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Friday, August 28, 2009

Shami Kabab And Our Friday Lunch

Shami kabab is favourite snack in India and Pakistan.Minced meat and channa dal/Bengal garam dal cooked in a slow process and minced with many spices.It is shallow fried on the tava and served with mint chutney.
Minced meat 1/2 kg
Channa dal 2 tbsp (soaked for 1/2 hr)
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Garlic flakes 10 nos
Egg 1
Lemon juice 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 2 pc
Cloves 3
Ginger 1 big pc
Cardamom 2
Pepper a pinch
Chilly powder 1tsp
Coriander and mint leaves few
Oil 10 tbsp
Salt as per taste
How to make:-
Wash and drain the mince and mix channa dal,whole spices,onions,a cup of water and salt to taste. Cook till dry.
Remove from fire and add ginger, garlic, pepper, chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
Then grind the mixture into fine paste and knead into dough. Add chopped lemon juice, coriander, mint leaves and salt as per taste.
Make lemon sized balls and make flat patties.
Beat egg and dip the patties in the batter. Shallow fry till brown in colour.
Serve with mint chutney.
I served it with mint raita.
Mint raita
Curd 1 cup
Mint few leaves
Coriander few leaves
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Make smooth paste of cumin seeds, mint and coriander leaves. Add curd and salt and mix thoroughly.

Hubby loves biryani, be it Hyderabad or Pakistani biryani.He just loves biryani.Our Friday menu is fixed, it is Hyderabad biryani,mirchi salan and raita.This i have been doing since last 6 years. Kids also got used to my fixed dishes on Fridays, only thing I do is before mixing the biryani I take the unmixed rice and give that for the kids to eat with raita.

The above snap is our friday meal.Click here for the biryani and here for mirchi salan recipe


  1. OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    slurrrrrrp !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Shami kabab is a yummy kabab! That's a feast! All dishes are slurpy!

  3. hey we love shami kebabs too! Think they are the simplest of all kebabs. Your Friday meal is absolutely droolicious!!

  4. Am inviting myself to enjoy all those delicious spread Saritha, tempting and droolworthy shami kabab..looks yum!

  5. a lovely platter... Love the array of dishes...

  6. OMG what a spread every thing looks so so so so tempting and kababwooooooooooooooooow just wow oh you started celebrating ead aaa

  7. Lovely meal...and kebabs are mouthwatering.looks like u have nice collection of non-veg recipes

  8. Wow.. my favourite varunavi..! Yummmy!

  9. I was in Hyderabad recently and the kababs and salan was mouth watering. Your post brought more water into my mouth. Great.

  10. Wow..the spicy aroma reaches here..my fav too.

  11. Wow...thats an awesome lunch...I have never tasted these kabobs...they look so tempting with the raita :)

  12. Hmmm......I am planning to be there by next friday.....that's an really filling and awesome meal.....wish i was somewhere near your house so that i would have dropped there every friday......

    Shami is my favourite...looks yum....

  13. Your most welcome lubna,will be waiting for your visit :)

  14. Hi dear, i had recently found your above recipe plagiarized on simplytelangana.com. Report this incident to them....
    Here is link for the proof


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