Shikampur Kebabs

Shikampur Kebabs


  • 500 gms kheema (minced meat)
  • 1/4 cup of Bengal gram lentil(soaked in water for 1/2 hr)
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 pods green cardamom
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric pwd
  • 1 tsp red chilli pwd
  • 2 tbsp oil/ghee(clarified butter)
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • Mix all the above ingredients and bring to a boil and then bring to medium heat for 2 mts before reducing to low heat until all the water evaporates and the meat and dal is cooked.Stir occassionally to prevent burning.
  • Then add salt and blend in a mixie and knead it like a dough.Shape into round pattis.

For filling:-

  • 3 tbsp finely chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tbsp grated yogurt cheese
  • 4 deseeded and chopped green chillis
  • salt
  • Mix all the ingredients for the filling.

Method :-

  1. Flatten the pattis and put a tbsp of the filling in the center and reshape into a patti.Refridgerate for 20-25 mts.
  2. Pre-heat a griddle adding 2 tbsps of oil/ghee and shallow fry 3 kebabs at a time.Let them cook on low heat to medium heat.Flip over and brown both sides till golden brown.
  3. Serve with salad,onion rings and lemon wedges. Note:The authentic recipe calls for chunks of meat which is cooked in spices and pounded in a stone mortar.I have used minced meat out of sheer convenience.