Shami Kabab, also called and written Shami Kebab is a very famous variation of Kababs in the sub continent. Although, origin of Shami Kababs is Afghanistan, it has been adopted as a regular food in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Kababs are cooked with slight difference in different Asian Cuisines in terms of spices, ingredients and cooking style. It is made with a patty of ground meat (beef or mutton), with chickpeas, and eggs which creates stickiness and some spices for taste enhancement. To make Shami Kababs, first meat is minced, then mixed with eggs and ground chickpeas and then kneaded to mix all these ingredients well. Some additional spices like chili and pepper are also added to the mix to make them spicier. Round patties are then formed with hands which are fried to eat or stored for later use.
Shami Kabab is treated as a snack and sometimes as appetizer. It is a part of traditions in Sindh, Punjab and Kashmir region of Pakistan as well as in Uttar Pradesh in India. Shami Kebabs are treated as a favorite home and street snack in South Asia especially in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. For additional taste, it is usually served with lemon juice, chopped onions and mint chutney. It is common recipe to cook at Eid ul Fitr Celebrations.
Shaami Kebabs can be eaten in multiple ways. They are usually served with roti and chutney, without roti with tomato ketchup,
hot sauce, chili garlic sauce or raita. They are also sometimes eaten with fried, Chinese or yakhni pulao.
Famous Kababs and Boti Recipes in Pakistan:
Undoubtedly, shami kabab is the most popular kabab snack eaten in Pakistan. However there are some other snacks that stand after shami kababs and do worth giving a try.
Some of the top favorite of Pakistani people are:
Here are other shami kabab recipes you might be interested in:
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