We call it the Galouti Pav. But before we get to the recipe, read on.
This cricket season, why not surprise your guests a twist on Mumbai’s ultimate jaan. Vada pav or wada pao, in its original form of a deep fried potato patti or batata vada squished in between a pav and topped with spicy and tangy chutney, has a special place in our hearts.
You’d think that this little parcel of carbs couldn’t get better, but wait. What if we made the meaty version of it? Same comfort food form, same spicy and tangy sauce, same soft pav just a different round patti in the middle – a galouti kebab. Believe us, this recipe will easily win you the title of the world’s best host! Read on for a very Licious recipe of a meat lover’s vada pav.
Origin of the Galouti Kebab
A galouti kebab is a round, absolutely delightful patti made out of very finely ground mutton mince that is blended with fresh herbs and spices, ghee and a little gram flour. The secret to a great galouti is how finely the meat is ground and the raw papaya used to tenderise it.
According to cuisine lore, the galouti kebab owes its existence to one toothless Nawab of Lucknow. The old nawab had lost all his teeth but not his appetite for kebabs and so his cooks came up with the melt-in-the mouth galouti kebab. ‘Galouti’ or ‘galawati’ literally means ‘melt’, hence the old nawab got all the meaty goodness of a kebab, in an “easy to consume if you have no teeth” kind of way!
Licious Ready-To-Cook Galouti Kebabs
We do the ‘King of Lucknowi Kebabs’ true justice with our fresh, never frozen, galouti kebabs. Prime boneless cuts of fresh mutton are finely minced and then combined with our chef’s signature blend of spices, cashews, fried onions and ghee.
We finish it off with the traditional papaya paste for tenderisation and add in decadent touches of saffron and rose petal powder. Licious galouti kebabs have zero preservatives in them and are so fresh and juicy that they need only 8 minutes to cook.
Here’s how you can cook our delicious Seekh Kebabs in 8 minutes!
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- Cook the Licious mutton galouti kebabs. All you need is 8 minutes!
- In the same pan, once you take the galouti kebabs out, cut the pav in half and toast with a little butter. Place on a plate.
- Spread the Licious Spicy Pudina Chatni on one half of the pav and garlic chutney onto the other half.
- Place a juicy Licious galouti kebab on the bottom pav.
- Put a fried green chilli on top.
- Cover with the other half of the pav and enjoy!
You can swap out the fried green chilli for a ring of raw onion instead and add a tiny squeeze of lime if you like.
Sounds like the meaty pav you always dreamed of? Start by ordering our Lucknowi Mutton Galouti Kebab and get delivery in 90 minutes!
Tip: You can also use our Hyderabadi Mutton Shammi Kebab instead of the galouti, same meaty goodness with a little less melt-in-the-mouth.
If you’re up to the challenge of making a galouti kebab from scratch, order our boneless chunks of lamb and get the recipe here.