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

Shami Kebab is a spherical, grilled Mutton dish, a signature of Kashmiri cuisine. The patty is composed of soft minced meat.

Things to know about Shami Kebab Recipe

The Indian Traditional Shami Kebab is a spherical minced meat dish usually 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.

Shami Kebab – Indian Traditional Grilled Minced Mutton from Kashmir

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

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


Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 384 kcal


  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Mutton Boneless
  • 1/3 cup Yellow Gram
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 units Cardamom
  • 2 units Red Chili
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger Root chopped
  • 3 units Garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 unit Onion
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 units 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 Mutton.
  • Add water. Cook the ingredients partially until the Mutton 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.
  • Break an egg in a bowl and beat it.
  • Add egg to the mixture and make a dough.
  • Divide the dough into 8 or 10 equal pieces.
  • Make a circular shape and flatten them.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add the Kebabs one by one and fry until golden.
  • Remove and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Islamic Recipes


Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 21gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 376mgPotassium: 322mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Grilled Minced Mutton, Shami Kebab Recipe, شامی کباب
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What to serve with Shami Kebab?

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