Kebab Hindi (كباب هندي)

Today we’ve got a Syrian dish for you guys.

Its called kebab hindi, meaning Indian kebab, keeping in mind, this is a Syrian dish :P.

Here’s what:

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2 Kg of tomatoes, 1/2 kg of minced meat, some pine seeds, 1 large onion, 2 tsp of ghee.

Simple, right? Lets get to it!

Here’s How:

First, you wash your tomatoes thoroughly, and pick off the green stems.

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Next, you put them into a pot onto the stove top with lots of water, and wait for it to boil.

You want to wait for the peel of the tomato to start tearing off.

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Then you take the pot off the stove, drain out the water into the sink.

Fill the pot with cold water, to help speed the tomato cooling process.

When the tomatoes are cool to touch, you bring out a large bowl, and a chopping board.

You first take off the green part, then start peeling the tomato.

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Then chop.

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Repeat this process till you have all your tomatoes done.

and you end up with this:

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Next, chop the onion into thin wedges.

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Place them into a pot, onto the stove, with 2 teaspoons of ghee.

Stirring frequently until the onions are see-through.

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once the onions are done, you drop the tomatoes into the pot, stir, then leave to boil.

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While you wait for the tomatoes to boil, move on to preparing the meat kababs.

In a bowl, place the meat, top with 1 teaspoon of allspice, a generous pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper.

Now mix it, with what you ask? With your hands of course, silly!

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Add some pine nuts to the mix, and incorporate them in.

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Now to shape the kebabs.

Grab meat the a little bit bigger than the size of a ping pong ball, and squeeze them with your hand.

Then smooth them out by rolling them around in the palm of your hand.

Thats it, simple!

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Take the kebabs, and carefully lay them into the pan, over the tomatoes.

The part of the kebabs touching the tomato will immediately begin to change in color.

A few minutes later, flip the kebabs over placing the raw side onto the tomato.

Once the meat is done, just mix it into the tomatoes.

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Add to the mixture, one teaspoon of allspice, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper.

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There you have it, bon apettit.

We usually eat this meal with Arabic pita bread, with fresh green pepper on the side.

Simple, and delicious, enjoy.DSC_0531

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Recipe

Here’s what:

  • 2 Kg of tomatoes.
  • 1/2 kg of minced meat.
  • some pine seeds.
  • 1 large onion.
  • 2 tsp of ghee.

Here’s How:

Wash the tomatoes, and pick off the stems.

Place the tomatoes in a pot filled with water on the stove top, and leave to boil.

Once the water starts to boil, wait for the skin of the tomato to start to peel off. Take the pot off the stove, and drain the water, replace it with cold water. Wait for the tomatoes to cool.

Using a knife, take off the green center of the tomato.

Peel tomatoes using your hands, then chop them, and set aside.

Chop your onion into thin wedges.

In a pot on the stove, place two teaspoons of ghee, and add in the onions. Stir, until the onions become see-through and soft.

Add in the tomatoes, stir, let them reach to a boil.

For the kebabs:

In a large bowl, mix together the meat, 1 tablespoon of allspice, salt, and pepper.

Add in the pine seeds. Roll into kebabs.

Place the kebabs into the pot, over the tomatoes.

Once the bottom half is done, flip them over to the other side.

When the kebabs are fully done, fully submerge them into tomato mix.

Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

As always,

Lots of love,

Artsy

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