When it comes to the delightful homemade evening snacks, Shami kabab occupies the first place. Every food lover must be familiar with this lip-smacking meat dish. Because it is a savory starter that is an integral part of evening tea. Made with meat, chickpeas, and flavorful spices, these evening snacks can double fold the pleasure of eating.
Although the Shami kebab recipe is simple, it takes a long time to prepare. But once you prepare these kababs you can store them for two weeks in the refrigerator. Dipping these delicious and crispy kebabs in ketchup introduces a new world of delicacy.
People use various methods and secret ingredients to introduce variations in the taste and texture of Shami kababs. No one can resist these flavorful appetizers because of their mild spices and strong aroma.
Ingredients of Shami Kabab
The ingredients of Shami kabab are very simple and easily available in every kitchen. The ingredients mainly include boneless chicken or meat, chickpeas, cumin seeds, cloves for flavor, finely chopped ginger and garlic, green chili and red chili paste, cinnamon, salt, egg, and oil.
All these ingredients make these starters full of nutrition and energy-rich.
How to Prepare Shami kebab
Looking for an easy Shami kabab recipe? Or trying to make shami kebabs a bit more yummy and unique?
Try these traditional and easy-to-follow Shami kebab recipes and enjoy mouthwatering non-vegetarian snacks with your favorite sauce.
Shami kebab Recipe
It’s quite easy to cook these traditional snacks.
First of all, soak the chickpeas or gram pulses for 1 hour. Now take a pressure cooker and add some oil to it. Put all the spices and roast for 2- 3 minutes. Now add the water, pulse, and boneless meat to the cooker. Simmer it for 30 minutes or until all the water evaporates. Make sure the meat is tendered perfectly. After cooling at room temperature, blend it to form a thick mixture.
How can we forget to add garlic and ginger paste to make an authentic flavor? Also add egg, green chili, coriander, and mint leaves. Mix well and make the kebabs of any shape and size. Dip in the egg and fry in a nonstick pan until a golden appearance on both sides.
Serve these savory appetizers with any type of sauce, typically with ketchup or coriander sauce to boost the flavor.
Different Types of Shami Kebab
These delicious and full of nutrition snacks show variation in taste and texture because of different types of ingredients. Though all types of shami kebabs share mostly the same ingredients, a slight change in the major components can fully transform the flavor of the kebabs. People use ingredients of their choice to bring a unique flavor. Some common types on the base of ingredients are listed below.
Chicken Shami kababs
If you are a chicken lover then it is the best delight for you to satisfy your craving for evening snacks.
In this type, chicken replaces the meat. These kebabs take less time because chicken requires a very short time to cook. The recipe and ingredients are the same as mentioned above. However, use less amount of water to simmer.
Beef Shami kebab and Vegetable Shami Kebabs
To get a higher notch of nutrients and flavor beef replaces the chicken to make Shami kebabs. People use these heavy flavor snacks to serve with evening tea. Furthermore, you can use these to prepare other luscious dishes like burgers.
Though Shami kebabs are nonvegetarian appetizers, some people prefer to use vegetables in place of chicken or meat. You can use any type of vegetables that are available in your kitchen to make these kababs with a different wave of flavor.
How To Enhance The Flavor and Aroma of Shami Kebabs
When talking about flavor booster ingredients, how we can skip the role of various seasonings such as ketchup, soya sauce, and peri-peri sauce. A touch of hot sauce is enough to satisfy the spice craving souls. You can use these sauces as a marinade, sprinkle over the snacks, or serve with the snacks as dipping material.
A Final Word
Now you know all about the crispy and flavorful Shami kebabs. Try these snacks at least once to serve your and your loved ones’ hunger and bring an additional wave of taste and comfort to your evening tea.