Spiced Ground Beef Patties (Shami Kebabs)

Spiced Ground Beef Patties (Shami Kebabs)
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Spiced Ground Beef Patties (Shami Kebabs) is one of the Ramadan Special Recipe.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dried yellow split peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 whole large (black) cardamom pods (see Tips, below)
  • 3 whole small (green) cardamom pods
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 6 whole dried red chiles, such as guajillos
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying


  1. Bag, combining chopped meat, peas, onions, garlic, ginger, black and green meat, cinnamon sticks, pods, chillies, salt and 1 cup of water. Take a boil, then less heat to moderate and slowly, discovered until the meat is brown and the mixture is very dry approximately 30 minutes. (Make sure that all the water has evaporated). Remove the heat and cool down.
  2. When you have enough cold to handle, then transfer the mixture, including spices and chilli peppers, to the culinary robot.
  3. Muela until the soft and soft texture is thinner than for hamburgers, but not to become extremely sticky. In a large bowl, using the hands, mix the meat, the egg and the cilantro by pressing firmly, form mixing about 2 inches 1/2 inch thickness width.
  4. In a large intense skillet in moderate heat, heat oil until hot but does not smoke. Work in batches from 4 to 6, frying cakes to brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on hot towels and serve hot.