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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Jul 23, 2020 Laiba junaid Lahore

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Apr 06, 2020 Tayyaba naveed Karachi

chicken Kababs are very tasty, we always eat kababs after every 2 days, It will taste more tastier if you add some more ingredients .

Jul 24, 2019 laraib ISL

My mummy makes this every Saturday for all of us. we eat chicken shami kabab. They are good in taste. she makes it the standard way but sometimes she uses additional ingredients which change the taste bit better.

Apr 03, 2019 Emaan Karachi

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Nov 09, 2018 sadaf larkana

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Mar 12, 2018 rimsha islamabad

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.

Sep 25, 2017 Madiha Lahore

so simple and make easy tips great method

Aug 20, 2017 madiha karachi

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.

Aug 17, 2017 Hania Faisalabad

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.

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Jul 07, 2017 Sumaiya Lahore

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! ^_^

Jun 29, 2017 Fariha bombay

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Jun 22, 2017 Sumaiya Hyderabad

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 ? ? ?

Jun 20, 2017 Rafiya Gujrat

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Jun 19, 2017 Kalsoom Sukkur

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Jun 14, 2017 salma hyderabad

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.

Jun 12, 2017 anna rawalpindi

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.

Jun 09, 2017 Bina Quetta

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.

Jun 08, 2017 Ghazala Sialkot

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.

Jun 06, 2017 Sadia sahiwal

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.

Jun 04, 2017 Mehnaz Khi

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May 31, 2017 tahira Tando adam

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.

May 29, 2017 Tania Islamabad

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.

May 25, 2017 Nikhar calcutta

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

May 24, 2017 dadi KARACHI

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.

May 19, 2017 anna rawalpindi

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.

May 18, 2017 anna Sukkar

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.

May 16, 2017 Fariha rawalpindi

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.

May 12, 2017 Sanam KARACHI

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.

May 03, 2017 Uniba Islamabad

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

Apr 24, 2017 areesha karachi

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Apr 24, 2017 mishal karachi

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.

Apr 20, 2017 Nasra rawalpindi

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.

Apr 17, 2017 Humaira LHR

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.

Apr 05, 2017 Shahida Karachi

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.

Mar 31, 2017 Shahina Peshawar

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.

Mar 29, 2017 Rija Islamabad

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.

Mar 27, 2017 Yusra Khanewal

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 17, 2017 Bina Karachi

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

Mar 09, 2017

Thanks for a very tasty recipe.

Dec 06, 2016 Laiba Lhr

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.

Oct 16, 2016 Laila Sikandar Islamabad

Boht mazedar banta hy

Sep 25, 2016 Qasim ali Shorkot

nice kababs.

Aug 02, 2016 Samiya

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.

May 25, 2016 Sahrish Rafiq

hmm. yummy. ye to bary mazy ke kabab hain

May 22, 2016 Shafqat Irshad

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.

May 11, 2016 Sana

Very easy recepe..

Apr 10, 2016 Aneela Islamabad

Zaberdast or easy recipe

Apr 05, 2016 Sara Fsd

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

Apr 03, 2016 Lubna karachi

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

Aug 25, 2015 Mano Lahore

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.

Jun 30, 2015 Gulshan

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.

Jun 07, 2015 Jassim

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

Jun 01, 2015 Uzma

Good method to make chicken kabab. thanks to share

Apr 04, 2015 samina gelsankirchen.germany

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

Apr 03, 2015 Jamila