Shami Kebab/ Spiced Meat Patties


A kebab so good, that it melts in your mouth as soon as you take a bite. A great appetiser and celebratory dish that can be made with any meat – mutton, beef or chicken.

Shami Kebab/ Spiced Meat Patties

June 8, 2018
: 14-16
: 1 hr
: 45 min
: 1 hr 45 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • 500 g Minced Mutton/ Beef
  • 1/2 cup Split Bengal Gram/ Channa Dal
  • 1 Onion
  • 8 Garlic cloves
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Whole spices to toast and grind
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 7 Cloves
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 3/4 tsp Caraway seeds/ Shahi jeera
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
Directions
  • Step 1 Wash and soak the channa dal in water for 1-2 hours.
  • Step 2 Heat ghee in a pan and ad roast the whole spices on low flame for 2 minutes. Grind these to fine powder.
  • Step 3 Using a chopper or food processor, grind the onion, garlic, green chillies, coriander and mint leaves  to a fine mixture. 
  • Step 4 Heat a deep pan, pour in a tablespoon of oil, add in channa dal, minced meat, salt and turmeric powder. Saute for 2 minutes and pour in a glass of water, mix well. Cover with a lid and cook until the water has evaporated and the meat is cooked through. Keep it aside to cool.
  • Step 5 Grind the meat and channa to a fine mixture. Transfer this to a bowl, crack in an egg, add the ground spice mix and the ground onion and herb mixture. Combine verything well.
  • Step 6 Shape them into patties. Make sure there are no cracks. If the mixture is too dry, add another egg. 
  • Step 7 Shallow fry the patties until golden on each side. Use a fork or a spoon to flip them over. Serve with mint chutney or ketchup.  

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