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Shami Kebab

December 3, 2013

These are kebabs typically made out of beef- very prevalent in Pakistani cuisine. They are one of my favorites- but I had never made them before…

  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1/3 cup channa dal
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup nutmeg powder
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  •  1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon extra light olive oil

Soak the channa dal in half a cup of water for an hour. Transfer the beef, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, ginger, onion, yogurt, salt and the channa dal with the water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook on a simmer, covered for 10 minutes. Take the lid off and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes on medium heat until all the liquid is cooked off. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.

Once the mixture is fully cooled, transfer into a food processor and add the egg, cilantro, mint and salt. Process till everything is smooth and incorporated. Form flat patties by using a tablespoon measure. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the patties, about 3 to 4 at a time and brown on each side. Serve warm with cilantro chutney.

Gorgonzola and Pancetta Burger

October 14, 2012

Gorgozola and Pancetta Burgers

This is one of my favorite burgers I have made in a long time. I make burgers all the time and try to come up with new combinations. This one is a combination of some delicious flavors including pancetta and fresh thyme. I made the burgers even more delicious by stuffing them with gorgonzola cheese…

  • ½ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 4 Ciabatta rolls
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Lettuce

Heat a small frying pan with the pancetta. Add the oil and sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add the shallots, garlic and fresh thyme. Saute on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool. Add the mixture to the ground beef. Add salt and egg and mix well.
Divide the mixture into four parts. Take each part and form a ball. Flatten it and add 2 tablespoons of cheese in the middle. Fold the meat over the cheese and form a patty. Repeat and make three more patties. Cook on the grill or cook top. Serve on a Ciabatta roll with tomatoes and lettuce.