Lamb & Lentil Patties recipe

Lamb & Lentil Patties

There's something truly special about the combination of minced lamb and lentils in these shami kebabs. Bursting with flavors and packed with protein, these patties are sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you're serving them as an appetizer, main course, or even using them as a filling for wraps or burgers, these lamb and lentil patties will exceed your expectations.


Here's what you'll need for this delectable dish:

  • 1 cup of split Bengal gram lentils (chana dal)
  • 1 pound of minced lamb
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying


Now that we have all the ingredients lined up, let's dive into the cooking process.

  1. Begin by soaking the chana dal in water for about an hour. This will soften the lentils and make them easier to cook.
  2. Once soaked, drain the water from the lentils and transfer them to a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the lentils and bring it to a boil. Cook until the lentils are tender but not mushy. Drain any excess water.
  3. In a separate pan, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the minced lamb and cook until it turns brown and releases its juices.
  4. Add the chopped onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, and green chilies to the pan with lamb. Sauté until onions turn translucent and everything is well combined.

Now, it's Time to add the cooked lentils to the lamb mixture..

  1. Now it's time to add the cooked lentils to the lamb mixture. Sprinkle in cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix everything thoroughly and cook for a few more minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  2. Once the mixture is ready, remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. Then, transfer it to a food processor and pulse until you achieve a smooth texture. This step helps bind the mixture together.
  3. Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into patties using your hands.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Carefully place the patties in the pan and cook until they are golden brown on both sides.
  5. Remove the patties from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

Serving Suggestions:

These lamb and lentil patties are incredibly versatile! They can be enjoyed on their own as an appetizer or served as a main course alongside salad or steamed vegetables. You can also use them as a delicious filling for wraps or burgers.

The combination of minced lamb and lentils creates a unique flavor profile that is hard to resist. These shami kebabs are not only delicious but also packed with protein, making them an excellent choice for those looking for a nutritious meal option. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply want to enjoy some flavorful patties at home, give these lamb and lentil patties a try – you won't be disappointed!

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