Mutton Shami Kebab Recipe: Shami kebab is a wonderful snack from hyderabadi cuisine. This easy-to-cook shami kebab recipe is made by mutton though Shami kebabs can be vegetarian too. A perfect snack for dinner parties at home, mutton shami kebab will be great as a starter dish served with an accompaniment of your choice.

Recipe Servings: 2
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  • 500 Gram Mutton Keema
  • 1/2 Cup Chana Dal
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Mace
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Green Cardamoms
  • 7 Black Peppercorns
  • 1 Brown Cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1/2 Lemon

Method To Make Mutton Shami Kebab Recipe

  1. In a bowl soak ½ cup of chana dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cinnamon stick, mace, cloves, bay leaf, green cardamoms, black peppercorns and brown cardamom. Mix them thoroughly.
  3. When they crackle add mutton Keema to it.
  4. Now add salt and red chilli powder.
  5. Mix it thoroughly and cook for a minute.
  6. Add soaked chana dal and mix it well by adding a cup of water.
  7. Pressure cook the mixture until the mutton gets soft.
  8. After 1-2 whistles remove the cover and mix it well.
  9. If water remains, cook till the mutton dries up.
  10. Grind and then refrigerate for 30 minutes to get a thick paste.
  11. Mix onion, green chilli and lime juice to this paste and mix thoroughly.
  12. Make flat balls out of this dough and refrigerate for another 10 minutes.
  13. Heat a tbsp of ghee in another pan and shallow fry the kebabs from all sides until golden brown.
  14. Place them on an absorbent paper and serve hot.