How to make Shikampuri Kabab -

A very popular kabab from the Indian cuisine made with mutton mince. These melt in mouth kababs are a must try

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mutton mince, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Shikampuri Kabab

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Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Shikampuri Kabab Recipe

  • Mutton mince 300 grams

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamoms 4

  • Black peppercorns 6-8

  • Cloves 4

  • Cinnamon 1/2 inch

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Onion finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh mint leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Egg 1

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle


Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds, green cardamoms, black peppercorns, cinnamon, dried red chillies, garlic cloves and mutton mince and mix well.

Step 2

Add chana dal, salt and 1 cup water and mix well. Cover and cook till the mince is cooked.

Step 3

Take the pan off the heat and cool. Transfer the mixture into a mixer jar and grind to smooth paste. Transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl.

Step 4

Add onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, fresh mint leaves, garam masala powder and lemon juice and mix well.

Step 5

Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into tikkis and place them on a plate.

Step 6

Break the egg into a bowl, add a little salt and whisk well.

Step 7

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan. Dip the tikkis in the egg mixture, place them in the pan and shallow-fry, turning sides, till evenly golden brown on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 8

Arrange the kababs on a serving platter and serve hot with onion rings, lemon wedges and green chutney.

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