Dish Of The Week: Chapli Kebab (چپلي کباب‎) From Pakistan

Submitted by: Essen 1 month ago in Lifestyle

Chapli kabab is a popular fast food in Pakistan, Afghanistan, parts of India and Iran. It is one of my favorites. It is fast to make and really delicious. This video of a chapli shop in Karachi is just fascinating:

The mix can be made a day before and have it rest in refrigerator. It will improve. Like burgers and pizzas the basic idea is the same but the exact ingredients differ from house to house.
If I am at a Pakistani restaurant I usually order this one.

  • 1 kg Beef mince (if you wish replace 250 g with lamb)
  • 1 tbsp White cumin  powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander seed powder
  • Salt
  • 4 pieces Green Chili chopped
  • 3 pieces Tomato chopped (without seeds)
  • 3 tsp Red pepper (crushed)
  • 3 tbsp coriander or parsley (chopped)
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp Pomegranate seeds (crushed) (can be replaced with sumac or other sour ingredients)
  • 2 tsp Ginger (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Black pepper (crushed)
  • 1/2 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Eggs
  • 6 tbsp Corn Flour
  • Oil (for frying)

(Recipe Source)

  • The greens should be chopped small but visible in the mix.
  • In a pot take beef mince, salt, cumin, coriander, green chili, tomato, red pepper crushed, green coriander, pomegranate seeds, mint, ginger, black pepper, onion, egg and corn flour and mix it well and make flat burger like patties. 
  • Pan fry until crispy. If the patties fall apart ad another egg.
  • Served with naan bread/lavash or other buns also rice is a good thing. Lemon or sumac is a nice touch.

There are 6 comments:
Male 18,342
Looks good with bacon on top between two halves of a bun.
Male 5,281
Male 2,366
Wow this looks good!  There are a couple of ingredients that I don’t have on hand though.  I havnt ever used white cumin so I don’t have it and I would always buy ginger or pomegranate as needed anyway.

The pic shows a white sauce, is that something like tzatziki?
Male 271
woodyville06 It is called raita. It is quite different in taste from tzatziki. But for this dish tzatziki works just fine.
Male 1,246
Man i'm hungry and that looks SO fucking good right now. One question, though. When you say pomegranate seeds do you mean the the whole red jewels with the seeds, or do you actually have to take out the little white seeds inside them, cause that sounds tedious as hell.
Male 271
rammo34 It is a spice made of dried and crushed pomegranade jewels included white seeds.
If you want to have it made at home buy the most sour pomegranade you can find and throw it in a foodmixer.