Galouti kebab, also known as, galawati kebab is a popular Lucknawi preparation made with finely minced meat – the meat usually being lamb, goat or beef. The name ‘Galouti’ means melt in the mouth, and true to its etymology, the dish does melt in the mouth owing to the finesse of the mince. This kebab was created specially for the aging Nawab Wajid Ali Shah of Lucknow who had lost all his teeth but continued to be a connoisseur of good food, particularly meat. Hence, the royal kitchen devised this brilliant melt in the mouth and easy to eat Galouti Kebab.
Making the kebab is supremely easy, given you have the right ingredients and appliances to churn out a fine mince. As mentioned, the kebab usually uses mutton or beef but chicken too can be a viable choice for the recipe. Galouti kebabs are best had with fresh coriander chutney with a side of lemon and onions. Follow this recipe to delight your guests at the next get together!
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