Grilled BIHARI BOTI with Puri Paratha

I know I am ignoring the ‘Bites‘ part of the blog since so longgg… Although I have loads of recipes to publish but was just not in a mood to work on them. Reason: Aiwain – mood swings… Lol. However, today I chose to spend time with these yummy looking Bihari botis. In spite of the fact that my stomach is rumbling (very loudly😄) at the moment, I am quite determined to share details about these delish botis with you guys. Just because, MOOD! Haha

I tried this recipe last month as part of (extended) Eid-ul-Adha feasts in the house, I just wanted to have something that gives me BBQ feels hence the experiment which turned out to be pretty good. The recipe I picked to replicate was from Kfoods but I did some variation in it (as per my style) to make it simpler and easier.  Let’s get down to business without further discussion…


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About Bihari Boti: A delicacy from Bihar which is prepared by marinating meat chunks with spices and cooking directly over a fire. 

Inspired By: KFoods

Rating:   chef-hatchef-hatchef-hatchef-hat

Cuisine: Pakistani/ Indian

Course:  Main

Serves: 2 Ease Level:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hat
Prep Time: 5 min + 10 min + 10 min Quickness:  chef-hatchef-hat
Cooking Time: 35-45 mins Spice Level:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hatchef-hat

chef-hat Above ratings are out of 5, with 5 being the ‘most’.
chef-hatAbove times do not include marination time.

GET:

chef-hatFrying pan
chef-hatGrinder
chef-hatMixing Bowl
chef-hatGrilling pan/ Electric grill
chef-hatSpoons (for cooking/mixing)
chef-hatSkewers
chef-hatFoil

SET:

chef-hatMeat chunks (Chicken/Beef/Lamb) 500 gms
chef-hatCoal for smoke

Marinade Ingredients

chef-hatGinger Garlic paste 1.5 tsp
chef-hatMeat tenderizer 1.5 tsp
chef-hatYoghurt 125 gms (about half cup)
chef-hatSalt 1 tsp
chef-hatLemon Juice 2 tbsp
chef-hatBrowned Onions (crushed) 125 gms (about half cup)
chef-hatOil 4-5 tsp

Dry Ingredients

chef-hatCoriander Seeds 1 tbsp
chef-hatFennel Seeds 1 tbsp
chef-hatCumin Seeds 1/2 tbsp
chef-hatCardamoms  3-4
chef-hatCloves 3
chef-hatMace 1-2 pieces
chef-hatRed Button Chillies 5-6

GO:

chef-hatMarinate meat chunks with ginger garlic paste, meat tenderizer and yoghurt for about half an hour.
chef-hatIn a frying pan, roast all the dry ingredients until fragrant and grind them.
chef-hatNow add in this spice mixture, salt, lemon juice, crushed browned onions and oil to the marinated meat chunks.
chef-hatKeep it in the refrigerator for about 4 hours at least.
chef-hatThread the meat chunks on skewers and grill them on a pan or electric grill for about 35-45 minutes.
chef-hatFinish with coal smoke before serving with puri paratha or naan and imli /podina chutney.


PURI PARATHA

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About Puri Paratha: A deep fried unleavened bread that is usually made from all-purpose flour and water with some other ingredients.

Inspired By: Chef Zakir

Rating:   chef-hatchef-hatchef-hatchef-hat

Cuisine: Pakistani/ Indian

Course:  Side

Makes: 3-4 Ease Level:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hat
Prep Time: 15 min + 5 min Quickness:  chef-hatchef-hatchef-hat
Frying Time: 3-5 mins Spice Level:  chef-hat

chef-hat Above ratings are out of 5, with 5 being the ‘most’.

GET:

chef-hatMixing bowl/ Food processor
chef-hatRolling pin
chef-hatFrying pan
chef-hatFrying spoon
chef-hatKitchen towel(s)

SET:

chef-hatAll-Purpose flour 500 gms
chef-hatSalt 1/2 tsp
chef-hatClarified butter 6 tbsp
chef-hatWater as required for kneading
chef-hatOil for frying

GO:

chef-hatMix all-purpose flour with salt and clarified butter, knead to dough with water as required. Keep aside.
chef-hatNow make 3-4 balls with the kneaded dough.
chef-hatRoll each ball and then fry in a large wok till golden brown.

Now let’s get your mouth watered by showing a closer look of my Bihari Botis and Puri Parathas… My mouth has already started watering… yummm 😋
Need to make them again! 🙈

MY TWO CENTS:

chef-hatAdjust the spices to suit your taste buds.
chef-hatUse less amount of meat tenderizer when dealing with chicken.
chef-hatYou can use the same recipe to make Bihari Kabab – use thin meat strips instead of chunks.
chef-hatMarinate overnight for better taste
chef-hatYou can bake the meat on skewers if you want to keep it on the healthier side and avoid oil.
chef-hatCooking times may vary depending upon the cooking technique. I used an electric grill and it took around 40 minutes to cook to perfection
chef-hatYou can knead the dough for puri parathas with milk as well.
chef-hatYou can use the food processor to knead the dough – simple and quick! I always do that😎
chef-hatDo NOT apply dry flour while rolling the puri parathas or it will turn hard during frying. Use oil instead.

Hope you’ll enjoy trying it out.
I’d love to get your feedback. Feel free to drop a comment below about your experience.

Happy BBQ-ing! 😉

 

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