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Tuna Shami Kabab!!!

Tuna Shami Kabab!!!

Tuna Shami Kabab!!!

Shami kabab is usually made with mince meat and yellow split pea , boiled and blended together to give the shape of tikiya or kabab . The name of the kabab , “Shami” involves many stories . In Urdu / Hindi or Punjabi , Sham means evening. So a version states ,the kabab is named so ,as it is preferred to be consumed in the evening as a snack .
On the other hand , some other version states , in Urdu , Sham means “Syria’, the Middle_Eastern country , pointing the origin of the kabab .

Shami kabab , is no doubt one of my most favorite kabab , I can enjoy any time of the day !! 🙂 I experimented it with Tuna . Came out just perfect . Before , I used to make tuna kabab with tuna and potato , but I opted potato to make this shami kabab . Yellow split pea or channa/ boot daal is used to give the exact same flavor and effect of that of shami kabab made with mince meat .



1 Tuna Can in water/ oil
1/3 rd cup of yellow split pea or chaana daal , soaked in water for at least 3 to 4 hours .
3 tbl spoon fried Onion ( Bereshta)
Chopped mint and cilantro
Chopped green chilies
1 tea spoon Garam masala powder ( optional)
1/2 tea spoon nutmeg powder
1 or 2 eggs , beaten ( start with 1 egg , if still dry add the other)
Salt to taste

Cooking method:

1. Drain all the water from the tuna. Squezze hard to remove any extra water.
2. Drain the water from the chaana daal and boil . Dry out the water . The daal should be intact but fully boiled . Now blend the daal in the blender . Don’t put any water in it . The blended daal should be dry .
2. Now combine all the ingredients together. Start with 1 beaten egg , if feels dry add another egg .
3. Shape into kababs and deep fry on medium low heat.

Cooking Tips:
You can store the kababs in deep fridge for a quite a long time.If you want to store, then don’t fry them.After shaping keep them in a box and refrigerate. Fry them and serve whenever you need.

Tuna, mushroom, cheese delight!!!!

Tuna, mushroom,cheese delight!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuna, Mushroom, cheese delight !!!!!!!!!!!! Super easy way!!!!!!!!!!


1 can Tuna in water ( drained)
1 large potato ( boiled and mashed)
1/2 (half cup) mushroom ( chopped)
1 egg ( beaten)
Fried onion ( bereshta) 2 tblspoon
Chopped green chilies, cilantro and mint
salt to taste
A pinch of garam masala powder ( optional)
a pinch of crushed white/black pepper
Breadcrumbs ( enough to shape the kababs)

Cooking process:

1. In a pan fry the chopped mushrooms until soft.

2. Blend it into a smooth paste.

3. Add tuna ( drained well, so that not a single drop of water is in it), egg and mashed potato and blend again.

4. Now mix breadcrumbs with it add other ingredients except cheese.

5. Shape them according to your choice and put a little amount of cheese inside your kabab or chop. Shape them well so that no crack is there.

6. deep fry them on medium low heat.

Bon a Petit