English हिन्दी
Connect with us

Food

World Kebab Day 2023: Galouti kebab to Seekh kebab, know the origin of your favourite kebabs

With its beginnings as chewy chunks of meat in Rajputana, Kebabs have come a long way to evolve as soft and juicy treats enjoyed in the Mughal palace kitchens. 

Published

on

World Kebabs Day 2023

Monsoon has arrived and most probably you are looking forward to treating yourself with some of your favourite kebabs. Before you treat yourself, what if I tell you that one of your favourite starters or meals has a varied and interesting history in the books of Indian cuisine. The Indian Kebabs are a reflection of the country’s  cultural heritage and culinary customs. 

In India, the love for kebabs is something you will come across on the streets of Old Delhi, Hyderabad, Bihar, Lucknow and more. As per history, India is not the birthplace of Kebabs but it has evolved into diverse varieties over the course of time. With its beginnings as chewy chunks of meat in Rajputana, Kebabs have come a long way to evolve as soft and juicy treats enjoyed in the Mughal palace kitchens. 

In the 13th century, kebabs first made their way to the royal kitchens. At that time, they were tough and chewy. Later, in the 16th century, this tough and chewy kebabs changed owing to the demands of Nawab Asa-ud-Daula, who was a toothless king and wanted a very gentle variant. This is when Galouti Kebabs were created. A tender and flavorful kebab that dissolves is your mouth. It is said that Mohammad Fakr-e-Alam Saheb, the royal cook, utilized nearly 150 different varieties of herbs in the preparation of this dish.

Chapli Kebabs, now available in most of the eateries, are believed to have been created in the late 19th century during the British Raj. According to records, this meal was created for British soldiers who were stationed in the area that is now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and would have used easily accessible local ingredients. Interestingly, the Pashto words chapli and chaprikh, that means flat and patty-like, are considered to be the inspiration for the name Chapli Kebabs.

Have you heard about Bihari Kebabs? It is a very famous Kebab from Patna to Pakistan. Reports claim that a Nawab of Murshidabad who frequently visited Bihar could not find soul food there. In one of his visits, he was insatiably hungry and ordered the cooks to produce a dish that fused the royal cuisine of Murshidabad with a desi Bihari twist. This led to the creation of Bihari Kebabs. The Bihari Kebab is known for its signature flavour profile of mustard oil, raw spices, and earthly scent. 

On the other hand, Seekh Kebabs are originally from Turkey and were known as Shish Kebabs. They were brought to America by the Turks. It is believed that the Turkish soldiers who sought refuge in the forest during the conflict supplied meat for these kebabs through hunting. Seekh Kebab were typically prepared with ground mutton, chicken, chickpea flour, cashew paste, cream and other seasonings. These kebabs are now available in vegetarian forms too and are very famous in India.

Food

Watch: Food Vendor makes apple idli, Social media says deadly combination

The video starts with the man slicing apples and then adds them to the idli batter. Once the cooked idlis are taken out he tops them with more apple slices. The apple idlis are served with the side of sambhar and three different chutneys.

Published

on

New food concepts are seen every day. But not all food recipes become popular. While idlis are known for their fluffy and light taste. But nobody has thought of pairing them with apples. One such video circulating on social media shows a food vendor preparing apple idli. This bizarre combination has left the social media in shock.

The video of this dish was shared on Instagram by the handle thegreatindianfoodie. The video starts with the man slicing apples and then adds them to the idli batter. Once the cooked idlis are taken out he tops them with more apple slices . The apple idlis are served with the side of sambhar and three different chutneys.

This video has got 5419 likes on Instagram till now. Large number of comments started coming on the viral video. One social media user joked 5000 south indians got a heart attack just by watching this video. One user Satya Prakash said the two food items idli and apple were perfectly single but this man decided to murder both of them by marrying them together.

Another user Rishi warned the person making the idlis that he would be beaten up very badly for carrying out this strange food experiment. Another user said he was not south Indian but still he was feeling pain in his heart on seeing the video.

One user said the food vendor had surely gone mad. One user said he was not a south Indian still he was feeling offended and gross on seeing the video. One user Chaitanya joked that the user has forgotten mango and Nutela dressing. One user said the whole south India will be crying in one corner after watching this video. Another user was shocked on seeing the video and said kill me.  

Continue Reading

Food

Union Minister Giriraj Singh asks Nitish Kumar to ban halal certified products, gives example of Uttar Pradesh government

Singh said there is a large conspiracy between Halal certification and business is not unfounded. He cited the example of the Uttar Pradesh government and urged the Bihar CM to take similar measures in the state.

Published

on

Union Minister Giriraj Singh asked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to put an immediate ban on Halal certificates on Food products in Bihar and gave the example of the Uttar Pradesh government. He raised concerns about an alleged link between Halal certification and potential involvement in socially discriminatory and terrorist activities.

The Union minister said there is no connection to Islamic standards and it is an attempt to Islamize products which are not related to the religion. He said institutions were becoming self proclaimed authorities in issuing Halal certificates. He accused institutions of receiving large payments from companies manufacturing the food products.

Singh said there is a large conspiracy between Halal certification and business is not unfounded. He cited the example of the Uttar Pradesh government and urged the Bihar CM to take similar measures in the state. The Uttar Pradesh government had imposed a ban on distribution and sale of certain Halal certified products which included medicines, garments and dairy.

According to a state government notification edible oil, sugar and bakery products which are labeled as Halal certified by companies which are producing them would be banned from sale and distribution. The notification said Halal certification of food products is a parallel system which creates confusion about the quality of food items.

The notification added The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is the country’s apex body which is in charge of determining standards for most food products which are sold in the country and is responsible for determining the standards food products are supposed to meet.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman supported the move by the Uttar Pradesh government saying food certification should be done by government agencies and not by non-governmental organizations. She said food testing and food quality are essentially a government job.

Continue Reading

Festivals

Celebrate the festival of Diwali with these healthy sweets

One can consume the sweets made at home without any worry. Making sweets at home takes a lot of hard work but one does not compromise in terms of quality.

Published

on

During the festival of Diwali, the market is fooded with adulterated mithai which is either chemicals or colours. As India gets ready for Diwali it would be great to make mithai at home only. Mithai which is made at home is loaded with love and healthy ingredients. One can consume the sweets made at home without any worry. Making sweets at home takes a lot of hard work but one does not compromise in terms of quality. Here are some Diwali sweets which will double your celebrations

Kalakand

Kalakand

To make Kalakand at home condensed milk is simmered with paneer until it thickens. Cardomom powder is added and mixed well. The mixture is spread on a grease tray and then it is left to set. The sweet dish is garnished with chopped nuts and refrigerated until firm. The sweet is sliced into squares for a delightful experience.

Kaju Katli

KajuKatli

In order to prepare Kaju Katli, cashews are ground into a fine powder. It is then cooked with sugar syrup until it becomes thick. The mixture is rolled thin. It is then cut into diamond shapes. The sweet is garnished with an edible silver leaf.

Besan Ke Laddu

Besanladdu

In order to prepare mouth watering Besan Laddus. Besan is roasted in ghee till it turns golden brown. The process fills the air with a beautiful aroma. Powdered sugar is mixed with chopped nuts and cardamom. The Laddus are then shaped into ground laddus. These sweets form the essence of tradition and festival of Diwali.

Dry Fruits Laddu

dryfruit

One can even make sweets of dry fruits. In order to make dry fruit Laddus pistachios, almonds and cashews are mixed with cashews into a fine powder. Then this nut mixture is blended with a touch of ghee, figs and chopped dates. The mixture is mixed in the shape of balls.Get ready to enjoy your dry fruit Laddus.     

Continue Reading

Trending

-->

© Copyright 2022 APNLIVE.com