Chicken Shami Kebab – Recipe Book

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 Shami kebabs are one of the popular kebab in India, afghan
and Pakistan. It s a combination of chicken and lentils. Here is a simple
recipe for making delicious chicken shami kebabs.

  1. Lentils (chana dal or masoor dal)-  ¼ cup
  2. Chicken boneless pieces- ¼ kg
  3. Ginger garlic paste-1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  5. Chilly powder- ½ tsp
  6. Pepper powder-1 /2 tsp
  7. Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  8. Garam masala powder- ¼ tsp
  9. Salt-to taste
  10. Boiled Potato-1 medium size
  11. Lemon juice-1 tbsp
  12. Coriander leaves chopped- 3 tbsp
  13. Egg-1
  14. Oil-for shallow frying


  • Wash and soak lentils in water for overnight.
  • Drain it and add in to a pressure cooker along with 2-9
  • Add ¼ cup of water and pressure cooks it for few whistles
    (almost 5) until all of the chicken pieces and lentils are nicely cooked and in
    a mashed consistency. After cools down; open the lid and dries out the excess
    water by open heating.
  • Allow to cools down completely.
  • Add it in to  a blender
    along with lemon juice and egg.
  • Make a fine puree out of it.
  • Add mashed potato (without any lumps in it) and coriander
    leaves in to it.
  • Mix well and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Make equal balls out of it.
  • Take each ball in your greased palm (with water or oil) and
    flatten it in to the desired shape.
  • Shallow fry it in hot oil in medium-low flame until both
    sides are nicely golden in color.
  • Add in to paper towels.
  • Serve it hot with your favorite dips.. J

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