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How To make Chicken Shami Kebab? | Instant Chicken Shami Kebab Recipe

Chicken Shami Kebab is a popular Indian and Pakistani appetizer dish made with ground chicken and lentils. It’s a flavorful and protein-rich dish that is easy to make and can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. In this recipe, we will be using boneless chicken thighs, but you can also use boneless chicken breasts if you prefer.

Here is a breakfast recipe that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat.


  • 1 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Oil for frying


  • Wash the chana dal and soak it in water for about 30 minutes.
  • Wash the boneless chicken thighs and pat them dry with a paper towel. Cut them into small pieces and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add the soaked chana dal along with 1/2 cup water. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles or until the dal is cooked and soft.
  • Once the chana dal is cooked, remove it from the pressure cooker and drain any excess water. Let it cool down.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cooked chana dal, chicken pieces, ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and grind it into a smooth paste. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender or a mixer grinder.
  • Transfer the ground mixture back to the mixing bowl. Add the chopped green chilies and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Take a small portion of the mixture and shape it into a round patty. Repeat the process until all the mixture is used up.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, gently place the patties into the oil. Fry them until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Once the kebabs are cooked, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Serve hot with your favorite chutney or sauce.


  • You can also use ground chicken instead of boneless chicken thighs.
  • To make the kebabs even more flavorful, you can add some chopped onions and mint leaves to the mixture.
  • You can also bake the kebabs in the oven at 350°F for 20-25 minutes instead of frying them.


Chicken Shami Kebab is a delicious and healthy appetizer that is sure to impress your guests. With its spicy and savory flavor, it’s the perfect way to start any meal. So go ahead and try this recipe at home, and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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