Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Shami Kababs

On my last grocery shopping trip I stocked up on the ground beef which was on sale. I wanted to make something last night with some of it, but not just the usual burgers, tacos, or meatloaf. I went searching online and came upon a few different varieties of Shami Kababs - spicy burger-like patties from Pakistan. Decided to give it a try. The menu...
Shami Kababs
Jasmine Rice
Homemade Naan

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Shami Kababs
Ingredients
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chickpeas
1/2 c. mashed potatoes
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp. garam masala
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 tsp. ground ginger powder
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
2 egg whites
Chop onions finely. Mash chickpeas from can. Mix all ingredients (except egg whites) thoroughly. Shape into round patties. Dip each round patty in well-beaten egg white, then pan fry until brown on both sides. Serve hot.

UPDATE ... We had some of the meat mixture left over and made them again this week. This time we breaded them like regular cutlets. We shaped the patties, dipped in beaten egg, and then in seasoned breadcrumbs.

14-16 Shami Kababs.

5 comments:

mom said...

so, where is the picture?

MOM said...

and...where is the reciepe for the naan?? why are they called kababs?

Jenn S. said...

Courtesy of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabab ...

Kebab (from Persian کباب, kabāb) means "grilled (or broiled) meat" in Persian and several other languages influenced by Persian (alternative spellings are: kebab, kebap, kabob, kibob, etc).

Shish kebab (şiş kebap in Turkish) is a wooden or metal stick (a skewer in Turkish) with small cubes of any kind of meat, fowl, fish, fruit, or vegetable (usually a combination) that is roasted on a grill. The name literally means 'skewer of grilled meat' in Persian.

Elizabeth said...

These look very good.I am going to make them and see how my kids like them. I am always looking for new ways to cook ground beef.I love reading your blog. Thanks for posting great recipes and photos.

Jenn S. said...

UPDATE ... We had some of the meat mixture left over and made them again this week. This time we breaded them like regular cutlets. We shaped the patties, dipped in beaten egg and then breadcrumbs.