Sunday, 27 November 2016

COCKTAL KEBABS


COCKTAIL KEBABS

(SPINACH AND BEETROOT KEBABS)

 This is my another recipe whch was publshed n the Vancouver-based Durpan magazne, here is the online link.




I visited the beautiful city of Vancouver in 2014 July with my family. I really liked this busy city, with spectacular beaches and sky high tall buildings on the coastal area. Beaches have breathtaking views, I really enjoyed the beaches and scenic view there.



In my ten days’ visit to Vancouver, I visited many places but the place I enjoyed the most is Stanley park, which is the largest city park in Canada. This park is along the sea with the seawall, which is kilometres and kilometres long, where people are jogging, walking, biking and having lots of fun. There are a varieties of sports, fitness, arts, education and social activities for all ages. My grandchildren really enjoyed the different types of swings and other kids’ activities at Stanley park, together with building a sandcastle at the beach and general beach and sand games. I saw many people having a picnic along the beach. This is a wonderful park where you can stay, relax and enjoy all day long and can have a lot of fun by the sea, fun in the water, swimming, picnic, together with a scenic view and fresh air. I just loved this place!


These days everybody wants to eat healthy and we try to incorporate as many vegetables as we can, in our food. I found this as a healthy alternative to serve vegetables in style, as an appetizer, to my guest.


These are elegant and colourful kebabs made with fresh vegetables -spinach and beetroot. The colour you see in these kebabs is the original colour of these vegetables. They are easy to make and suitable for a party or any other occasion to celebrate, as an appetizer with any chutney of your taste. I serve them with green coriander chutney and tomato ketchup, because the colour of these two chutneys is somewhat matching with the colour of the kebabs. They can be made few hours before and can be reheated in the oven before serving.



RECIPE


INGREDIENTS


For Spinach Balls-


  • 1 packet of frozen spinach (400 grams)/ or fresh green spinach
  • 3 tbs chickpeas flour
  • Salt and red pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbs oil for glazing the balls and some oil for frying the balls


METHOD


  • Thaw the frozen spinach and remove all the water, then slice it again to make sure there is no whole leaf of spinach left. If you are using fresh spinach, blanch for 5 minutes, when cold squeeze all the water and chop the leaves.
  • Dry roast the chickpeas flour in a fry pan on low heat, once it is changing the colour to a few shades darker, remove from gas and leave it to cool.
  • When cool, add chickpeas flour into spinach with little salt, pepper, coriander powder and make small balls, using oil to glaze your palms.
  • Fry them on medium heat. Once they turn into light greenish golden brown colour, take them out and drain on kitchen towel.



INGREDIENTS


For beetroot balls
  • 2 big beetroots (400grams)
  • 4 heaped tbs chickpeas flour
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dhaniya powder(coriander powder)
  • 1 tbs oil for glazing and more oil for frying.


METHOD
  • Wash and Cook beetroot in microwave for 6 to 8 minute, till they are soft and cooked well
  • When cold, peel and mash further with potato masher or in food processor.
  • Dry roast chickpeas flour on a medium heat in a fry pan, till it is light brown; when cold, mix with mashed beetroot.
  • Add salt and pepper, mix well and make small balls with little oil for glazing your palms.
  • Fry on a medium heat till it changes colour to a few shades darker.


INGREDIENTS FOR ASSEMBLING


  • 1 box of bocconcini/mozzarella cheese balls/paneer squares
  • 3 tbs spoon yoghurt or sour cream
  • salt and dried mint/or any other herb
  • few toothpicks/ small sized skewer
  • Spinach balls and beetroot balls


METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING



30 comments:

  1. OMW Sadhna, the kebabs looks amazing. I love spinach and beetroot and when you said paneer you completely bowled me over.The taste sensation must be out of this world. Super YUM

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    1. Thanks Michelle for your comment,yes you can use paneer.

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  2. I love beets and what a creative way to use them! Thanks for joining meatless Monday

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  3. Hi Sadhna,
    These veggie cocktails balls sound so tasty and perfect for the holiday season as an appetizer or part of a full meal. The beet balls sound especially tasty. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Thanks Marla for such a nice comment and for pinning and tweeting.

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  4. I'm glad you enjoyed Vancouver and Stanley Park. As for these appetizer, they must taste a lot like pakoras (which are also delicious) but I love the neat presentation of them. Thanks for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday.

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  5. Well done Sadhna for getting the recipe published its fantastic and secondly, its delicious. I now I want to try it. Love the colours of the beetroot and the spinach. Thanks for sharing with EatYOurGreens - the round up will be up today. I do hope you will join in again, Thanks for your support as always. Shaheen

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    1. Thanks very much Shaheen for the lovely comment.I am glad that I am part of Eat Your Greens for November.

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  6. What a lovely idea! I love this kind of food. And congratularions on getting published!!! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

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  7. Great recipe, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

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  8. Sadhna, once again congratulations! You deserve so much recognition for your recipes, they are one of a kind, so fun and easy to create. I love spinach, beetroot and fresh mozzarella, these would be a great treat for the holidays, you could take them to any get together or serve them before dinner! Love that!

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    1. Thanks very much Nikki for all the appreciation and love which is always shown in your comments dear.

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  9. This is an innovative recipe....very well explained

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  10. Looks delicious and good for you! Great appetizer or eat a few more for a main course!

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  11. These look so delicious and tasty. Spinach and mozzarella is such a winning combination. I would love to try these out x

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  12. These delicious little nibbles are on my Christmas celebration menu. They looks amazing

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  13. Sadhna these look so delicious, I love nibbling on appetizers over the holidays.

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  14. Hi, Sadhna! I hope my comment goes through this time! I think that these kebabs look fabulous! I've never heard of beetroot before. But, I love beets and have been cooking with them a lot lately. It's so much fun how they make the dishes all pink and colorful! Also, this appetizer would be perfect for any holiday party. The colors match perfectly! And congratulations on being featured!

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    1. Thanks very much for your comment.Beets and beetroot is the same thing.

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