated ginger
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
¼ tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
1-2 tbsp oil to shallow fry
2 tbsp plain flour/maida
Note: to make hung curd hang 2 cups of regular curd in a muslin/cotton cloth in a strainer. Keep a bowl under strainer to collect the liquid. Keep this curd with a strainer in the fridge for 3-4 hour. So that all liquid separates from the curd and you get a thick cheese-like curd called hung curd. Keeping it in fridge ensures that the curd does not get sour.
To make Dahi ke Kebab
Mix all the ingredients except maida and oil.
Give round or oval shape as per your choice. Hung curd should be cold while making kebabs otherwise it will be hard to give shape.
Take maida/plain flour in a plate coat kebabs on both sides in maida. If you are not going to cook these right away keep them in the fridge and take out just before cooking.
Heat about 1tbsp of oil in a nonstick pan. You can add more if required. Cook the kebabs on both sides till they are light brown. It does not take much time.
Serve hot with coriander chutney. Tastes YUM!!!