Shami Kebabs (Spiced Ground Beef Patties)

Spiced Ground Beef Patties (Shami Kebabs)

Spiced Ground Beef Patties (Shami Kebabs)
The recipe for these kebabs, which can also be made with lamb, is adapted from Charmaine O'Brien's Recipes from an Urban Village (The Hope Project, 2003).Ingalls Photography

Ground beef is stuffed with a spiced onion mixture and then fried until crisp and savory in this favorite street food of Muslim Indians. The recipe for these kebabs, which can also be made with lamb or goat, is adapted from Charmaine O'Brien's Recipes from an Urban Village: A Cookbook from Basti Hazrat Nizamuddin (The Hope Project, 2003), a cookbook dedicated to a Muslim quarter of Delhi. This recipe first appeared in our August/September 2014 special India issue with Betsy Andrews' story Perfect Union.