Shami Kabab

Shami kabab recipe - Shami Kabab recipe is composed of small patty of meat boiled and grinded with chickpeas and whole spices and ginger garlic. Then the boiled meat and chickpeas are blended with chopped onions and coriander and green chilies forming soft and spicy mixture for making small patties of kebabs. Shami Kabab Recipe recipe is regarded as one of the most popular recipe of Pakistani cuisine. No dining table is complete without presenting delicious and aromatic Shami Kabab Recipe recipe. By following the Shami Kabab Recipe recipe as it is listed will get you perfect taste. Above is the Shami Kabab Recipe recipe by which you can make Shami Kabab Recipe easily anywhere around the world. All the ingredients & method are provided for your assistance.

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• Boneless Beef - 500 grams
• Split Chickpeas (Chana ki Daal): 250 grams
• 1 Small Ginger
• Garlic: 8 Cloves
• Whole Red Chillies: 8 pcs
• Green Chillies: 6 pcs
• Hot Spice Powder: a pinch
• Eggs: 2 pcs
• Salt: To taste
• Oil
How to make Shami Kabab


Hi, we are going to make shami kababs today. These are very tasty and can be served at various occasions.

1. First of all boil the meat, pulses and all other spices together in a pot.

2. Now grind the ingredients very well in a food processor.

3. After grinding the stuff, make patties of the batter with your hands.

4. Add oil in a pan and fry the patties.

5. Kababs are ready. Have them traditional Pakistani way; enjoy with coriander(dhania) chutney or tomato ketchup.

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:

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Reviews & Comments

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  • Umema Malik,

more times I make Shami Kabab with Meat however I couldn''t success to make it delicious yet as indicated by this recipe of Shami Kabab I first time shami kabab to make it delicious.

  • Rabia Umer,

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  • soiba khan ,

I and my whole family are passionate foodies. today I chose Shami Kabab recipe to cook for the menu. We keep going out to enjoy foods. Whenever we visit a new city in Pakistan, we try its restaurants. We like beef & mutton recipes the most and for this, we are ready to eat any time.

  • Habeeba, Dehli

The steps of the chef which is mentioned in the recipe of Shami Kabab is quite better that the steps which I used, I will definitely try this way of making Shami Kabab to develop some unique taste.

  • anum, khi