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
- 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)
- 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.