Chappli Kababs originate from Afghanistan. Chappli means flat and round, which is how these kababs are made. They are juicy, tasty, and also healthy!! They can be eaten with naan, as burgers, or just plain. Kids will also love them! Just eliminate the chili in their batch.
Start off by chopping up all your veggies! So beautiful right?
Take the coriander seeds and cumin seeds and crush them.
Throw in veggies, spices, and cornflour into the ground chicken. Use thigh meat for more flavor. Use your hands to mix it all up! Or if you’re like me, just use a spoon.
Shape into small circles. Place it in the freezer for a few minutes so it’s easier to handle.
In the meantime, you can get the ingredients for the garnish ready! More veggies!!
Shallow fry for about 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown. You can also bake or grill them. Eat while warm!
These kababs are extremely juicy and taste best when warm. Traditionally, they are eaten with naan and yogurt chutney. But you can also have them with rice, daal, or tamatar ki chutney.
As my nine year old guest said while eating them: “I don’t like them……I love them!”
- 1 lb. ground chicken breast or thigh
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 stalks of green onions, finely chopped
- 2 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
- Small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 green chillies, chopped (optional)
- 1.5 TB ginger garlic paste
- 1.5 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
- 1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
- 1 tsp ground anar dana (pomegranate seeds)
- 1 tsp dried red chili (optional)
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp. black pepper powder
- 2 tsp cornflour
- Oil for frying
- Mix all your ingredients, except for oil, into the ground chicken.
- Shape the chicken into thin patties. If your are making burgers, make them a little thicker.
- Place in freezer for a few minutes until hard.
- Heat oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Shallow fry until golden brown. Alternatively, you can grill them or bake them at 375 for about 5 minutes each side. Drain on paper towel.
- Garnish with onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.
- Serve with naan and yogurt chutney. They can also be eaten as burgers or with rice and dal/chutney.
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