Appetizers/ Snacks

Dudhiya Kebab (An Awadhi Recipe)

One of my all time favorite recipes- Dudhiya Kebab! An heirloom recipe from the Awadh region, dudhiya kebab comes together very quickly, can be customized in terms of the size and is a sure shot crowd pleaser!

Servings 4 persons
Course Snacks / Appetizer
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes

Ingredients for the the Dudhiya Kebab

(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

½ kg Paneer
1 tbsp Shah jeera (black cumin seeds)
2 Nos (180 grams) Boiled potatoes
3 tbsp Besan
2 – 3 tbsp Tomato ketchup  (Maggi hot n sweet)
70 gms Grated Amul Cheese
Black salt to taste
Salt to taste
1 tsp Red chili powder
1 tsp Honey
1 No. Juice of 1 lemon (Indian size)
A few Kasuri methi leaves
A pinch Of garam masala powder
Bread crumbs to coat
Ghee for shallow frying

Instructions for the Dudhiya Kebab

1. Boil the potatoes and mash them well.
2. Cut the paneer into roundels or squares with a cookie cutter.  It should be ½” in thickness.
3. In a pan add 2 tbsp ghee.  Sauté the shah jeera, besan and red chili powder.  Sauté the besan well.
4. Add in mashed potatoes, salt, lemon juice, honey, black salt, tomato ketchup, garam masala, cheese and mix well. Cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
5. Stuff this mixture between two round paneer slices and coat the paneer with bread crumbs on both sides.
6. Shallow fry the stuffed paneer slices in ghee on both sides and serve hot with mint chutney.


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