Iranian Food: Shami Kebab

Shami Kebab is one of the delicious and popular traditional Iranian dishes which can be served as an appetizer or starter, or as a main dish for dinner or lunch.

Iran PressIran news: Here we are going to concentrate on Shami kebab for now. Let’s learn the method of preparing this type of Shami. 


1. Minced meat 300 grams

2. 2medium potatoes

3. 1large onion

4. 1egg

5. Chickpea flour 2 tablespoons

6. 4tomatoes

7. Frying liquid oil as needed

8. Salt, turmeric, and black pepper as needed

How to prepare Shami Kebab:

Peel and wash the potatoes and onions. Then finely grate the potatoes with a suitable grater and pour them into a suitable bowl. Repeat step 1 for the onion and add it to the bowl of grated potatoes. In the next step, add the minced meat to the bowl containing the potatoes and onions and knead the ingredients well until they get smooth.

Add the chickpea flour along with the salt, turmeric, and pepper to the bowl containing the potatoes and onions and knead the ingredients well again for a few minutes. Continue kneading until the ingredients are perfectly smooth. If the kebab’s pastry does not have a good consistency, add an egg to it and stir well so that the ingredients do not fall off when frying the kebab. Note that adding eggs is not mandatory and is only to help keep the mixture well integrated.

You can cover the bowl of your mix with cellophane and put it in the refrigerator for one to two hours before frying it. This will make the kebab even tastier. Now it’s time to fry Shami Kebab. To do this, choose a suitable pan and pour some liquid oil in it, and place it on a flame with gentle heat. After the oil heats up, take some of the kebab mixes with a spoon and place it on the palm of your hand. Flatten it in the palm of your hand, and put it in the pan to fry. You can make a hole in the middle this lets the inner parts of your kebab cook better.

After one side of the kebabs is fried, turn them over so that the other sides get fried, as well. After you are done with the kebabs. Wash the tomatoes and cut them in half and fry them in the pan, as well. Finally, serve the delicious Shami kebab with fried tomatoes, pomegranate paste, rice, or bread as you wish, and along with vegetables, yogurt, or pickles.


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