2 pounds Beef Kheema (Minced Beef)
½ an onion
½ cup fried onion
½ cup bread crumbs (to make my life easier)
¼ cup oil
Handful chopped cilantro
1-2 green chillies (depending on taste)
½ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
Salt as per taste
1½ tbs of Shan Seekh Kabab Mix – (As you all probably know by now I use a lot of Shan and National Spice mixes but rarely follow directions. Mainly because I don’t like garam masala and most of these spice mixes have a lot of it, so I tend to put tbs or tsp as it adds flavor to the dish).
Mix above ingredients very well. Let it sit for 30 mins.
If you have the time, grind up all the spices (except minced meat and oil) together. (I did not hence have used chopped onion and cilantro). But the ground spices will probably give it a more authentic look!
Wet your hands slightly
Shape the kebab’s into a ball.
While holding the skewer with your right hand, use your left four fingers to change the shape of the kebab ball into an oblong shape. (Rotate the kebab but hold the skewer straight – works better).
Let it sit till you are done shaping all the kebabs
You can fry it on both sides if you like.
Serve with green chutney or hot sauce.