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Chicken Shammi Kebab


Chicken Shammi Kebab

Chicken Shammi Kebab



Recipe Servings


Recipe Cook Time


Kebabs made from chicken, chana dal and a range of masalas, fried crisp.


  • 1 cup chana dal

    500 gm chicken thigh cubes, boneless

    2 Tbsp salt, or to taste

    1 Tbsp red chilli, crushed

    7 pieces dry red chilli, whole

    2 tsp cumin seeds

    2 tsp coriander, whole

    7 cloves (laung)

    10 black pepper, whole

    2 small cinnamon sticks

    1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)

    6 eggs

    1/2 bunch coriander leaves, chopped

    1/2 bunch mint leaves, chopped

    6 green chillies, chopped

    1 Tbsp ginger, chopped

    10 cloves of garlic, chopped

    Oil for pan frying


Boil the chana dal along with the chicken thigh cubes and spices. Let the chicken cook.

Strain and keep aside to cool.

Then add 3 eggs, chopped coriander, mint, green chillies, ginger and garlic.

Mix well and mince.

Make round shape kebabs of the mixture.

Coat the kebabs in the remaining eggs slightly, and pan fry them in oil.

One can serve this with mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

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Key Ingredients: bengal gram (split), chicken, salt, red chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, carom seeds, egg, coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, vegetable oil, green chillies