Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Shami Kebab

Shami Kebab

Shami kebab can be served as an appetizer or as a snack. It dates back to the Mughal era and was considered to be part of the royal menu.  It is delightful with a soft melt in mouth texture and is equally tasty. It is made with minced mutton and split chick peas. These patties are pan fried and served with mint chutney.

Mutton- 1 lb
Chana dal- 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Green chilly paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Onion- 1 small
Mint leaves chopped- 2 tbs
Coriander leaves - 1 hand full
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tbs
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Meat masala- 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2

Whole spices- Black cardomom-2,green cardamom- 4,Clove- 3
Cinnamon stick- 2 pieces, Bay leaves- 2 ( Make a potli /pouch using a muslin cloth)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Cook chana dal till soft and drain off the excess water.
Pressure cook  meat along with the ginger garlic paste, green chilly paste,salt and 1/2 cup water. Make sure the meat is soft and all the water evaporates.
When it cools down remove the spice pouch. Add the cooked meat, cooked chana dal, chopped onions, mint leaves coriander leaves,spice powders and juice of half lemon into a food processor. Grind the meat till it is smooth with no visible meat chunks. Divide the mixture into small lemon sized ball and flatten into patties. Let it chill in the refrigerator for two hours. Heat three to four tsp oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry till both sides are golden brown.
Serve warm with mint coriander chutney.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


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