Hyderabadi Shami Kebab


Hyderabadi cuisine has a lot of meat dishes as it originates from Mughal or Hyderabad Nizams legacy. Kebab is one of the most well known dishes; just hearing the name tempts all non-vegetarians. This highly tempting and mouth-watering dish is made with minced lamb meat.

This looks great being served at parties or family dinners. Enjoy this great recipe. Try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

20 mins                    55 mins            1 hour 15 minutes             3-4 Serving


Mutton – 500 grams (boneless & minced)

Yellow gram lentils (chana dal) – ½ cup

Onions –4medium (2 roughly chopped + 2 finely chopped)

Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Ginger paste – ¼ teaspoon

Green chili – 4 – (finely chopped)

Fresh green coriander – (chopped) – ¼ cup

Mint – 4-5 leaves

Almonds – 8-10 (soaked & peeled)

Salt per taste

Red chili powder – ½ teaspoon

Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Eggs – 2 (whisked & beaten well)

Water – 4 cups

Vegetable oil – ½ cup


  • Heat water in a large sauce pan and once reaching boiling point, lower the heat & add minced mutton, Bengal gram, two roughly chopped onions, ginger & garlic paste, green chili, almonds, part chopped coriander, mint leaves, salt, turmeric, red chili powder & garam masala. Simmer for 40-45 minutes on low heat till all the water dries up but do not let it burn. Take off the heat & cool it down.
  • Now grind this mix in a grinder to form a paste, which is not absolutely fine & also not very coarse. Keep the paste marginally coarse.
  • Now mix balance coriander, finely chopped onions, well beaten eggs, finely chopped green chili & mix well, use hands to knead it like kneading the bread dough.
  • Now make small balls (about 1-1 ½ inch dia) and flatten them pressing with both hands to form the shape of kebabs.
  • Heat a pan and pour oil and shallow fry the kebabs.

Note: Serve hot with main course or as snack, goes well with onion rings & lemon wedges. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

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