Shikampuri Kebab /How to make Shikampuri Kabab.

Shikampuri Kebab /Kabab are a delicious kebab from Hyderabad ..The name literally means belly full.. Shikampuri kebabs are mouth melting kebabs which have a yummy hung curd filling ..they are soft and succulent kebabs which even kids will love .. Shikampuri kebabs taste best when made with beef or mutton  but  you  can use chicken  too...
shikampuri kabab recipe

Shikampuri Kebab can be enjoyed as a starter/appetizer or as an side dish with any meal... they taste great when served with mint/pudina chutney..

shikampuri kabab recipe

500gms Mutton or Beef Mince
1/2 cup Chana dal
3-4  dry Kashmiri chillies
3-4 Green cardamom
5-6 cloves
two  1 inch cinnamon broken in pieces
5-6 Black peppercorns
1 tsp jeera/cumin
3-4 green  chillies
1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
4 Cloves

For the stuffing or filling
Hing curd1/2 cup
Onion chopped finely
Coriander leaves 1/4 cup
Mint leaves chopped 2 tbsp
Then chilli chopped


  • Put all the spices with meat  or mince ginger garlic paste add water and also salt and cook the mince or meat till cooked the water should dry completely.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Once cool grind to a paste without adding water.
  • Add lime juice and chopped coriander leaves.

  • In a bowl take hung curd add chopped onions,coriander leaves ,mint leaves,greem chilli and salt .
  • Mix all well .
  • Make equal sized balls with the mince mixture
  • Flatten each ball on your palm.
  • Stuff the hung curd mixture and cover the sides to seal.
  • Dip it in beaten  egg

  • Heat oil in a frying pan
  • Shallow fry in both sides till golden brown
  • Serve with any chutney or dip..

to make hung curd  tie curds in a muslin cloth for2-3 hours 
To save time you can pressure cook the meat or mince with the dal and spices
I use mince to make this but you can use meat pieces .
after shaping these kebab you can keep it in the fridge for sometimes  it becomes easier to fry them .
If you wish you could coat some breadcrumbs before you fry.
You can add nuts as well along with the hung  curd mixture.

hyderabadi shikampuri kebabs