Rating: 3 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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

prep:
30 mins
cook:
31 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 31 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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Reviews (2)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2020
The flavor is 5 stars but I had too much water as well. I added another egg and more ground meat. They took about 8 minutes to cook each batch as I poured them like a pancake. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2020
The flavor is 5 stars but I had too much water as well. I added another egg and more ground meat. They took about 8 minutes to cook each batch as I poured them like a pancake. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2021
Ended up to wet to shape...so I baked like a meatloaf. Next time I'd cook lentils separately and mix with other ingredients to cook chicken before blender. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/14/2017
Making this recipe was a disaster - I simmered it 3 times longer than the recipe called for and it was starting to stick to the bottom of the pan but was still was too watery to form into patties. Instead I ended up with a thick soup and now I don't know what to do with it. Too bad I thought it had great potential. I used red lentils instead of yellow in case that made any difference. Read More
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