Shaami (Shami Kabab)

By Chef Kamran Sharareh

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In this episode, KShar Kitchen Chef Kamran Sharareh (KShar) shows you how to prepare, cook, and present “Shaami” (aka: Shami Kabab)

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Servings 4 people
  • Calories 320 kcal


  • Grate the onions and the cloves of garlic in a really small shape. Remember to separate the onion from its juice. Mix and knead the grated onions, garlics and meat for a short while. Add the eggs and the salt, pepper and turmeric. Adding some gram flour, knead the whole combination. It should be kneaded enough to reach a satisfying level of consistency.  Use your hands to put the combination into similar shapes and fry them in some oil.
  • To make the dish puffier, some people add some baking soda to the ingredients. This is not much recommended because it is unhealthy and it can make the dish taste bitter.
  • While cooking the Shami, it might lose its consistency, to avoid this make sure to remove the juice of the onion. But in case, you can also add two tablespoons gram flour to the ingredients.


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