Chicken Shami Kabab Recipe Step By Step

Wash split bengal gram completely.

Add salt, whole red chili, white cumin, coriander powder, ginger garlic, onions and water and tenderize lentil.

When lentil is tender, add chicken.

When water is dried, add ground allspice powder.

Grind using a churner.

Chop onions, green chili, green coriander and mint and add to lentil mixture. Also add eggs.

Mix well and make shape of kababs.

Heat oil in frying pan.

Fry kababs in hot oil, if one side is fried, revert them to fry from other side.

Take out when it turns golden brown in color.

Chicken Shami Kabab is Ready!

Recipe of Chicken Shami Kebab


  • Boneless Chicken: 1/2 kg
  • Split Bengal Gram: 1/8 kg
  • Whole Red Chili: 10 to 15 pcs
  • Salt: as per taste
  • White Cumin: 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander Powder: 2 tablespoons
  • Ground Allspice Powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Onions: 1 pcs
  • Water: as required
  • Oil: 1 tablespoon

For Garnishing:

  • Thin Chopped Onions: 2 pcs
  • Green Coriander: 1/2 bunch
  • Mint: 1/2 bunch
  • Green Chili: 5 to 6 or as per taste
  • Eggs: 2 pcs



Wash lentil well.

Add salt, whole red chili, onions, white cumin, coriander powder, ginger garlic with lentils and cook.

When lentil is tenderized, add chicken and cook.

When chicken is tender and water is dried, add ground allspice powder and mix well.

When lentil and chicken is tender, grind both of them well with wooden churner (you can also use chopper).

After grinding, add chopped onions, green chili, green coriander and mint and mix with lentil and chicken and then add eggs. Mix well. Form kababs and fry.

Chicken shami kababs are ready.


Find a delicious shami kabab recipe to make with chicken and split bengal gram.

Among thousands of chicken recipes, shami kabab is a top favorite of many Pakistanis. Today, is telling how to make Chicken Shami Kabab with detailed step by step instructions. Each step is made very clear with pictures and with corresponding steps. We can expect you can cook Shami Kababs with chicken meat after reading this step by step recipe.

Shami Kabab keeps the value of a tradition in Pakistani Cuisine. With time, it's popularity grew higher and it was not limited to Pakistan but adopted as a tradition in other Asian countries. As a general rule of thumb, it is cooked with beef meat but now it is also cooked with Chicken. is presenting step by step recipe for chicken shami kababs. Cook the recipe and your freezers would be packed with Chicken Shamis tonight.

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  • Madiha - Lahore Sep 25, 2017

    wow it is my favorite chicken shami kababs. I loved to eat these kababs. I prefer chicken kababs over beef or mutton kababs. I add a little mashed potato in chicken keema as it adds a crisp in the kabab.

  • madiha - karachi Aug 20, 2017

    so simple and make easy tips great method

  • Hania - Faisalabad Aug 17, 2017

    Great idea to make shami kababs with chicken, I actually thought that shami kabab can only be made with beef keema however now my opinion is changed. I would definitely try this kabab recipe.

  • Nadira - Malir Khi Jul 26, 2017

    Yeah, I was looking for general shami kabab recipe to make with beef or mutton but this recipe is very amazing that I immediately decided to make it myself. It is a wonderful recipe and I will make it again on the coming weekend.

  • Sumaiya - Lahore Jul 07, 2017

    shami kabab step by step is better way to learn to make dishes. I am so glad that I have found a place from where I can learn things in better way. As they are explained so professionally and easily so that everybody can understand.

  • Fariha - bombay Jun 29, 2017

    ummm… I must say that chicken shami kabab is a worth trying recipe. I made it for my family members and they were very happy to eat it just because of its yummy and incredible taste. So that’s why I must say a thanks to you for this outstanding recipe. Thank you! ^_^

  • Sumaiya - Hyderabad Jun 22, 2017

    My father was so happy to eat it as I made it so perfectly and error-less for him only. He said that I am proud of my daughter. Thank you so much for making my father proud of myself.

  • Rafiya - Gujrat Jun 20, 2017

    I think it is nice idea of making shami kababs from chicken as they do not give a good taste when made from beef. I will try this recipe and will surely tell you about the taste of this dish ? ? ?

  • Kalsoom - Sukkur Jun 19, 2017

    There are always some unique and innovative recipes present on this page whose taste is even unique for me and this is one of those recipes.

  • salma - hyderabad Jun 14, 2017

    It is almost impossible for the teenage girls like me to make food. My mother was amazed and happy that I made such a complex food. And all the credit goes to you for sharing such an amazing recipe.

  • anna - rawalpindi Jun 12, 2017

    shami kabab seems so tasty. I got this recipe and said that I should try this at home. Now when I’ve the recipe and I am craving to make so there is no chance that I don’t try this.

  • Bina - Quetta Jun 09, 2017

    For my family last night in the dinner, I cooked these yummy shami kabab. All of the family members were so happy to see a change in food and they enjoyed a lot eating it.

  • Ghazala - Sialkot Jun 08, 2017

    What a great thing it could be if you have a yummy plate of shami kabab with pulao and raita in front of you??? Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  • Sadia - sahiwal Jun 06, 2017

    These kababs were made by my sister for one of the family get together arranged at my home. I was so much happy to hear the remarks about its yummy crust. Everyone liked it a lot.

  • Mehnaz - Khi Jun 04, 2017

    Yesterday night we tried to make shami kabab but ended up making salan. Lol indeed that was a good new recipe that made up of one of the spoiled recipe.

  • tahira - Tando adam May 31, 2017

    all of your recipes are so good. One thing I like about your recipes is that they are fully explained in easy steps with the help of images that make them more lucrative.

  • Tania - Islamabad May 29, 2017

    The way you use to teach every recipe is really so unique and easy to follow. I made chicken shami kabab by following this recipe. I must say that these were outclass in taste. Thanks.

  • Nikhar - calcutta May 25, 2017

    These shami kababs made from chicken were cooked by me for the dinner last night. Everyone on the dinner table was appreciating it a lot. Their kind compliments made me happy. Thank you for this one.

  • dadi - KARACHI May 24, 2017

    chicken shami kabab is one of the renowned recipes. There are so many recipes and directions to make this recipe.

  • anna - rawalpindi May 19, 2017

    this recipe of chicken shami kabab is so good. Shai kabab without chicken in them are not that much tasty. Served with ketchup, these kababs make a perfect meal.

  • anna - Sukkar May 18, 2017

    I never tried to make shami kababs by using chicken before as I always make it using beef or mutton. So it will be a completely new and unique experience for me to try it.

  • Fariha - rawalpindi May 16, 2017

    thankyou for this step by step guide. Now I can make this for guest easily. I will make sure to upload my reviews about the recipe.

  • Sanam - KARACHI May 12, 2017

    chicken is my all time favorite and I always try to make new things by using chicken and in this way this website help me a lot. I always use this site to try new dishes and improve my cooking skills.

  • Uniba - Islamabad May 03, 2017

    chicken shami kabab was an awesome recipe. When I ate it first time, I was surprised to see that it is made with chicken. Then I asked my cousin for its recipe, and she gave me. Then I made it several times. It tastes better than beef.

  • areesha - karachi Apr 24, 2017

    I never miss this chance to make this chicken shami kabab which I suddenly saw its recipe here to searching another thing because we really like to eat this kabab

  • mishal - karachi Apr 24, 2017

    If whenever I want to make any dish of any occasion so I just come here at this site that still helps me to make the delicious dishes with the lots of taste which everyone really like to eat

  • Nasra - rawalpindi Apr 20, 2017

    I primed shami kababs for the farewell party of one of the senior of our office. All of my colleagues liked it very much due to the yummy and pleasing taste of them.

  • Humaira - LHR Apr 17, 2017

    shami kababs are nice quick to make snacks. Eat it with chutney, raita, or ketchup, it is made with boneless chicken mince and once you make it in bulk, you can enjoy it for long time. Just fry it and serve.

  • Shahida - Karachi Apr 05, 2017

    Some days ago, chicken got highly expensive then we left eating it. However, now it's price is again coming down and therefore, we are going to buy boneless chicken and minced chicken again. and this time I will make shami kababs.

  • Shahina - Peshawar Mar 31, 2017

    great recipe, this is really something new for me . I will make it , I like chicken and have been eating it in multiple ways but this time, i am looking to make chicken kebabs.

  • Rija - Islamabad Mar 29, 2017

    wow lovely shami kababs , i was looking for making step by step recipe for shami kababs and this exactly fulfilled my requirement. I would follow your recipe and make it this time with your given recipes and steps. Thank you.

  • Yusra - Khanewal Mar 27, 2017

    thanks for sharing chicken shami recipe. We were used to of making regular beef and chana daal shami kabab and are happy to find the recipe of this. it is bit different and will be providing us another taste. I have heard that chicken kababs are very very tasty.

  • Bina - Karachi Mar 17, 2017

    chicken shami kabab is very tasty , if we compare it with beef shami kababs, then beef kabab has its own taste and chicken kababs come with its beautiful taste. I would prefer beef but do not miss chicken kababs as well.

  • - Mar 09, 2017

    Ye quantity kitny logo k liay kafi hy .? In dinner

  • Laiba - Lhr Dec 06, 2016

    Thanks for a very tasty recipe.

  • Laila Sikandar - Islamabad Oct 16, 2016

    This recipe is soooo good n delicious for me. And I tried this recipe recently and my experience is soooo good becoz everyone like these chicken shami. So thanks from my side for kfoods.

  • Qasim ali - Shorkot Sep 25, 2016

    Boht mazedar banta hy

  • Samiya - Aug 02, 2016

    nice kababs.

  • Sahrish Rafiq - May 25, 2016

    very good way to describe recipes. I like your recipes the most and check your step by step section everyday to see if there are any new recipes.

  • Shafqat Irshad - May 22, 2016

    hmm. yummy. ye to bary mazy ke kabab hain

  • Sana - May 11, 2016

    chicken kebabs are also very tasty. I have observed that people only prefer shami kebabs with beef but in my opinion, chicken is best. it is very tasty.

  • Aneela - Islamabad Apr 10, 2016

    Very easy recepe..

  • Sara - Fsd Apr 05, 2016

    Zaberdast or easy recipe

  • Lubna - karachi Apr 03, 2016

    V nice. I like chicken kababs and you have given us a very simple way to make these delicious kababs. thanks

  • Mano - Lahore Aug 25, 2015

    Awesome recipe,,, ab ke shami kabab isi recipe se dekh kar banaungi . mujhe boht achi lagi hai ap ki recipe . thank you

  • Gulshan - Jun 30, 2015

    Chicken shami kabab are also tasty though but no match with original beef shami kabab recipe. Chicken tastes well in its original recipes however shami kabab are made perfect from beef but chicken shami kabab are good too.

  • Jassim - Jun 07, 2015

    these kebabs were never heard or eaten by me but now I am quite interested in cooking these. Since i live alone, this job has to be done by me. I keep exploring new dishes and this is another good recipe for me.

  • Uzma - Jun 01, 2015

    thank you for making the recipe easier. I can cook it because of you

  • samina - gelsankirchen.germany Apr 04, 2015

    Good method to make chicken kabab. thanks to share

  • Jamila - Apr 03, 2015

    Beef kay shami kabab tu sunay thay but chicken kay first time deakhay hai. Mai try karo gi ...

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