Friday, 30 August 2013

Kebab/ Mince Patties/ Shami kabab

Shami kabab| Patties| Qeema| Chanay ki daal| Ramadan| Snacks| Meat| Lentils| mince

Who said kebabs/Patties are very difficult to make?? I have a veryyyy easy recipe, yet so satisfying and mouth-watering recipe to make kebabs. What you have to do is to only gather things in a cooking pot, put some water in it, and put on medium heat and forget. :P
Kebabs are of many types. I have told u the recipes of Chapli kebabsPotato Kebabs & Beef Kebabs. Now I will introduce u to simple shami kebabs or mince patties. They are mostly popular in Asian & subcontinent countries. They are made of cooked minced meat mixed with spices. Different spices in it gives it an awesome taste. These delicious kebabs serve perfect as a snack, appetizers or starters. It can be served with mint chutney, raita or ketchup. They can also be used to make sandwiches & burgers. My hubby is just crazy about them :P It is also one of the favorite dishes made during Eid ul azha or bakra eid days, cox they end up in a lot of meat at end even after distributing to relatives & poor :) I mostly have them with rice. Here is its recipe! Enjoy :)


Minced beef (Beef Qeema)                  1 kg 
Chanay ki daal (yellow lentils)            1 kg (soaked in water for 2-3 hrs and washed)
Onions                                                  4 big (sliced)
Green Chilli                                          6 - 8 (chopped)
Red Chili powder                                 4 tsp.
Garlic Paste                                          4 tsp.
Ginger Paste                                         4 tsp.
Salt                                                       4 tsp.
Cumin seeds (Zeera)                            2 - 3 tbsp.
Black Pepper whole                             6
Cinnamon sticks (daar cheeni)             6
Cardamom Pods (Black)                      2
Cloves (Long)                                      8           
Water                                                    2-3 cups
Oil                                                        For frying
Egg                                                       For frying
Bread crumbs                                       For frying


Put all the above mentioned ingredients in a pan on medium-low flame and let it cook for 3-4 hrs until all water is dried and the minced meat and lentils are properly cooked. The mixture should be dry enuf that it sticks the bottom of the pan. Be careful at end, u will have to stand on the spot & stir n stir until all mixture is dried. Let it cool down. Grind it in a chopper or it will be better to grind it in a hand grinder (kootni). Mix some chopped coriander leaves too while grinding.

Shami kabab| Patties| Qeema| Chanay ki daal| Ramadan| Snacks| Meat| Lentils

Shami kabab| Patties| Qeema| Chanay ki daal| Ramadan| Snacks| Meat| Lentils

Take mixture on the palm and make 20-25 small circle shaped kababs and freeze.

Shallow fry them later by dipping in beaten egg and bread crumbs and serve hot :) Enjoyy!

P.S. u can use the in different snacks like

Burgers -

Sandwiches -

See the collection of Meat Eid ul Azha recipes : HERE


  1. Lovely kabab.Will try and let you know.

  2. The kebabs are nice, do i deep fry or shallow fry?

    1. Shallow fry dear. Let me edit! Thanx for query!

    2. I have a few questions:

      Do I need to cook onions and brown beef first?
      Should I be stirring it regularly?
      Can I use lamb?
      Can this be done in a slow cooker?

      Thank you

    3. No dear u don't have to cook onions and beef first. U just have to pour all things in a pot.. add water and cook on low to medium flame until everything is cooked properly.
      U don't have to stir regularly.. might be a little at end when all the water has dried up and very little water drops are left.. then stir at end so that the mixture is dried properly.
      Yes u can use lamb.
      Can u explain what exactly slow cooker is? I make it in normal pan/pot that have enough space for the ingredients to cook.
      Thanku so much for queries :)


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