Recipe Of The Month! Pakistani Chapli Kebabs

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February 27, 2018

Chapli kebab is a form of kebabs widely popular in Pakistan. Mixed together with a South Asian blend of spices, the beef is flattened into circles and shallow-fried. The patty must have a charred exterior for an authentic look and flavor! Serve in a bun with pickled red onions or with a side of pita bread. Add any traditional raita (yogurt dip) to your beautiful platter!


  • cooking spray
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying, or more as needed
  • 2 tomato, sliced into rounds


  1. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray; warm over medium-high heat. Pour egg into the skillet; cook and stir until scrambled and set, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Combine scrambled egg, beef, chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, mint, ginger-garlic paste, coriander seeds, salt, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Mix by hand until well combined. Shape mixture into patties. Press a tomato slice into the center of each patty.
  3. Heat oil in a deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook patties in the hot oil in batches until charred, 4 to 6 minutes per side.