Sunday, September 7, 2008

Galawati Kebab

This Kabab is rated as one of best kebabs of all, not only by the cooks but also by the people who have tasted a number of kebabs. The Galawati Kebab was created for a Nawab in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh). The recipe remains a trade secret. 'Galwati' means 'melt in your mouth'. The recipe was developed for aging Nawab who could not chew meat having lost the teeth. The actual recipe is supposed to have more than 100 aromatic spices. This is minced meat round patty cooked over griddle and served with Green Coriander Chutney.



  • Minced Lamb: 1 Pound

  • Raw Papaya flesh mashed: 2 Tablespoons

  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon


  • Ghee: 3 Tablespoons

  • Finely chopped Onions: 1½ Cup

  • Minced Garlic: ½ Tablespoons

  • Finely chopped ginger: ½ Tablespoon

  • Khoya Emulation

  • Ricotta Cheese: 1 Tablespoon

  • Dried Milk: 1 Tablespoon

  • Ground Cloves: ¼ teaspoon

  • Ground Cinnamon: ¼ teaspoon

  • Ground Cardamom: ¼ teaspoon

  • Cayenne ground: ½ teaspoon

  • Black pepper ground: ½ teaspoon

  • Kewra water: 1 teaspoon

  • Rose petals: 10

  • Besan: 2 to 4 Tablespoons

  • Ghee as needed about ¼ Cup



  • Combine ground lamb, Papaya, and salt in the Food Processor.

  • Pulse to pulverize.

  • Preheat oven to 200º F. Shut off heat.

  • Marinate meat for about one hour.

  • Turn on oven to 200º F. Shut off heat.

  • Marinate for another hour.

Masala Mix

  • Grind Onions, Garlic, and Ginger in food processor.

  • Heat Ghee in a pan. Add Onion Garlic Ginger paste.

  • Sauté till moisture is gone and the paste is almost brown.

  • Mix Ricotta cheese and Dried milk. Add to Onion Garlic Ginger paste. Sauté till lightly brown. Shut off heat

  • Stir in cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms, cayenne, and black pepper.

  • Stir in Kewra, and rose petals.

  • Stir in marinated lamb including the papaya. Transfer food processor. Pulse to pulverize.

  • Sprinkle Besan over the mixture. Knead well into a soft dough.

  • Add more Besan if needed.

  • Let mixture rest for 20 to 40 minutes minutes.

  • Knead again. Divide in to about 8 balls. Form the ball and press it into a round patty like a hamburger patty.

In a Pan frying

  • Heat a flat griddle or pan to medium heat. Add ghee do not cook on high heat. Fry patties on the griddles, till brown on both sides. It will take about 4 minutes each side.


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Priyanka Jaggi said...

Wow!! Lucknowi Kabab.... can't get better than this... Yummyyy!!!! Thanks for the delicious pics admin :)

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