Shammi Kebab is a famous Pakistani non-vegetarian snack recipe that is made from mutton, cumin seeds and chana dal with the filling of onions, coriander leaves and green chillies.

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 500 gm chopped into cubes mutton
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered green cardamom
  • 1/2 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 10 cardamom- green’
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon spice black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon chana dal
  • 1/2 tablespoon sliced ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon clove
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 5 cup water
  • For Filling
  • 2 medium finely chopped onion
  • 2 small finely chopped green chilli
  • 1 handful finely chopped coriander leaves


  • In a pan, add the mutton, water, red chilli powder, cumin seeds, black pepper, green cardamom powder, chana
  • dal, garlic, ginger, cardamom pods, clove and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to
  • cook it until all the water has evaporated and the meat is tender.
  • Once it is done, remove the pan from the heat and keep aside to cool. Then grind this mixture to a paste. Add
  • a tablespoon of garam masala and mashed egg to the paste and then make small lemon-sized balls. Stuff the
  • balls in the middle with half a tablespoon each of the chopped onions, coriander and green chilies.
  • Now heat oil in a pan over high flame. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, deep fry the balls till they turn brown and
  • serve hot with ketchup. They taste even better when served with tea or coffee.