Shami Kebab Recipe

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Shami Kebab
How to make Shami Kebab
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Shami Kebab Recipe | Kebab Recipe: Kebabs are known to be a famous in the Indian and surrounding regions like Pakistan and Bangladesh. Shami kebabs are succulent minced lamb patties with some Bengal gram and loads of fragrant masalas filled inside and are deep fried till crisp and golden. An integral appetizer of every dinner party menu, it is a feast to relish on these kebabs with some mint chutney and onion rings on the side.

Ingredients of Shami Kebab

  • 500 Gram Leg of lamb (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • 10 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Bengal gram
  • 6 Black cardamoms
  • 12 Green cardamoms
  • 4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dry ginger powder
  • 4 pieces Ginger (cut into 1)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 5 Green chillies (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Black cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Green coriander (chopped)
  • For frying Refined oil

How to Make Shami Kebab

  • 1.In a pan, add the meat, water, Bengal gram, black and green cardamoms, cinnamon sticks, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, dry ginger powder, ginger and garlic paste.
  • 2.Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to cook it until all the water has evaporated and the meat is tender.
  • 3.Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside to cool. Discard the whole spices.
  • 4.Pass the meat twice through a mincing machine, adding the green chillies, black cumin seeds and green coriander.
  • 5.Divide the mixture equally into lemon-sized portions and shape each of them into patty.
  • 6.Heat the refined oil in a pan; deep-fry the patties until they turn a golden brown
  • 7.Remove and drain the excess oil on kitchen towels.
  • 8.Serve hot and crisp with mint chutney and lemon wedges on the side.

Recipe Notes

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Key Ingredients: Leg of lamb (boneless, cut into cubes), Water, Bengal gram, Black cardamoms, Green cardamoms, Cinnamon sticks, Kashmiri red chilli powder, Salt, Turmeric powder, Dry ginger powder, Ginger (cut into 1), Garlic paste, Green chillies (chopped), Black cumin seeds, Green coriander (chopped), Refined oil