Prepare time: 20 mins
Ready in: 50 mins
Serves: 20 to 22 Pieces of Kebab
Beef shami kebabs is a well known beef, lentil and spices combination. This recipe is a necessity of every Pakistani house as it can be quickly prepared when kept frozen and you can use them in burgers sandwiches or roll parathas.


  • Beef boneless 1kg (slightly bigger cubes)
  • Split chicken pea lentil (250 gm)
  • Red Chilli whole (8 to 10)
  • Salt 2 tsp
  • Black pepper whole 8 to 10
  • Cloves 6 to 8
  • Green cardamom 4 to 5
  • Black cardamom 2 to 3
  • Bay leaves 2 to 3
  • Garlic cloves 4 to 5
  • Ginger 1 small piece
  • Green chill 3 to 4 chopped
  • Onion 1 finely chopped
  • Handful of Coriander leaves chopped
  • Handful of mint leaves chopped
  • Egg 1
  • Cumin seeds
  • Water 6 glass

Directions For Shami Kebab

  1. Add all the ingredients except Green chilli , Coriander leaves ,mint leaves, onions and egg in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add water and cook for 25 minutes on high flame, make sure the beef is completely tender and the water is dried.
  3. If some water is left cook it further as moisture can spoil the kebabs.
  4. Let the mixture cool down.
  5. Put the cooked mixture ina chopper as chop well.
  6. Add chopped greens,  egg and onions in the mixture and mix evenly.
  7. Make flat round shaped kebabs.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the kebabs until golden and crispy.
  9. Enjoy the kebabs with chilli garlic sauce.

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