shami kebab

Shami Kebab

A very traditional dish of Pakistan … Usually made with beef but today I am making them with mutton and the correct ratio is 1 cup channa dal in 1 kg meat…but I like more dal in my kebabs so adding 1 cup channa dal in 1/2 kg meat… I like it this way,you can add any quantity of channa dal of your choice …cooked meat with lentil and some boil potatoes in it…and lot of fresh coriander, mint,onions… give it lovely fresh flavors …so try it my way hope all of you like it 🙂

People mostly complain that their kebabs break while frying …so the trick of frying perfect kebabs is let them cook completely from 1 side first with out touching them then turn them…and they will not break.

Serving= makes about 28-30 shami Kebab

Ingredients,

List 1

  • Boneless mutton/beef   500 g
  • whole dry red chilies  7-8
  • whole black pepper  2 tsp
  • cloves … long….. 7-8
  • ginger garlic paste  2 tbsp

List 2

  • whole dry coriander….sokha dhanya….  2 tbsp
  • whole cumin ….zeera…..  1-1/2 tbsp
  • salt  1 tsp
  • turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal  1 cup (soaked for 1 hour)

List 3

  • red chili powder  1 tsp
  • garam masala powder  1 tsp
  • fresh coriander chopped  1 cup
  • fresh mint chopped  1/2 cup
  • green chilies 2  chopped
  • potatoes boiled  2 medium
  • salt  1 tsp or as required
  • egg  1-1/2

List 4

  • onion  2 medium
  • lemon juice  4 tbsp

Directions,

1. Add all list 1 ingredients with 2 cups of water in a pan and cook it until meat is half done.
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1. Add all list 1 ingredients with 2 cups of water in a pan and cook it until meat is half done.
2. Now add list 2 ingredients with 1 cup water and cook until channa dal cooked nicely.
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2. Now add list 2 ingredients with 1 cup water and cook until channa dal cooked nicely.
3. When meat and lentil is nicely cook ,turn the heat high and dry it. turn off the heat and let it cool. 1 thing is important in this your lentil (dal) should not mushy.
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3. When meat and lentil is nicely cook ,turn the heat high and dry it.
turn off the heat and let it cool.
1 thing is important in this your lentil (dal) should not mushy.
4. Now chop 2 onions in chopper, add 4 tbsp lemon juice in them mix well and leave for 10 minutes.
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4. Now chop 2 onions in chopper, add 4 tbsp lemon juice in them mix well and leave for 10 minutes.
5. Chop finely meat and lentil mixture.
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5. Chop finely meat and lentil mixture.
6. Now add chopped meat mixture in chopped onions with all list 3 ingredients.
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6. Now add chopped meat mixture in chopped onions with all list 3 ingredients.
7. now mash all these with hands and mix well.
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7. now mash all these with hands and mix well.
8. Make Kebabs
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8. Make Kebabs…freeze at this point…or fry them as it is.
9. Fry them now in 4-5 tbsp oil...or add more oil if needed.. The trick of frying perfect kebabs is let them cook completely from 1 side first then turn them...and they will not break.
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9. Fry them now in 4-5 tbsp oil…or add more oil if needed..
The trick of frying perfect kebabs is let them cook completely from 1 side first then turn them…and they will not break.
Shami kebabs are ready.
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Shami kebabs are ready.

 

 

 

 

 

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