Sunday, April 3, 2016

Afghan Shola افغان شولا

Afghan Shola is a delicious and easily digestible dish. It is used with or without kofta.

Afghan Shola
Ingredients For Shola:
  • Broken Rice (Tota Chawal)   1/2 kg
  • Moong Sabut (moong beans)  200 g
  • Onion chopped 1
  • Garlic cloves chopped 5-6
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Salt 2 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper whole 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves 5-6
  • Cinnamon sticks 2

Ingredients for Kofta:

  • Beef cubes boneless 1/2 kg
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Yoghurt beaten  1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Onion chopped 2 medium-size
  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh mint leaves 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves  1tablespoon
  • Green chillies chopped 3
  • Fresh red chillies chopped 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Poppy seed soaked and crushed 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed powder 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

Procedure for Shola:

  • Soak rice in water for 20 minutes.
  • Wash and drain keep aside.
  • Soak moong beans in water for 15 minutes.
  • Wash , drain and keep aside.
  • Fry onion in oil till golden.
  • Add  cinnamon , cloves and black pepper, then add garlic,  haldi,  salt  and  add 1/2 cup water. Fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add soaked sabut moong and cook till half tender.
  • Add 2-3 glass water and soaked rice and cook on medium flame till rice and dal are tender.
  • Check the stickiness of cooked rice, if not add a little water.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Shola is ready for serving.

Procedure for Kofta:

  • Fry onion in oil till golden brown.
  • Remove from oil , cool and grind. keep aside.
  • Mix powder spices together, make two portions of it.
  • Now add 1/2 quantity of ground onion, 1/2 quantity of spices, 1/2 quantity of ginger garlic to the beef cubes.
  • Rub and mix well. Process in an electric food processor to a smooth texture.
  • Make baby koftas from this mixture and keep aside.
  • Now heat oil in a pan, adds remaining onion , spices, ginger garlic paste and  tomatoes. Fry for 3-5 minutes and then add yoghurt. Fry for 5-6 more minutes.
  • Add half to one cup water, cook for a boil. Then add prepared kofta balls to it.
  • Cook on low heat till koftas are well done/tender. Stir carefully during kofta cooking to avoid breakage. 
  • Sprinkle fresh mint leaves, coriander leaves , fresh red and green chillies on top and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Delicious Kofta gravy is ready for Shola.
  • Gravy of kofta gravy should be thick.

Serving of Shola:
Shola is served with saltish thick yoghurt with or without Kofta curry/gravy.