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Shami kebab is a popular local variety of kebab from the Indian subcontinent. It is part of the Pakistani, Punjabi, Indian, and Bangladeshi cuisines. Serve with sweet chile sauce or plum chutney.

Recipe Summary

cook:
31 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 31 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place lentils in a container. Pour in enough water to cover and let soak, at least 30 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine drained lentils, 4 1/4 cups water, ground chicken, onion, green chile peppers, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala, and salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and let simmer until water has been mostly absorbed and lentils are soft, 20 to 25 minutes.

  • Place the lentil mixture in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Stir in cilantro.

  • Shape mixture into patties and dip into beaten eggs.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry patties in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side.

Cook's Notes:

To make patties softer, add 1 or 2 eggs to the mixture before shaping.

You can freeze the patties for almost a month after shaping them.

Nutrition Facts

493 calories; protein 46.2g; carbohydrates 47g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 147.7mg; sodium 2128.2mg. Full Nutrition
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