Chicken Shami Kebab recipe

Chicken Shami Kebab

Chicken Shami Kebab recipe

Chicken Shami Kebab

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Recipe Type: Appetiser
Author: Chef Akhtar Rehman
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour
Serves: 4
Kebabs made from chicken, chana dal and a range of masalas, fried crisp.


  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 500g chicken thigh cubes, boneless
  • 2 tbsp salt, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp red chilli, crushed
  • 7 pcs dry red chilli, whole
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander, whole
  • 7 cloves (laung)
  • 10 black pepper, whole
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 bunch. coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch. mint leaves, chopped
  • 6 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 10 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 300 ml oil (for cooking)


  1. Boil chana dal. Add chicken thigh cubes, spices and mix.
  2. Strain and keep aside to cool. Then add 3 eggs, chopped coriander, mint, green chillies, ginger and garlic. Mix well and mince.
  3. Make round shape kebabs of the mixture.
  4. Coat in the remaining eggs, and pan fry kebabs in oil.
  5. One can serve this with mint chutney and tamarind chutney.

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