Sunday, November 21, 2010

Khaas seekh/Best combination of cottage cheese and minced chicken

I have so far tried various seekh/skewers but this one looked like a piece of art when I looked at the pictures on sanjeev kapoor's recipes. I was a little reluctant to try these as they looked very time consuming,and I had quite a lot of cooking to do for the over due gathering in my house. The adage- A picture is worth a  thousand words definitely  applied here & it was hard to turn this recipe down,the fact that I had all the ingredients made it a little  less cumbersome to start with :) I hope the pictures I have taken for this will do justice to this mouth watering Khaas seekh that I finally did prepare and realized that they were not as time consuming as I initially thought they would be. These have hands down become my favorite seekh now and I will be doing these more often as they are delicious and are ready in 20 minutes once you thread them onto the skewers :) These were a instant hit and everyone kept asking for more and they were  all over in a jiffy:)
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
cooking Time: 20 minutes
serves: 4
This is a sanjeev Kapoor recipe and I have for the first time I think made no changes:)

Cottage Cheese: 1 cup
Minced Chicken: 600 gms
Green Cardamom powder: 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala: 1 tbsp
Mint leaves chopped: 1 tbsp
Salt: to taste
egg: 1
White pepper powder: 1 tsp
Olive Oil: To baste
Chaat Masala: 1 tsp
satay sticks

Soak the satay stick in the water for some time. preheat oven to 425 d degree f on mark 7 Take  the paneer in a bowl and add half the cardamom powder,half the garam masala powder,mint leaves and mash with your hands. Take  a portion of this mixture and press it around the satay stick till it is a thin layer.

Press the ends firmly.Now take the minced chicken in another bowl and break an egg and mix in this along with salt,remaining cardamom powder,white pepper powder & garam masala powder and mix well along with salt. Now  take a portion of this mix and spread it over the paneer mixture. You can keep the prepared sticks in the refrigerator for some time before you bake them in the oven.
Stick these in the pre heated oven for 10 to 15 minutes basting them with oil in between till they are done. Serve them with mint and cilantro chutney as hor 'dourves or enjoy them for a meal with naan :)


  1. Ooo, that sounds delicious! I love the filling...

  2. Very interesting and yummy, these are really great and the best part they are baked....

  3. Sounds utterly delicious Kavita..Loved the looks of it..

    Thank you so much for the encouragement, I am glad that i came across you too...

  4. Really interesting recipe,so yummy and healthy too

  5. This sounds great!!!looks so Yummy!!!....

  6. I am intrigued looking at the pictures..never heard of this before!
    They look fantastic ..nicely presented!

    US Masala

  7. very new recipe! looks fabulous n tempting dish:) awesome, buddy! :)


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