Shami Kabab Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

• 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



METHOD:

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.

Chef Rahat Posted By: sharmeen, Karachi



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.



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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.

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Reviews & Comments (131)

muhammad ali - karachi Feb 19, 2018
Shami kababs are very tasty. Actually, the main taste in kababs is of chana dal and egg and both of these things are used in this kabab which make it extensively tasteful and delicious.
Rasheeda - Bhakkar Jan 05, 2018
Shami kabab is the most common snack in Pakistan and made in every home. But kfoods kabab recipe is quite different and innovative. I will surely try this.
Samreen - Gujranwala Nov 26, 2017
Thanks, we have just wedded our son and my daughter in law belongs to China. She came to Pakistan, we are teaching her lots of Pakistani foods. So far I have made her make shami kababs and chicken karahi. She made much improved, much better and hope with time, she will rock.
Samia - Haripur Nov 22, 2017
Wow I love to eat shami kababs especially those that use chana daal. It has a great taste and nice taste. However I see that your recipe is a bit different as it uses additional ingredients. That's why it would be even tastier as I think.
Sahiba - Vihari Nov 19, 2017
shami kebabs are very good , usually we make it with beef but i want to try it now with our kinds of meat. Now I have some lamb meat and I want to make dumba shami kababs so I want to receive your suggestions about it.

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Shami Kabab recipe is the local variety of kebabs from the Indian subcontinent. It is mostly the part of Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi cuisines. 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. Egg is used for binding of patties which are then deep fried forming Shami kababs. Shami Kabab recipe is often made as side dish on every dinner table and also enjoyed alone. Shami kebabs recipe are served with chapattis and raita. Mostly people make Shami kebabs and preserve in their freezers and then just fry it whenever they want to eat.

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