Bored of the same old patties or tikkis? There is solution ~ Shami Kebab
Channa dal surrounded by black Channa for Shami Kebab
Yes, this recipe is just amazing. I was bored of the same old aloo tikki or any other vegetarian patti recipe and there came to my rescue was the Zee TV with this awesome Shami Kebab. Now, I am not sure why it is called a kebab, but that’s the least to think of. This recipe is packed with protein and so darn delicious that it will make you want to eat more. Of course I have modified the recipe a little for extra flavor and aroma. From my experience, it could be eaten as a snack with some chai or as a complete meal with yogurt, onions, meethi chutney (See NOTE section for recipe) or whatever condiments you may like. We did have it as a meal and gave ourselves a break from the routine food of roti and sabzi. It needs just a little extra effort but well worth it. If you make it and invite your family and friends they will wonder what it is made of while relishing every bite of it.
Pressure cook black channa and channa dal with little water for just one whistle. Let it cool and then grind it into a little coarse paste with no water or very little water. Mix all the ingredients and taste, adjust for any seasonings. Make small oblong shapes out of the mixture and flatten it.
Shami Kebab ready to be fried
Heat a non-stick pan, place the oblong kebab mixture, drizzle some oil around it and let it fry; flatten it with a spatula if needed. Do not turn it for about 3 minutes or so. Flip it and drizzle with some more oil, flatten it with a spatula if needed and let it fry until golden brown. Serve hot as is or with any condiments you like.
Crispy, Delicious, Protein Rich ~ Shami Kebab
1. You can substitute cilantro instead of dill.
2. The ratio of black channa to channa dal is 2:1. So adjust it as to how much you want to make.