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Mughlai Lamb Shami Kebab: succulent, spicy, melt in your mouth ‘Shahi Kebab’ .
They are made of minced lamb, spices and lightly sauteed in a mix of oil and ghee. And one of the gem recipes from the World famous Mughlai cuisine.
This Mughlai Lamb Shami Kebab recipe is inspired from my recent visit to Lucknow, which apart from being the land of nawabs can also be called the ‘Kebab City’.
Every street has some form or the other of kebab corner/shop. The most famous being ‘Tunde ke Kebab‘ which is now over a 100 yrs old and was started by a one arm chef.
It’s located in the ‘chowk‘ area and you really need to be prepared to handle the spice level in it cause its Amazingly HOT !
It’s like an endless galore of food-food and more food when you are in Lucknow and their cuisine is also called ‘Awadhi’ which has a heavy Mughlai influence.
Now coming back to our STAR recipe, Mughlai Lamb Shami Kebab which are traditionally super spicy and made in pure ghee or clarified butter.
I’ve definitely modified the recipe by reducing the spice level (feel free to increase or decrease as per taste) and I’m cooking them with a mix of oil and ghee…..although, you can make them entirely in ghee.
I’ve made those versions and they taste equally delicious.
The kebabs need some kind of binder to hold them together while cooking hence I’m adding cornstarch but you can add regular flour or even breadcrumbs.
They also work as a fantastic ‘Freeze for later use’ recipe too. Just cook the mixture and store in the freezer bag for upto 2 months.
Just thaw them overnight in the fridge or for atleast 4-5 hrs at room temperature.
I can go on about these kebabs for hours as they are our absolute favorite and we usually have them with:
Freshly Cooked Thin Paratha’s
Lots of Chopped Onions & Fresh Lime.
This time we actually served them with some fresh purple cabbage salad along with chilled beer and they were all gone within few minutes.
I hope you give them a try soon as I promise you they are super easy yet absolutely delicious. Make them once and you would be wanting more of it.
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Mughlai Lamb Shami Kebab