I made this dish by mistake a few months ago. I just wanted to make a simple healthy vegetable side dish. I had mushrooms, carrots and spinach. But I was in a hurry, so I used the chopper from my food processor instead of nicely slicing and dicing individual vegetables. When the dish was ready, it was too finely chopped for a vegetable/sabzi….more like mush 🙃😅😝. So I instantly just threw in corn flour and breadcrumbs and made sheekhs in an attempt to salvage it. To my surprise, my family loved it. 🤣☺🤩 So I made it again a few weeks later, on popular demand. Mushrooms have a lot of vitamins and minerals. Carrots also are a great source of vitamin A. It’s like eating a health bullet. Sometimes, mistakes teach us a whole lot more than any book/text/elders/school ever could…..story of my life! 🤪🥴😁🤣
- 200gms button mushrooms, finely chopped
- 200gms carrots, finely chopped/grated
- 1/2 capsicum, sliced
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 1″ Ginger, finely chopped
- 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
- 1 tsp Garam masala powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp Vinegar
- 2.5tbsp Corn flour
- 1-2tbsp Bread crumbs
- Salt to taste
- 2tbsp Oil + for frying/basting
- Few sprigs of Fresh Greens (spinach or corriander or cilantro)
- Heat a pan/kadhai. Add some oil. Once it’s heated, add the chopped garlic, onions, ginger, chilies.
- Let the onions sweat, then add the chopped and sliced vegetables and salt. Cook well and dry it out completely. Remember, mushrooms release a lot of water while cooking/heating. So keep the flame on and go on stirring until the mixture is dry.
- Add the powdered spices and vinegar and cook for a few seconds.
- Sprinkle some corn flour over this and keep on stirring quickly whilst doing this so no lumps are formed.
- Keep this mixture aside and let it cool.
- Once it is cool enough to handle, add the chopped corriander and breadcrumbs. The quantity of this will differ depending on how dry your mixture is. The first time, I needed crumbs. But the second time I made this dish, I didn’t require any breadcrumbs at all.
- Divide into equal portions. Form round shapes for cutlets or long kebabs for sheekhs. Leave in the fridge to harden and help retain the shape unless you’re in a hurry. This step is just helpful, not necessary. But I highly recommend it.
- Heat a frying pan/pre heat an oven and pan fry/grill after basting these. Just brown the edges a bit on each side. It is already cooked from within.
I hope you enjoy cooking and eating/serving this dish.
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