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Shami Kabab Recipe

Shami Kabab recipe is great snack made with mutton and chana dal. If you are new to cooking and are in quest of easy yet delicious recipes then you must surely try this recipe of Shami Kebab. The clandestine of making finest Shami Kabab recipe is exposed in this recipe. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword shami kabab
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 425kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 500 gm mutton mince
  • 2 small onions roughly cut
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup bengal gram / chana dal
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 green chili
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves
  • handful of coriander leaves / cilantro
  • oil for frying


  • In a pan, add the meat mince, onion, water, chana dal, cardamoms, cinnamon, salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander seeds and garlic.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat.
  • Cook everything till all the water has evaporated from it and the meat is tender. If the water is present in the mixture, the binding of the kabab will be difficult and they will just fall apart
  • Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool. You can remove the whole spices as they do not grind well.
  • Grind the meat in a food processor along with the green chillies, and coriander leaves and egg.
  • Divide the mixture equally into small lemon sized portions and shape each of them into a circle.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the shamis until they golden brown in color
  • Remove and drain the excess oil on kitchen towels. Serve hot with mint chutney.
  • You can even store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.