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Dal Shammi Kababs Recipe

Dal Shammi Kababs is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep-Fry Recipe
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Preparation Time :
30 mins
Servings :
Serves 9
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Delicious as starters or finger food, Kababs are popular at parties and bars around the world. Dal Shammi Kababs is a Vegetarian Kabab that can be served as a starter or a snack.  

Dal Shammi Kababs are made with channa dal as the key ingredient. A wide range of spices and masalas - arrow root powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin seeds and turmeric powder - are added to get kababs with a meaty texture. 

The thick round tikkis are coated finely with bread crumbs and then deep fried.


  • 4 cup - Chana dal
  • 6 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 13 tbsp - Arrowroot powder
  • 150 g - bread crumb
  • 8 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - Garam Masala powder
  • 2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt to taste
  • How to Make Dal Shammi Kababs:

    1. Soak the dal for half an hour.
    2. Boil the dal in 4 cups water with salt and turmeric powder till the dal becomes tender and the water is absorbed
    3. After letting it cool, mash well.
    4. Now add the finely chopped coriander leaves, red chilli powder, garam masala, cumin seeds and arrowroot powder. Mix well
    5. Make thick round tikkis with the dough, coat with bread crumbs and deep fry in hot oil.
    6. Reduce to a medium flame and cook till crisp.
    7. Serve hot with green chutney.


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