I love this season. Not since it is winter that is not really my personal favorite season but due to the festivities that can come tumbling one by one. DurgaPujo, Halloween, Diwali, Bhai Phota, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Year dazzles the calendar until December. Even when we're dealing with the aftermath of bhog-er khichuri, sondesh, nimki and naru there's a 15 pounder poultry looming within the horizon. When you are true blue Bengalis we march towards that horizon without fear. With a few bottles of hajmi guli we will be ready to conquer every feast that any tradition can throw here Our only regret is the fact that had the pilgrims known better they'd have surely made the decision on " pathar mangsho " rather of poultry for Thanksgiving.
However this publish isn't about Thanksgiving. It's about a convention stuck among the holiday season known as Bhai Pho(n)ta . It's a day when Bengali siblings deem to safeguard their siblings by placing a us dot of sandalwood and yogurt paste on their own brow. A sweet ritual to strengthen the brother or sister bond and spread some food and cheer along the way.
Big Sis and Little Sis are fortunate they have a loving relatives of Mashis and Kakus throughout them. One elder sis to find information about to, best buddies who double as cousins and more youthful siblings and siblings of every age group. The system is nearly as good as some pot family with no added baggage. I'm able to let BS have sleepovers with no thought at her BFF's home simply because they have practically developed together and that i know fundamental essentials homes in which the youngsters are loved without judgement.
Therefore it natural the two little cute and smart twin siblings whom BigSis had visited only couple of hrs once they were born and also have practically seen develop are the ones whom she gives Bhai Pho(n)ta. It comes down naturally to her, to safeguard these little siblings and need them well always. LittleSis too was excited to provide them phota but put a significant outburst throughout the occasion emphatically refusing to possess anything related to the rituals.
Combined with the chanting from the rhyme, the sandalwood-yogurt us dot and sweets we celebrate this very day each year with a lot of food. This season Kakima, my pal N's(the twin's mother) mother is visiting and thus the majority of the wonderful food (which incorporated a tasty salad by N's father, shukto,dhoka along with a rezala) was cooked by her. All Used to do was create a Roshogollar Paayesh and Keemar Chop.
This Keemar Chop isn't such as the Mangshor Chop my Ma makes. Hers is a touch more difficult where she bakes an outer casing of taters and stuffs it with spicy mutton keema which she then dips in egg wash, rolls in bread crumbs after which deep fries in herbal.
My Keema Chop however is simplified like anything else I actually do in existence. Haven't heard anybody complaining though.
Begin with 1 lb of Chicken Keema
Heat 2tbsp oil inside a fry pan.
Add 1 medium-sized onion finely chopped and fry till it's soft and pink with browned edges.
To above add
1 teaspoon ginger root paste, 1 teaspoon garlic clove paste,
1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder(more to taste)
and saute for any minute
Add some chicken keema. Add salt to taste. Mix well and prepare the keema using the spices until keema is not pink and it is cooked. Sprinkle 1/4tsp of Garam masala. At this time taste and adjust for seasoning.
When the keema is completed, awesome. Then combine it with a blender and provide a whirr to create a crumbly type of mix. Don't blend to some fine paste.
Meanwhile boil 2 large taters. Once cooled, peel and mash with salt to taste.
Next together with your hands mix all the the next
the prepared keema
a clove of garlic clove minced
2-3 eco-friendly chili finely chopped
little beet noon or rock salt
a pinch of sugar
Scoop out small portions of the aforementioned mix and fashion them into thick disc shapes or oblong shapes.
Here comes Deep Frying
Now get ready for frying and hang in the following
Egg Wash i.e two eggs beaten having a tablespoons of water -- A set platter with Seasoned Bread Crumbs -- Herbal for deep frying
Note. I season the bread crumbs with garlic clove-pepper powder
Dip the chop/croquette in egg wash -- roll in bread crumbs -- fry till golden brown on sides. Note. I've observed that whenever the chop/croquettes happen to be folded in kaira crumbs should you allow them to rest within the refrigerator for 30 minutes. the coating is much better.
Sprinkle the croquettes/chop with a few chat masala or beet noon and serve with chopped onion, mustard and Ketchup
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