This is one of the dishes I try to keep in stock. Meaning Freeze.It always comes in handy for surprised guest. And also for light evening meals. Just wrap in Pita bread or Simple Roti with a dash of chutney and salad(sliced onion, cucumber or tomatoes).It becomes a kathi roll.Roll it with a spread of Hummus for a middle east sensation.
Put it in a bun. You have bun kebab.
Makes upto 7-8 pieces
For Chicken e Shami you will need:
1/2 tsp black cumin(Shah jeera)
1-2 whole red chilly or 1 tbsp chilly flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp chana dalia powder (roasted Chana u will find in indian stores. grind to make powder)
1 large onion chopped
1 tbsp coriander chopped
1/2 tbsp mint chopped or dry mint powder is also ok
1 green chilly chopped
Boil all the below till tender. I pressure cook till 2-3 whistles. (fast cooking)
100gm Chicken + 1/2 tsp black cumin(Shah jeera)+1-2 whole red chilly or 1 tbsp chilly flakes + 1/2 tsp salt+1/2 tsp garam masala powder+ 1/4 cup water. When done let it cool.
I use my food processor (with Chopper blade)to grind the boil chicken. I wish I had traditional stone sill batta in hand.It weighs too much I hope airline people give me some discount on luggage. T
his dream will never come true. My wish list never ends.
Now back to the recipe. Grind the boil chicken with dry or fresh mint + Dalia powder.
Now mix in chopped onion + coriander + green chilly & make patties
Shallow fry the patties on a non stick pan till brown on both sides
Serve hot with lemon slices & chopped onion, green chutney.Any chutney will go with it