Learn how to make chicken shami kebab at home. Shami Kebab is a popular kebab recipe traditionally made with mutton. JOOS Food brings to you a healthier version with chicken and less oil content. This mouthwatering recipe is made from chicken, chana dal and flavorful Indian spices and makes for a perfect party appetizer. Serve it with mint chutney & onion rings and we are sure you will taste heaven. Invented by a chef of a toothless nawab to fulfill the “not wanting to miss out on delicious non-vegetarian recipes”. This appetizing recipe is packed with nutrients and is a treat to all the chicken lovers. Chicken is one of the best non-vegetarian sources of protein. It is lean meat, which means that it contains more amounts of proteins and less amount of fat. Let us know in the comment section below on how you like the dish.

Chicken Shami Kebab


  • 1/2 cup chana dal chickpeas Soaked overnight
  • 500 gm chicken cubes boneless
  • 4 dry red chili whole
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander whole
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 black peppercorn
  • 1- inch cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves chopped
  • 2 green chilies chopped
  • 1- inch ginger roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2 tbsp ghee


  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a kadai and add the whole spices and let them splutter.
  2. Add ginger garlic and saute till the raw smell disappears.
  3. Add the chicken, salt, and turmeric and saute for 2 mins.
  4. Then add coriander, mint, green chilies and chickpeas and saute for more 10 mins.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and boil the mixture till the chicken and chickpeas are cooked and the water is evaporated.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool down completely.
  7. Then add the egg and grind the mixture to a smooth paste.
  8. Wet your hands and make round shape kebabs of the mixture.
  9. Pan fry the kebabs in the remaining ghee.
  10. Serve hot with mint chutney and onion rings.

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