Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Shami Kabab

Another easy appetizer that can be made ahead of time.


1 pound ground chicken (kheema)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 green chillies
2 pods garlic
Two inch piece of ginger
3 heaped tsp garam masala
1 tsp Shan meat tenderizer (raw papaya powder)
1 tsp amchur
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ajwain
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 egg beaten, use half
1 tsp black pepper
Besan (gram flour) 2 to 3 tblsp

Add all ingredients except besan into a food processor. Grind well together.While grinding add besan till mixture is dry enough to be formed into patties.Apply oil to your hands and form patties. Refrigerate covered for 2 to 3 hours or overnight.One can also leave it at room temperature for half an hour to marinate well.

Heat 2 to 3 tblsp of oil in a pan. Pan fry patties on both sides till golden brown. Serve hot with slices of lime and garnished with cilantro

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