Chappli Kebab

Originally an Afghani dish, Chappli kebab is commonly made in Pakistani or Afhgahani kitchens. To be precise, it originates from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  province (Courtesy Malala Yousafzai fame).

The word chappli itself means flat. It is usually made of minced meat (mutton or beef), mixed with fresh spices and chopped onions n tomatoes. Whole eggs and corn meal are added for binding purposes, and not to forget, the distinct taste they give to the kebabs.

Note: For my recipe I have used wheat flour as a substitute. You can go ahead and use the corn meal itself (not corn flour).

Cookathon's Chappli Kebabs
Cookathon’s Chappli Kebabs

Ingredients

Ground Mutton………………………….250 gms

Onion ………………………………………1 small; finely chopped

Tomato ……………………………………1 small; finely chopped

Ginger paste ……………………………..11/2 teaspoons

Garlic paste ……………………………….2 teaspoons

Coriander leaves ………………………1/4 cup; finely chopped

Green Chilli ……………………………..2; finely chopped

Coriander seeds ………………………..1 teaspoon

Black Salt ………………………………….1/2 teaspoon

Wheat Flour ……………………………..3-4 tablespoons

Pomegranate Powder ………………….2 teaspoons

Garam masala Powder …………………1/2 teaspoon

Egg …………………………………………..1 full large

Salt ………………………………………….seasoning

Oil ……………………………………………for frying

Method

  1. Excluding the oil, mix all the above ingredients in a bowl. The mix should have a chunky consistency.
  2. Let it rest for half an hour or so.
  3. Portion the mix into small flat rounded patties. This measurement will give you 10-12 kebabs.
  4. Heat oil in a shallow saucepan. Fry the portioned patties.
  5. Serve hot with mint chutney or even ketchup. Makes for a great evening snack.
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sanaa says:

    Nice recipe Faiza. Whenever I want do a Chapli Kebab, I used to buy Shan Chapli Kebab masala & mix wit minced mutton….. But anytime cooking wit the fresh ingredients always tastes best……..
    Here I don’t get Pomegranate Powder…….which adds a good flavor to d dish………
    Anyways very nice blog

    1. Thanks! Yes … the shaan masala is a good combination of all wanted spices. Makes life easier. But like u said … I prefer the freshness of my ingredients.

  2. Ismail hadiza says:

    Nice one . I like it

  3. nafisahajwane says:

    Hmmmm I love it always wanted to try it but didn’t knew the proportions I always enjoy such delicacy

    1. Regarding ure qn on fb about the coriander seeds … they can be coursely ground if u like. However, they are used in whole for the authentic recipe.

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