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Shami Kebab:Recipe

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shammikebab

Ingredients

  • 1 kg beef
  • 1 cup gram lentils
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 10 red chili pods
  • 4 black cardamoms
  • 12 black peppercorns
  • 12 cloves of garlic
  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1 small piece of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1tbs plain yogurt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Salt according to taste
  • Oil for frying

For Filling

  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 large onion finely chopped

Method

  • Pour 5 cups of water in a pan, add beef, washed lentils, all of the dry spices, plain yogurt, ginger and garlic. Boil mixture on medium heat until the meat become tender. Remove from heat. Let it cool.
  • Meanwhile prepare the stuffing. Mix all of the chopped ingredients, onion, ginger, coriander and mint leaves together.
  • Grind beef mixture in a food processor. Pour in the beaten egg and knead well.
  • Break off 1 tbs 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 the stuffing mixture into this. Fold the sides over carefully and reshape into a smooth half flat round shape.
  • Repeat this with the remaining mince. Heat the oil and fry the kebabs on low heat till its golden in color from both sides.
  • Serve it with the sauce of your choice.

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