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Shami Kabab Recipe (Street style)

Delicious kabab; taste great with chutney in bun kabab.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Keyword shami kabab recipe, shami kebab
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Forming Kababs and frying 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 kabab
Calories 183kcal


Preparing kabab

  • 500 gram boneless meat (gosht bagair haddi)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 125 gram or ½ cup split chickpea (channa ki dal, soaked)
  • 125 gram or ½ cup red lentil (masoor dal)
  • 1 potato ,peeled and cut into large chunk
  • ½ cup mint leaves ,packed


  • 8-12 small green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger chopped (Adrak)
  • 6 clove garlic chopped (lahsun)
  • 6 round red chili ,8 if you like spicy
  • 5 clove laung
  • 1 inch cinnamon (dal cheeni)
  • 1 black cardamom (bari elaichi)
  • 1 tablespoon corriander (dhanya)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (sabut zeera)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Forming kabab

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (hara dhanya)
  • 1 large onion chopped (piyaz)
  • 2 egg hard boiled (ubla howa anda)
  • eggs to fry
  • oil to fry


Prepping kabab

  • In a pot take all ingredient of preparing kabab and spices. Mix well and cook for 30-40 minutes until meat is tender and daal is soft and mushy.
  • Burn all excess water with constant stirring. This step is important, there should be no water in daal.
  • Let the mixture cool. Remove cinnamon stick and black cardamom from mixture and discard.
  • Then in a chopper make a smooth mixture of dal and meat.

Forming kabab

  • In a large dish take kabab mixture, fresh coriander, chat masala, 2 boiled egg and onion. Mix well.
  • Make disc shaped kabab peti from the mixture.
  • Beat remaining three egg with salt and ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.
  • Dip each kabab in egg mixture and fry in shallow oil until golden brown and serve hot.



For freezing:
Place all in-fried kababs separately in tray, freeze them for 2 hours. When kabab are fully frozen. Place them one on top of other in an air tight container and freeze. Thaw frozen kabab for 30-60 mins before frying. Dip kababs in egg wash and fry directly in hot oil.


Calories: 183kcal