Shami Kebab recipe

April 19, 2023

Shami Kebab recipe

Shami Kebab is one of the tastiest and most nutritious Iranian foods. The main ingredients of Shami Kebab are meat, potato, onion, egg, salt, pepper and turmeric and it is typically served with bread without rice. Shami Kebab can be eaten as a main dish, appetizer or sandwich. Shami Kebab can be cooked totally vegetarian by making use of mushrooms and soybeans instead of meat so vegetarians can also eat this food.

Ingredients for shami kebab

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Ground beef
  • Egg
  • Salt, black pepper and red pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Half a teaspoon of ginger powder
  • Curry spices as needed
  • Oil as needed

Shami Kebab recipe

Ingredients for the sauce

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Tomato paste
  3. A teaspoon of salt and red pepper
  4. Verjuice

Shami Kebab recipe


The first stage

To prepare a delicious and special Shami Kebab, at the beginning of the work, we wash the potatoes, then peel them and grate them with a medium grater. To speed up the work, we can put potatoes in a mixer or food processor instead of grating them.

The second stage

At this stage, we grate the onion with a fine grater and remove its excess water completely by squeezing. Next, we put the grated potato and onion, together with ground beef and egg, in a suitable and spacious bowl.

The third stage

Note that we must remove the water from potatoes and onions completely because if they contain water, they will cause the shami kebab to fall apart during frying. Next, add salt, black pepper, red pepper, turmeric, ginger powder and curry spices to the bowl.

The fourth stage

Now mix and knead the ingredients in the bowl well for 10 minutes until they are completely smooth and homogenous. After the shami kebab mixture is ready, cover the bowl with cellophane and put it in the refrigerator to rest.

The fifth stage

After 1 to 2 hours, we take out the shami kebab mixture from the refrigerator, then we knead it by hand for another minute or two. Now we put a suitable pan on the heat and add 6 tablespoons of liquid oil to the pan.

The sixth stage

At this stage, after the oil is well heated, we take the size of a small tangerine from the shami kebab mixture and shape it into a round or oval shape with our hands, then we flatten it a little and put it in the oil until it is well fried.

Shami Kebab recipe

The seventh stage

You must fry each side of the shami kebab for about 5 to 7 minutes on low heat until they are entirely cooked. After frying the shami kebabs, we go to prepare the tomato sauce. For this purpose, we peel the tomatoes.

The eighth stage

If you want to peel the tomato easily, just put it in boiling water for 3 minutes. After removing the skin of the tomatoes, put them in a food processor or blender and puree them.

The ninth stage

At this stage, pour the pureed tomato into a suitable pan and put it on a gentle heat until the water is drained. After the tomato water is drained, add 2 tablespoons of liquid oil to the pan.

The tenth stage

Now we fry the pureed tomato well until it is fried like a tomato omelet. Next, add tomato paste along with some salt, black pepper, red pepper and verjuice and mix well.

The eleventh stage

After the sauce is ready well, remove it from the heat. In the end, put the shami kebabs in a suitable dish and serve them with rice or bread. We can serve the sauce separately or pour it on the shami kebabs.

The advantages of ground beef

Shami Kebab recipe

1.Ground beef contains protein and potassium

Minerals in red meat of veal are very high. One of these substances is potassium, which is very necessary and vital in the sports program of bodybuilders and athletes. When the body has low levels of potassium, protein synthesis may be impaired. On the other hand, if a person is faced with potassium deficiency in his body, he can witness a decrease in the growth of hormones.

Some hormones lead to the stimulation of body muscles. some of which need potassium. To supply the potassium necessary for these growth hormones, you should use ground beef. On the other hand, these red meats have large amounts of protein. You can get 22 grams of protein in every 100 grams of ground beef that you grill. This amount of protein is necessary for the body. It can provide the necessary energy to your body.

Shami Kebab recipe

2.Ground beef contains magnesium and zinc

There are many antioxidants in the body, zinc is one of them. Zinc, like vitamin B6 and glutamine, lead to the growth of muscles in the body. When you use ground beef in your diet, you can get a lot of zinc into your body. The entering of zinc into the body leads to the strengthening of the body’s defense system, and the growth and strength of muscles. Because the presence of zinc in the body leads to the production of a lot of insulin in the body. Insulin is considered one of the leading anabolic hormones in the body.

 3. Vitamins in red meat

Red meats contain an extraordinary amount of vitamins. Among the types of vitamins, we can mention vitamins B6 and B12. When you use ground meat in your diet, you transfer many vitamins to the body. The body needs vitamins as much as it needs protein. Among the vitamins found in red meat, vitamin B6 can maintain the body’s defense system in any condition. Therefore, when an athlete wants to do hard training, it is better to use ground meat in his diet plan. Vitamin B12 also produces red blood cells in the body.

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