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Tasteful Indian Traditional Grilled Minced Chicken from Kashmir. Authentic Recipe of Shami Kebab.

Things to know about Shami Kebab Recipe

The Indian Traditional Shami Kebab is a spherical minced meat dish usually made from mutton or chicken. The meat is a type of patty which is grilled.

It is believed that the word “Shami” comes from the word “Shaam” which means “dinner” and “night” in Persian. “Shaam” also means “night” in Urdu and “Hindi”. The name is also believed to be derived from the scent of “Itr” which is called “Shamama”. It may also refer to Modern Syria, Bilad al-Sham.

The dish is famous in Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. Apart from India, the dish is also consumed in  Bangladesh and the Middle East.

The dish can be garnished with lemon juice and served with onions. Traditional Chutneys like Green Chutney, which is a sauce made with cilantro and mint, are often served with the dish. Shami Kebab is served on the occasion of Eid along with Sheer Khurma, a vermicelli pudding.

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Tasteful Indian Traditional Grilled Minced Chicken from Kashmir. Authentic Recipe of Shami Kebab.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: شامی کباب
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Main Cooking Method Fried, Fried (Pan)


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 162 kcal


  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Chicken Boneless
  • cup Yellow Gram
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 units Cardamom
  • 2 units Red Chili
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger Root Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 unit Onion
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 pcs Egg
  • 1 unit Green Chili
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 2 tsp Fresh Coriander Leaf
  • 2 tsp Fresh Mint Leaf
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  • Add yellow gram to a pot after soaking and draining it.
  • Add ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric, red chili powder, red chilies, Garam Masala, cinnamon stick, cumin, green cardamoms, and chicken. Add water.
  • Cook the ingredients partially until the chicken is soft and tender.
  • Let the water evaporate from the pot completely.
  • Add the mixture to a blender.
  • Now, add green chilies, onions, mint, and coriander leaves.
  • Beat eggs in a bowl. Add eggs to the mixture and make a dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 or 10 equal pieces (depending on the recipe size).
  • Roll each dough into a ball and flatten.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the Kebabs one by one and fry until golden.
  • Remove and serve.
Serve Shami Kebab with sauces or dips called chutneys.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Islamic Recipes


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 12gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 344mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Grilled Minced Chicken, Shami Kebab Recipe, شامی کباب
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