Certainly! Chapli Kebab is a delicious and flavorful Pakistani dish made with minced meat and various spices. Here’s a simplified recipe for making Chapli Kebab:
- 500g ground beef or lamb
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (coriander)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
- 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped (adjust to taste)
- 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
- 1 egg
- Cooking oil for frying
- Prepare the Ingredients:
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, mint, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, besan, and the egg.
- Mix Thoroughly:
- Use your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Make sure all the ingredients are well combined. The mixture should have a sticky consistency.
- Shape the Kebabs:
- Take a portion of the mixture and shape it into flat, round kebabs. The traditional shape is slightly irregular, not perfectly round. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
- Heat Oil:
- Heat cooking oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. There should be enough oil to shallow fry the kebabs.
- Fry the Kebabs:
- Carefully place the shaped kebabs into the hot oil. Fry each side until it’s golden brown and cooked through. This usually takes about 4-5 minutes per side.
- Drain Excess Oil:
- Once the kebabs are cooked, place them on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
- Serve Hot:
- Chapli Kebabs are best served hot. You can serve them with naan, roti, or as part of a rice dish. They are often accompanied by raita or a mint chutney.
Enjoy these flavorful Chapli Kebabs as a delicious appetizer or a main course. They are a popular street food in Pakistan and are loved for their bold and spicy flavors.