Beef Shaami kabab

Shaami Kabab is one of the famous and favourite dishes of Pakistani Home cooking. People make them and store them in freezers so that they can entertain their guests in no time. In Pakistan “Shaami Burger” is also a very famous street food and “Punjab Burger” in Main Market Lahore is the one who started this street food trend. Try this beautiful delicacy of Pakistan and make your day…… Soon I will be posting more recipes related to this post like Shaami burger, shaami sandwich, etc. so stay tuned …..

Ayesha's Kitchen


  • 2 cups channa daal (soaked for 6 hrs)
  • ½ kg diced beef
  • 1 tbspn dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • A piece of cinnamon
  • 2 big pieces of black cardamom
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Some salt
  • 2 – 6 green chillies
  • 2 small onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbspn ginger
  • 2 cups water


  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 2 green chillies (sliced)


  • 2 eggs (well beaten)
  • Some breadcrumbs (OPTIONAL)
  • Oil for shallow frying


-In a deep pan, combine everything given above except add on and coating and frying ingredients.

-Cover the pan with the lid and let this mixture cook for 30 minutes on low heat or until everything is boiled and dry.

-Process the mixture in the food processor or crush it to a paste in mortar and pestle.

-Mix in some coriander and green chillies.

-Take some of this mixture and shape it round with your hands and then with your palms flat it.

-Do the same with the rest of the mixture. This will make approximately 12 kababs.

-Place them in a tray with some spaces in between, use water to wet your hands if needed.

-Heat oil in a frying pan. Dip each kabab into egg mixture (then bread crumbs) and fry until it is golden from both the sides.

-Take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with pulao, biryani or chutneys.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosh
    Jun 17, 2012 @ 09:12:47

    hi ayesha, i really like your blog! thank you for sharing this recipe :) i always wanted to try making shami kebabs but don’t have a food processor or blender. or mortar and pestle. can i make the mixture into a paste with a potato masher or anything else?


  2. Rosh
    Jun 18, 2012 @ 15:37:25

    thanks ayesha! i don’t have a pressure cooker either, so how long would it have to be on the stove and at what heat level?


  3. Maliha
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 19:37:15

    oh please post bun kebab recipe, I have been looking for it but haven’t had any luck so far.


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