Friday, 9 December 2011

Shami Kabab

I've been meaning to make this since Bakra Eid, just didnt get the time.

This is my Mother's recipe and for those who havent tried my mother's food, let me tell that she is an amazing cook!
I tripled the ingredients, as my mother freezes a few too. Made 96 kababs :D (yes, i counted :P)

Ingredients :
Beef : 1 kg (boneless, fat removed, cut in cubes)
Chickpea Lentil : 250 gm (1 pao)
Salt : to taste
Red chili powder : to taste
Cumin : 1 tsp
Black pepper whole : 1 tsp
Cinnamon : 2 sticks
Clove : 1 tsp
Black cardamom :3-4
Garlic : 9-10 large cloves
Ginger : 2 inch piece
Green chilies : 9-10

(To make the kabab)
Onion : 2 medium sized
Green chilies : 10-12
Eggs : 3-4
Coriander : 1/2 cup
Mint : 1/2 cup

Method :

Soak the lentil in water for 1 hour.

In a large pot add the beef..

...add all the spices...

...and the chickpea lentil.

Cook on low flame for 2-2 1/2 hour. Or till the meat and the lentil are tender.

Now take out half of the meat (only) in a separate pot..

...add about a cup and a half of water and let it cook for 1 more hour on low flame.

Stir occasionally. Cook till the meat is so tender that it breaks and shreds when u stir it. Take off heat and let it cool a bit. than with ur hands lightly shred the meat.

Meanwhile pass the remaining meat and lentil mixture, onion and green chilies through the mince machine.

Add eggs, coriander, mint and the shredded meat to the minced meat.

Than with your hand mix for 5-7 minutes.

This is how it will look like when its done.

Shape into kababs.

Shallow fry and Enjoy !! 


  1. Yummy! keep sharing spicy recipes!!

  2. first time in your space..n wow....shami kabab recipe...bookmarking it...definitely will giv it a try sometimes....following ur space visit mine when time permits :-)

  3. @Only Fish RecipesHey !!
    Thank u so much for visiting and following !!
    do tell me how they turn out :)

  4. as usual any one can see the hard work, commitment & real passion :) simply gr8 keeep it up!!!

  5. Very appetizing kababs! Would love to try them out some time. Thanks for visiting me! :)