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  Beef 1 Kilogram
  Lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili 10
  Black cardamoms 4
  Black peppercorns To Taste
  Garlic 12 Clove (60 gm)
  Cinnamon 1 Inch
  Ginger 1 Small
  Coriander seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yogurt 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Salt To Taste
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
  Coriander leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm), finely chopped
  Ginger 1 , finely chopped
  Mint leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm), finely chopped
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped


Pour 5 cups of water in a pan, add beef, washed lentils, all the dry spices, yogurt, ginger and garlic. Boil the mixture on medium heat until the meat becomes tender. Remove from heat. Leave to cool. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.
Mix all the chopped ingredients, onion, ginger, coriander and mint leaves together. Now chop the beef mixture in a food processor pour in the beaten egg and knead well. Break off 1 tbsp of the mince paste; wet your palm and place it in the center of your palm shape it into a smooth ball. Indent the center with your thumb and press a little of stuffing mixture into this.
Fold the sides over carefully and reshape into a smooth half flat round shape. Repeat with the remaining mince. Heat a heavy based frying pan and add just enough oil to cover the surface. Add 3-4 kebabs at a time and fry on low heat to a crisp golden color on both sides.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Shami kebab

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shantihhh's picture
This sounds so good-I must try this soon-sometimes I mix 50% beef with 50% lamb/mutton/goat and it tastes so good-no one can guess the meat and better than just beef. I might do 50/50 beef/lamb Shanti/Mary-Anne
Ghazala.yasmin's picture
hey thanks dear i'll also try ur idea 50-50
Huff's picture
Really, This is delicious recipe
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Wonderful shami kebab recipe. This recipe is showing the real taste of Mughlai Cuisine. As per my knowledge Shami Kebab was introduced to the Indian sub-continent during the Mughal era. Really it is a historical dish.
Ghazala.yasmin's picture
absolutely rt ganesh .............
Snigdha's picture
Sounds great. I make Shammi kebab with chicken. Just love it. Instead of deep frying, I want to try baking them instead.
Ghazala.yasmin's picture
hey i never tried shami kebab with chicken.why dont u share ur reacipe with me. baking is a good idea
veerpradeep's picture
hey yasmin nice post but I love Shammi Kebab with Chicken because I love all Chicken dishes anyway thanks for sharing this recipe and yasmin please share your next recipe Chicken biryani ......... Here is many ways to smile!fOODLOVER veerpradeep
vandana's picture
nice seekh kababs yasmin. I make them with chicken and it turns out real nice. Maybe the reason for not experimenting with mutton is my food allergy to mutton. Looking forward to other exciting recipes from you.
akaktima's picture
This is same as Fauzia's recipe from pakistan!
Anonymous's picture
sorry please can you send me your recipes to my mail id cause i dont get much time to surf on net and search recipes but i love cooking food but somehow i manage to cook through recipes please if you can this is my mail id thanks cause maybe i could say so
Anonymous's picture
"Cooking time 15 min"?!? How is this possible...?
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