Recipe – Fish Shami Kebab

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Recipe – Fish Shami Kabab


• Chana dal- 1 cup (soaked in water overnight)
• Tuna fish (142g/5oz can)- 4 (same amount of any other fish fillet can be used)
• Bay leaf – 2 pieces
• Cloves – 2 pieces
• Cinnamon – 2 pieces
• Cardamom – 2 pieces
• Turmeric powder – 1/4 ts + 1/4 ts
• Cumin powder – 1/2 ts + 1/2 ts
• Red chili powder – 1/2 ts + 1/2 ts
• Garam masala powder – 1 ts
• Salt – 1/2 ts + 1/2 ts
• Chopped onion – 1 cup
• Chopped green chili – 3 Tbs
• Ginger paste – 1 Tbs
• Garlic paste – 1 Tbs
• Chopped coriander – 2 Tbs
• Egg – 2 + 1 (separated)
• Shan Lahori fish masala – 2 Tbs (optional)
• Oil – 2 Tbs


• Wash the soaked dal. Then put in a pan, add 3 cups of water and put the pan on the burner to boil. Add the whole masala (bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom) half of the turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt. Boil it until the dal becomes soft and no water remains in it.
• Now grind the dal to make a fine paste and keep it aside.
• Heat 2 Tbs oil in a pan add the chopped onion in the oil and fry them until the onion starts to become light brown in color.
• Then add the ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped green chili, and fry them for a few seconds. Now add the mashed fish in the pan and add all the remaining masala (add remaining turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder and salt). Keep stirring the fish and fry the fish until it dries up (around 5-6 minutes).
• Now take the mashed dal and fried mashed fish in a large bowl. Add the whole 2 egg and 1 egg yolk (save the egg white in a bowl), Shan lahori fish masala, chopped coriander and mix them well.
• Make small round flattened ball from the mixture and keep them aside to fry.
• Pour the oil in a deep pan and heat it on medium heat. Now take one flattened ball, dip it in the egg white (which we saved earlier) and carefully put it in the oil. Put another 4 or 5 balls in the oil in the same way and fry the both sides of them until a nice brown color comes out. (Remember not to hurry during frying).
• Now take out the kebabs on a paper towel to soak the excess oil. Fry the remaining kebabs and serve them hot.

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