Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beef & Potato Kebabs

A couple of days ago, my Mom gave me an interesting recipe that I tweaked based on ingredient availability and instinct. The results were pretty good, even if I say so myself.


  • 1 lb. beef stew (chopped into small chunks)
  • 1 large potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp green onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Mix together pepper, chilli powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and soy sauce in a bowl.
  • In a pot, add beef, 3/4 of the chopped onion, spices and water. Boil the beef over a steady heat until beef is tender and water has dried out.
  • Mash the boiled beef. Throughly mix it with potato, egg, and green onion and the remaining onion.
  • Form kebabs from the mixture. I was able to get 8, your mileage may vary based on thickness and length of the kebabs.
  • Brush the kebabs with oil.

  • Heat the remaining oil in a skillet. Fry kebabs until light brown. I was able to fry 4 at a time, 5-7 minutes each.
  • Serve with parathas!


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Tech Blog!

I just started a new blog at Svbtle, primarily for my tech thoughts. It has an overall cleaner interface that allows the blogger to focus more on the text content than the formatting of the post. I will continue to maintain this blog for my personal stories and cooking experiments, but my tech thoughts can be checked out at osamasidat.svbtle.com, at least until I get a different subdomain up and running.


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