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Chapli Kabab – A Juicy Delight from the East

Unleash your culinary skills with the Chapli Kabab recipe from Banglar Rannaghor. Originating from the street food culture of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chapli Kabab combines juicy red meat, freshly crushed spices, and the unique tang of anar dana powder. Designed with simplicity in mind, new cooks can easily create this exotic dish at home. Pair it with paratha or flavored rice, and you have a feast ready for your loved ones. Embark on this culinary journey and bring a piece of vibrant street food culture to your home kitchen. Happy cooking!

Chapli Kabab served on a plate with paratha and garnished with fresh herbs.


  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 500g ground meat (red meat of your choice)

  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp water

  • 2 small onions, chopped (approximately 1 cup)

  • 1 tsp chili flakes

  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp pepper

  • 1 tbsp garlic (approximately 4-5 large cloves), finely chopped

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • 1¼ tsp salt (or adjust to taste)

  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp anar dana powder (pomegranate seeds powder)

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 tbsp breadcrumbs

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil


  1. In a pan, add the coriander seeds and roast them over medium heat for a minute.

  2. Add the cumin seeds and continue to toast for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Adjust the heat as necessary.

  3. Allow the roasted seeds to cool, then crush them coarsely using a mortar and pestle.

  4. In a wide pan, add the ground meat and mix well with water to make it juicy.

  5. Add the chopped onions to the meat and knead the mixture until the meat changes color, about 5-6 minutes.

  6. Add the coarsely crushed spices to the meat, followed by the chili flakes, chopped green chilies, pepper, finely chopped garlic, baking soda, and salt.

  7. Add chopped green onions and anar dana powder. Mix well.

  8. Once thoroughly mixed, add the chopped tomatoes and breadcrumbs.

  9. Apply a little water to your hands, then take a portion of the meat mixture and shape it into a thin disk.

  10. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the meat disk to the pan, using a spatula to press down on the kabab to retain its flat shape.

  11. Cook over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes.

  12. Serve your chapli kabab with paratha or flavored rice. Enjoy your delicious homemade chapli kabab!

Remember, the secret to a good chapli kabab is to ensure that it's well-spiced and cooked at the right temperature. Feel free to adjust the spices according to your preference.


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