Chapli Kebab

Chapli Kabab – چپلی کباب – is a patty made from beef or chicken mince, onions, tomatoes, green chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, salt, black pepper, lemon juice or pomegranate seeds, eggs, polenta (cornmeal) and coriander leaves. Chapli kebab is a common dish in Pashtun cuisine and a popular meal in Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern parts of India. The kebab originates from north western Pakistan.

Chapli Kebab

Chapli Kebab

The chapli kebab is a popular barbecue and street food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the city of Peshawar and other parts of Pakistan, as well as eastern Afghanistan. It can be served and eaten hot with naan bread, rice, or in buns and sandwiches such as a bun kebab.
Course: Kebabs and Skewers
Cuisine: Pakistani
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Cook
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  • 2 eggs
  • ½ kg lean beef mince (ground beef)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chilli flakes (red pepper flakes)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds , not coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds
  • 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped (or to taste)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander leaves finely chopped, plus some for garnish
  • 1 large tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice , or white vinegar
  • 100 g fine polenta, cornmeal
  • 1 onion, finely chopped

Recipe Instructions

  • Make a small omelette made with the 2 eggs, a pinch of salt, and small grind of black pepper. Chop the omelette in small pieces and set aside (refrigerating them is best).
  • Mix all of the remaining ingredients in a large bowl and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours (this allows the flavours to blend).
  • When ready to cook, add the omelette pieces to the mince mixture and combine thoroughly.
  • Shape into flat patties and fry in a little hot oil, turning once during cooking.
  • Serve with slices of tomato and lemon or a fresh salad.

Cooks Notes & Variations

Serving Chapli Kebabs
Once cooked, chapli kebabs can be served and garnished with parsley, chopped onions and tomatoes, along with other accompaniments such as various chutney sauces, salad, yoghurt, pickles or nuts. The chapli kebab is best served aromatic, moist and spicy. It is considered a specialty of Pashtun cuisine and often served to guests.
The kebab is commonly consumed in meals with bread such as naan, rice dishes such as Kabuli pulao, or wrapped in fast food.
In winter, green tea such as kahwah may traditionally be served alongside it, while cold drinks are preferred in the summer.

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Serving: 1g | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.7g | Protein: 26.58g | Fat: 11.29g | Saturated Fat: 4.186g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.54g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.316g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 4.69g | Vitamin A: 0% | Vitamin C: 0% | Calcium: 0% | Iron: 0%

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