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Lamb Shami Kebab Recipe with Yoghurt & Mint | Gordon Ramsay

Braai, Barbecue or in the Kitchen, this Lamb Shami Kebab Recipe from Gordon Ramsay is a winner.

Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Shami Kebab Recipe with yoghurt and mint recipe is great as a starter, snack or main. Just adjust the mince quantities accordingly.

I fancy this recipe for a burger myself, it is pretty versatile. You could even make them on kebab skewers and braai them.

Scroll down for a little wiki about Shami Kebabs.

Watch Gordon Ramsay and his “Cookalong” Lamb Shami Kebabs recipe.

Lamb Shami Kebabs Recipe | Gordon Ramsay

Serving: 4-6 | Prep: 15 min | Cooking: 10 min


Mince Lamb 900 g
Red Onion 1 chopped
Red Chilli 1 chopped
Peppercorns 1 tablespoon toasted
Ground Cloves 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 1 teaspoon
Fennel Seeds 1 tablespoon toasted
Mint Leaves a few
Yoghurt 250 ml
Lime 2

1 . Toast the peppercorns & fennel seeds
2 . Chop the onion
3 . Chop the chilli
4 . Into a blender with all the above and the ground cloves, turmeric, a few mint leaves and salt
5 . Blitz
6 . Mix in to the mince lamb with an egg yolk
7 . Shape into patties
8 . Heat some oil in a pan and cook the the patties until done
10 . For the yoghurt mix together some chopped mint & lime zest into the yoghurt


A little wiki about Shami Kebabs
Shami kebab or Shami Tikka are a popular Pakistani and Indian style of kebab, that is composed of small patty minced mutton or Beef, ground chickpeas and spices. They are often found garnished with lemon juice and onions, and are eaten with mint or coriander chutney.
A variation of Shami kebab is also found in Bangladeshi cuisine. The recipe is almost the same, but tastes different to the original.
Shami kebab literally means Syrian kebab (Sham) in Arabic. Some are of the opinion that these kebabs were introduced to South Asia during the Mughal era by Muslim emigrants from the Middle East. They had employed cooks from all over the Muslim world to serve in the royal kitchens. Some of the cooks were from Syria as well. The Sham refers to either Syria specifically or the Levant in general, and these kebabs literally means Syrian kebabs or Levantine kebabs in Arabic.

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