Chicken Shami Kabab Recipe

Recipe of Shami Kabab

Shami Kebabs are a delicious combination of minced meat, gram lentil, and spices. It is very popular in India and Pakistan.

Chicken Shami Kabab Recipe is perfect to serve as a side dish or you can also use these kebabs to make a burger.

This is my own recipe. You will get perfectly soft and delicious kababs by following it.

In this recipe, kebabs are made with chicken but you can use mutton or beef mince as well. But remember beef or mutton gets time to tenderize.

If you are looking for another recipe for Shami kebab, have a look at Beef Shami Kabab and Shahi Malai Shami Kabab.

Easy Chicken Shami Kabab Recipe

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins


  • Chicken 1 kg (large pieces, preferably boneless)
  • Water 3 cups
  • Bengal gram lentil (dal chana) 2 cups (washed and soaked)
  • Onion 1 large (sliced)
  • Garlic 1 pod
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Green chilies 8 (finely chopped)
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Eggs 2 (beaten)
  • Oil for frying


  1. Add chicken, dal chana, onion, garlic, salt, red chili powder, and water in the cooking pan.
  2. Cover and cook on high heat for 5 minutes then slow the flame.
  3. Cook until chicken and dal chana gets soft and slightly water remains.
  4. Now add coriander powder and cumin powder. Mix.
  5. The mixture should just about to dry, there should be a little moisture. Check spices and adjust seasoning.
  6. Add garam masala and chopped green chilies.
  7. Remove from heat. Let it slightly cool. (Discard bones if the chicken is with bones)
  8. Grind in a food processor until smooth.
  9. Leave covered in the fridge for an hour or two to set a little.
  10. Make flat kebab.
  11. Add just enough oil to the frying pan to cover the surface. Dip the kebabs in the beaten egg and fry.
  12. Place 3 to 4 kebabs at a time and fry on medium-low heat until brown and crisp from both sides.
  13. Serve with tomato ketchup or chili garlic sauce.

How to Freeze Shami Kabab

  • You can also freeze these kebabs before frying them for 2-3 weeks in a plastic box.
  • Layer kebab in an air-tight box then lay cling film over kababs, repeat layering, and place in the freezer.
  • When you want to fry, just take it out from the freezer, dip it in egg, and fry.

Also Try: Rashmi Kabab Recipe

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