Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Shahi Kheema Kebab

Kebabs, cutlets are the most sought after starters or snacks. During Ramadan fasting, when I was searching for some new dishes for iftar, I stumbled upon this recipe from youtube, which seemed to be easy and simple. This is so tasty, that you will end up eating more.

In this the minced meat is cooked along with lentils and potatoes which is blended with some spices, shaped, dipped in egg mixture, shallow fried and served along with ketchup or mint chutney.
This is a perfect starter for a party or for unexpected guests. Just shape the kebabs and store in zip lock bags in freezer. Before the guests arrive, thaw them from freezer and shallow fry.

The word "shahi" means "royal. Royal because this was made on special occasions. Daily during fasting time my daughter was eager to break the fast along with us, as I used to prepare variety of dishes for iftar and this was a mind blowing hit dish.
Just try this out and let me know...q

  1. Chicken Mince- 100 gms
  2. Moong dal- ½ Cup
  3. Potatoes (cubed)- 2 nos
  4. Ginger and Garlic Paste- 1 tbsp
  5. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tbsp
  6. Salt- as required
  7. Garam Masala Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Onions (chopped)- 2 nos
  9. Green Chillies- 3 nos
  10. Cashew Nuts- 5-6 nos
  11. Curd- ¼ Cup
  12. Coriander Leaves- 3 tbsp
  13. Oil- for shallow frying
  14. Egg- 2 nos

  1. Add minced meat, moong dal, cubed potatoes, ginger, garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt and garam masala powder in a pressure cooker for about 3 whistles or till they all gets cooked well.
  2. After getting cooked, if it contains more water just cook it on high flame till the water gets evaporated. Grind this in a food processor till smooth.
  3. Soak the cashews in water and grind to a fine paste. Keep this aside.
  4. Take this mixture in a bowl, add the chopped onions, curd, coriander leaves, green chillies and , cashew paste required amount of salt. Mix well and shape as desired in the form of balls or ovals.
  5. Meanwhile heat oil in a pan for shallow frying. Beat the eggs with little salt, dip each kebabs in the beaten egg and shallow fry them in hot oil.
  6. Enjoy them along with tomato sauce or mint sauce.


  1. oh its s mix of dhal and chicken. very interesting :) perfect little snack


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