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Shami Kabab Patties - Minced lamb patties

shami kabab patties

Kashmir is not only a heavenly place to visit, it also have lot of culinary delights to offer. Kashmiri cuisine is rich in taste and aroma. Non-veg lovers will never be disappointed from Kashmiri menu. Rista (Meat-balls in red gravy) is delicious culinary delight with a ladeful gravy to be enjoyed with naan and cumin rice. Make your own Rista with SurfIndia.


  • - 500 gm: Hind leg of lamb (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • - ¾ cup: Bengal Gram
  • - 12 pcs: Cardamoms (green)
  • - 6 pcs: Cardamoms (black)
  • - 4 pcs(1 inch): Cinnamon sticks
  • - 2 tsp: Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • - 1 ½ tsp: Turmeric Powder
  • - 1 ½ tsp: Dry Ginger powder
  • - 1 tsp: Black Cumin seeds
  • - 4 pieces: Ginger cut into 1”* 1” size
  • - 1 tsp: Garlic paste
  • - 4-5: Green Chillies (chopped)
  • - 1 tsp: Green coriander (chopped)
  • - Refined oil for frying
  • - 10 cups: Water
  • - Salt to taste


  • - In a pan, add meat, water, Bengal gram, black and green cardamoms, cinnamon sticks, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder, dry ginger powder, ginger and garlic paste. 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. Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside to cool. Discard the whole spices. Pass the meat twice through a mincing machine, adding the green chillies, black cumin seeds and green coriander.
  • - Divide the mixture equally into lemon-sized portions and shape each of them into patty.
  • - Heat the refined oil in a pan; deep-fry the patties until they turn a golden brown. Remove and drain the excess oil on kitchen towels.