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Shami Kebab


For stuffing:

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


  1. Pour 5 cups of water in a pan, add beef, washed lentils, all of the dry spices, plain yogurt, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Boil mixture on medium heat until the meat becomes tender.
  3. Remove from heat, let it cool.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the stuffing.
  5. Mix all of the chopped ingredients, onion, ginger, coriander leaves, and mint leaves together.
  6. Grind beef mixture in a food processor and pour in the beaten egg and knead well.
  7. Break off 1 tablespoon of the mince paste, wet your palm and place it in the center of your palm.
  8. Shape it into a smooth ball, and indent the center with your thumb and press a little of the stuffing mixture into this.
  9. Fold the sides over carefully and reshape into a smooth half flat round shape.
  10. Repeat this with the remaining mince.
  11. Heat a heavy based frying pan and add just enough oil to cover the surface.
  12. Add 3 to 4 kebabs at a time and fry on low heat to a crisp golden color on both sides.

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