Today i tried my hands on the famous Galouti Kebabs of Lucknow. ‘Galouti’ or ‘Galawati’ means melt in the mouth. And definitely these kebabs melt in your mouth.Their is an interesting history of these Galouti kebabs. This kebab was especially created for the ageing Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow. The Nawab had lost all his teeth. But his passion for meat remained intact. So, this melt in the mouth kebab was prepared in his royal kitchens to satisfy the Nawab’s love for meat.
The Galouti kebabs are traditionally prepared by marinating the finely ground goat meat with raw papaya and a mix of exotic spices. The keema is then shaped into patties and fried in oil or ghee. It’s very interesting to know that the original recipe is said to have a mix of more than 100 spices. Today i tried giving lil variation by using chicken keema here. Initially i was scared to experiment on the taste, but trust me the Chicken Galouti kebabs came out to be really delicious and mouth melting as required. The Galouti kebabs have taste that you just cannot compare with anything else. So, whether a foodie or not, you must try this exotic and mouthwatering Galouti kebab recipe and refresh your taste-buds.