Prep time5 minutes
Cook time45 minutes
Total time1 hour
Shami Kebab is a small patty of meat with lentils, egg to hold it together, and spices. It’s eaten as a snack or an appetizer. Every home in India / Pakistan has their own recipe of Shami Kebab, i use my mom’s version which I think is the best 🙂 You can eat in a sandwich, or my favorite way with rice and khatti daal (sour lentils), or just on their own. Shami kebabs need a bit of patience to prepare but the reward is that you will always have something protein based in your freezer, ready within a few minutes when you are too tired to cook or have unexpected company.
I always keep a few dozen Shami’s in my freezer, they freeze well and can be defrosted and shallow fried on low heat.
Ingredients: 2 lbs boneless beef preferably chuck roast 2 medium potatoes – peeled and chopped 1 cup split benagal gram – soaked in cold water for about an hour 3-4 whole dried red chilies 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste 1 tsp. garam masala ( Indian all spice blend) powder 1 tsp. turmeric powder salt as…