Alpana's Kitchen


Chapli Kebab … A rare Delicacy …

January 16, 2016
Alpana's Kitchen

The history of the kebab traces back to myriads of both Asian and African cuisines. The word kebab means ‘to roast’. The term can also be referred to as a meat patty mixed with spices.In Asian countries, kebabs are served mostly with rice and salad, however it is now served in different forms with bread as well.

Chaprikh is a Pashto word meaning flat, and chapli is a derivation of this particular word; hence a flat round kabab . Chapli is very popular among Pakistani Pashtuns. Furthermore, it is a popular food item both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.  . I visited a Afgani restaurant in Lajpat Nagar , New Delhi … They served it with a Afgani bread … though we would take  breads later on …


  • 500 g minced meat
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic  and ginger paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large tomatoes , finely chopped, seeds removed
  • 2-3 green chilies , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds , roasted  and crushed
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds , roasted  and crushed
  • 2 tbsp anar dana (dried pomegranate seeds ) crushed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 egg
  • Oil / Ghee  for frying


  • Mix well all the ingredients in the mince except oil .
  • Keep aside for 1/2 hour .
  • Roll the mixture in round balls .Flatten (press by palms) the balls.
  • Heat oil for shallow frying .
  • Shallow fry the kababs till golden brown from both the sides.
  • Serve hot with breads and chutney

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