Let's just agree that a lovely platter of juicy kebabs is a great crowd-pleaser, no matter what the occasion might be. Just the whiff of tandoori kebab is enough to make us drool. The smoky, char-grilled aroma and melt-in-mouth texture is simply irresistible. And when it comes to the variety of kebabs, Indian cuisine boasts of a repertoire that is unmatched!
Chapli kebab is one delicious star dish from the lot that has been pleasing our taste buds since generations together. Made with fine minced meat combined with onion, tomatoes, eggs and pomegranate seeds, Chapli kebabs are said to have originated in Peshawar (now in Pakistan). A gem from the authentic Pashtuni cuisine, famous for a chewy texture of kebabs as compared to its Awadhi counterparts, Chapli kebabs gets the name due to its characteristic flat look (Chapta means flat in Urdu). One can find this popular kebab on the streets of Delhi and Lucknow too. The fine balance of spices and meat with a charred texture makes for a perfect party/festive snack that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. And guess what, you can easily make them at home too!
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Peshawari Chapli Kebabs Recipe:
To make Peshawari chapli kebabs at home, all you need is minced meat mixed with salt and pepper combined with chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander seeds, made into round patties and shallow-fried/grilled to perfect crisp. You can also add a slice of tomatoes on the second side of patty while frying or a tinge of sourness in the kebabs. You can pair these kebabs with buns and a dip or chutney of your choice to make it a scrumptious affair.
Find the full recipe of Peshawari chapli kebabs here.
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