Chapli Kabab


Chapli Kabab

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Course: MainCuisine: Pakistani, AfghaniDifficulty: Easy


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Chapli Kebab or Kabab is a Pashtun-style minced kebab, usually made from ground beef with simple spices in the shape of a patty and fried. Chapli Kabab originally comes from the northern areas, in particular Peshawer, capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Pekhawri Chapli Kabab is made with beef and is a popular Street Food throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of Pakistan, as well as in eastern Afghanistan.

Originally made with beef in Peshawar, it can now be found with chicken and lamb as well. Depending on region, Chapli Kabab recipe has evolved, adding regional spices to it. But in Peshawar, Chapli Kababs are still prepared with minimum ingredients. This is my version of the recipe – hope you enjoy it!


  • 1 kg. Beef-ground (80/20)

  • 2.25 tsp Salt

  • 2 Onions (medium)-diced

  • 10 Green Chili’s-finely chopped

  • 1/2 tbsp. Ajwain-powder

  • 1/2 tbsp. Cumin Seed (Zeera)-powder

  • 1/2 tbsp. Garam Masala-powder

  • 1.5 tbsp. Coriander Seeds-crushed

  • 3/4 cup All purpose Flour (Maida)

  • 1/4 cup Avacado Oil

  • 1/4 cup Ghee


  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients well (except the flour, ghee and oil)
  • Add ¾ cup all purpose flour and mix well.
  • In a cast iron pan, add ¼ cup ghee and ¼ cup avacado oil or any other frying oil
    OR for the authentic taste, fry it in rendered beef fat!
  • Heat on medium to a temp of 350
  • Wet your hands, and scoop up some of the ground beef mixture and make a meatball about 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter
  • With wet hands, flatten it between hands to a thickness of about ½ inch (should be a patty a little larger than your palm)
  • Fry on the cast iron pan for 3-4 min on one side till golden brown and then flip.
  • Fry for another 3-4 mins then flip
  • Fry each side for an additional 1 min. each and remove from heat.
  • Serve with naan, cilantro raita and fresh thinly sliced onions


  1. Urgent
    I want the old recipe plzzz asap… why did u make changes.. the old one was fab… plz do something to bring it back

  2. excellent recipe

  3. It’s hard searching for recipes on this website format.

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