Shami Kabab Recipe


Shami Kabab is a delicious non-veg starter dish made with minced mutton. It is an exotic and very popular kabab recipe of India. This particular kabab is perfect to serve either as a great appetizer or as a snack dish.shami-kebab

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 cups minced mutton
  • 4 green chillies chopped
  • 5-6 cloves garlic paste
  • 1 inch ginger paste
  • 1 onion thinly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tsp gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste

How to make Shami Kabab:

  1. Beat the egg in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Pressure cook the minced mutton with 6 cups of water and little bit of salt.
  3. Wait for about 4-5 whistles until meat tenders.
  4. Grind the boiled meat into a fine paste.
  5. Add salt and remaining spices.
  6. Add beaten egg and stir with gram flour.
  7. Also add green chillies, ginger, garlic and onion.
  8. Mix well and make a dough.
  9. Add little amount of water if required to make a stiff dough.
  10. Shape into small round balls.
  11. Melt the ghee in a pan.
  12. Flatten the balls and deep fry until turn into golden brown in color.
  13. Serve immediately with coriander chutney and salad.

Chef Tips:

  1. You can mix the onion with spices, blend and make a smooth paste to use in the dough.
  2. While making balls, apply little bit of oil in your palms, so that it will be easy for you to make equal size, well shaped balls.
  3. You can thread these balls in the skewers and grill in the oven or cook on flat hot griddle.



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