Thursday, August 04, 2011

Shami Kabab

There are number of things which can be made with evening tea, in kitty or birthday parties and even in dinner parties. Shami Kababs (petties) are the most tempting and exotic meal, served on different occasions. Treat for the meat lovers, shami kababs are made full of spices. The genuine recipe of these kababs includes beef meat which is prohibited to Hindus to eat. So, they can substitute beef with the chicken. You can use shami kababs as burger petties or make their sandwitches or can eat them alone without complementing with anything. It all depends upon you; eat them the way you like.

  • One kilogram chicken (breast piece or pieces)
  • One cup of chane ki daal (garbanzo beans)
  • One tablespoon of safed zeera or cumin
  • Salt as per taste
  • One tablespoon of adrak lehsan paste (ginger garlic paste)
  • One tablespoon of yogurt
  • Ten seeds of sabut lal mirch (red chilli seeds)
  • Half teaspoon of sookha dhania (dry coriander seeds)
  • Four pieces of bari ilaichi (big sized cardamom)
  • One stick of dalchini (cinnamon stick)
  • One teaspoon of grounded black pepper
  • One egg
  • One onion (finely chopped)
  • A bunch of hara dhania (fresh coriander)
  • Half bunch of poodeena (mint leaves)
  • Five to six hari mirch (green chilli chopped)
Preparation Process:
Put chicken and all ingredients except egg in a pan and add enough water that everything gets boiled. When meat becomes edible and water gets absorbed, blend everything in the food processor. Taste the mixture that everything is according to your taste. If not then increase the quantity of spices. Add egg, coriander, mint leaves and green chilli and mix it all well in the mixture. Grease your hands with oil. Take a considerable amount of mixture and make a fine ball of it. Then press the ball gently that it turns into a thick oval or circular shape. Make the kababs of whole mixture in the same manner and fry them shallow in oil.

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