Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings6
Main Ingredient


 Beef1 Kilogram
 Lentils1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Cumin1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Red chili10
 Black cardamoms4
 Black peppercorns To Taste
 Garlic12 Clove (60 gm)
 Cinnamon1 Inch
 Ginger1 Small
 Coriander seeds1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Yogurt1 Tablespoon
 Egg1 , beaten
 Salt To Taste
 Oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Frying)
 Coriander leaves1 Bunch (100 gm), finely chopped
 Ginger1 , finely chopped
 Mint leaves1 Bunch (100 gm), finely chopped
 Onion1 Large, finely chopped



Pour 5 cups of water in a pan, add beef, washed lentils, all the dry spices, yogurt, ginger and garlic. Boil the mixture on medium heat until the meat becomes tender. Remove from heat. Leave to cool. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.
Mix all the chopped ingredients, onion, ginger, coriander and mint leaves together. Now chop the beef mixture in a food processor pour in the beaten egg and knead well. Break off 1 tbsp of the mince paste; wet your palm and place it in the center of your palm shape it into a smooth ball. Indent the center with your thumb and press a little of stuffing mixture into this.
Fold the sides over carefully and reshape into a smooth half flat round shape. Repeat with the remaining mince. Heat a heavy based frying pan and add just enough oil to cover the surface. Add 3-4 kebabs at a time and fry on low heat to a crisp golden color on both sides.



Anonymous says :

"Cooking time 15 min"?!? How is this possible...?
Posted on: 25 April 2010 - 4:16pm

Anonymous says :

sorry please can you send me your recipes to my mail id cause i dont get much time to surf on net and search recipes but i love cooking food but somehow i manage to cook through recipes please if you can this is my mail id thanks cause maybe i could say so
Posted on: 17 December 2009 - 1:58pm

akaktima says :

This is same as Fauzia's recipe from pakistan!
Posted on: 3 October 2009 - 5:54am
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vandana says :

nice seekh kababs yasmin. I make them with chicken and it turns out real nice. Maybe the reason for not experimenting with mutton is my food allergy to mutton. Looking forward to other exciting recipes from you.
Posted on: 18 March 2008 - 5:21am
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veerpradeep says :

hey yasmin nice post but I love Shammi Kebab with Chicken because I love all Chicken dishes anyway thanks for sharing this recipe and yasmin please share your next recipe Chicken biryani ......... Here is many ways to smile!fOODLOVER veerpradeep
Posted on: 18 March 2008 - 2:30am
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Snigdha says :

Sounds great. I make Shammi kebab with chicken. Just love it. Instead of deep frying, I want to try baking them instead.
Posted on: 17 March 2008 - 10:03pm
Ghazala yasmin profile page

Ghazala yasmin says :

hey i never tried shami kebab with chicken.why dont u share ur reacipe with me. baking is a good idea
Posted on: 18 March 2008 - 12:53am
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Ganesh Dutta says :

Wonderful shami kebab recipe. This recipe is showing the real taste of Mughlai Cuisine. As per my knowledge Shami Kebab was introduced to the Indian sub-continent during the Mughal era. Really it is a historical dish.
Posted on: 14 March 2008 - 1:43pm
Ghazala yasmin profile page

Ghazala yasmin says :

absolutely rt ganesh .............
Posted on: 18 March 2008 - 12:52am
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Huff says :

Really, This is delicious recipe
Posted on: 13 March 2008 - 2:21am
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shantihhh says :

This sounds so good-I must try this soon-sometimes I mix 50% beef with 50% lamb/mutton/goat and it tastes so good-no one can guess the meat and better than just beef. I might do 50/50 beef/lamb Shanti/Mary-Anne
Posted on: 13 March 2008 - 1:27am
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Ghazala yasmin says :

hey thanks dear i'll also try ur idea 50-50
Posted on: 14 March 2008 - 6:07am