20 Jul


Shami kebab (Persian: شامی کباب‎, Urdu: شامی کباب‎, Hindi: शामी कबाब), or shami tikka (Urdu: شامی تکہ‎, Hindi: शामी टिक्का), is a popular Afghan and Indian variety of kebab, also found in Pakistani cuisine. A variation of Shami kebab is found in Bangladeshi cuisine. They are also popular in Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. It is composed of a small patty of minced meat, (usually beef in Afghanistan, or chevon in India, but occasionally lamb or mutton), with ground chickpeas, egg to hold it together, and spices. –  WIKI 

Ingredients :-

  1.  500 grms – boneless/ minced meat(without fat)
  2. ½ tsp –  Cumin Seeds
  3. 1  cup –  chana dal
  4. 2 tsp- red chilli powder
  5. 2 – Black Cardamoms
  6. 12-loves of Garlic
  7. 1″ –  piece of Cinnamon Stick
  8. 1 – small piece of Ginger Root
  9. 1 – tbsp Yogurt
  10. 1 –  Egg (beaten)
  11. Salt (to taste)
  12.  Cooking Oil  for frying



  • Boil minced meat in 3 cups of water and a teaspoonful of salt till water is absorbed and meat is tender.
  • Grind meat into a fine paste.
  • Take garlic, cumin seeds, cardamoms, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns, red chillies and soaked gram dal and grind into a fine paste.
  • Mix both the pastes well.
  • Now mix well beaten eggs and prepare a uniform dough.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies and onion to dough and mix well.
  • Shape the dough into small round flattened balls or kababs.
  • Heat ghee and deep fry kababs till golden brown and serve hot with sauce or chutney.


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2 Responses to “SHAMI KEBABS”

  1. Marilyn Bauminger July 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Meat is not one of the ingredients you listed – was this an oversight?

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