looking for kebab -e-koobideh
- divya Feb 9, 2010 11:12 AM
A Persian/iranian kebab made with minced beef/chicken/lamb.
Had it at Al-taib on demaisonneuve/guy
Looking for a store that sells the marinated skewers version to cook at home.
Adonis does not have them. (Al-taib sells 5 skewers for $20) :-<
I want to know what rice they are serving ( its not basmati)
The recipes I've seen on the Web look promising and really simple, and when tried at home, did not produce the store version results.
Your feedback/help/comments greatly appreciated.
As for the rice, the one Al-Taib use isn't Basmati but they get it wrong. The closest thing to Iranian rice here is Basmati but it really takes some skill (I'm serious, don't laugh). Iranians are very picky about their rice (we find it troubling that to most other people it's "just rice"), the grains should never stick together. A rice cooker is a big no-no. There should be plenty of Saffron.
But if ever you wanna try making it again definitely squeeze ;), I assure you it's what makes the difference. And don't chop your onions, definitely blend, it's essential to release some of the juices.
thank you polymatheus
I did notice that the rice served at Al-taib is cooked in he rice cooker, it is quite fluffy though (perhaps the addition of oil makes it stay separated...)
They did tell me it was basmati- although i was skeptical, and you confirmed that it was not.
care to share a brand name of the rice, that I may be able to pick up.