I realised this recipe was lying on my Notes section on my Facebook page. So here it is, a recipe that has been handed down to me by my Mum.
Ingredients for Homemade Shami Kebabs are:
400 grams mince meat (beef or goat); please do not use extra lean meat, it’s not good to make kebabs
Half cup chana dal
3-4 cloves of garlic
3-4 black cardamoms (not to be replaced with green!)
15-20 whole black peppercorns
2 cups water
Now take this mixture in portions and grind in a blender. This mixture should be still coarse between your fingers.
In the meat mixture, add the following:
1 small red onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 inch root ginger, finely minced
Handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
A few green chilies, finely chopped (reduce the number if kids are eating)
1 large egg (two if small)
1 teaspoon red chili powder
2-3 tablespoons Sattu (optional)
Mix everything together with your hands. Almost pounding the meat and the raw ingredients together. Make small ping-pong size balls with the meat mixture, flatten each between the palms of your hand and keep aside.
Serve with salad and green chutney.