Mutton shami kababs

Making of Mutton shami kabab

Mutton shami kebab is an amazing snack item from Hyderabadi cuisine. This kebab recipe is made with mutton as a main ingrediant. Mutton shami kebab can be vegetarian also. It’s a perfect snack for parties as well. These will be absolutely great as a starter dish served with coriander chutney or a cup of tea or lemonade etc. This kabab has been popular since ages. Their aroma is unbeatable too.


500 Gram Mutton Keema

1/2 cup Chana Dal

2 tbsp Ghee

1 Cinnamon Stick

3 Cloves

one Bay Leaf

2 Green Cardamoms

7 Black Peppercorns

Brown Cardamom- 1

Half tsp Salt

tsp Red Chilli Powder- 1/2

01- cup Water

Onion- one

Green Chilli- only 1

Lemon- few drops

Serving- 2


Take a bowl & soak ½ cup of chana dal for 30 minutes.

Add 2 tbsp ghee to a pressure cooker then heat it. Furthermore, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaf, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, and brown cardamom.

When they start crackling then add mutton keema to them.

 Then add salt and red chili powder to it.

Mix it and cook for a minute.

After that take soaked chana dal then add it to the cooker and mix well. Therefore add a cup of water to it.

Pressure cook the mixture until the mutton gets soft in texture.

After 1 or 2 whistles remove the cover and mix well.

If water is still present, cook till the mutton dries up.

Cook the above mixture. Then grind it.

Now refrigerate it for 30 minutes to get a thick paste.

Then add onion, green chilies, and lime juice to it and mix well.

Start making flat balls from the mixture.

Side by side heat a tbsp of ghee in another pan and shallow fry mutton shami kebabs from all sides till they turn golden brown.

Place them on tissue paper for soaking extra oil.

Finally serve and enjoy!

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