Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

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Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

When I was at school, one of my favourite packed lunches was a homemade Shami Kebab sandwich which my mum used to prepare fresh in the morning, just before my siblings and I drove off to school with either the chauffeur or dad. I can still clearly remember the aroma of the freshly fried Shami Kebabs and the combination of those kebabs with some tomato ketchup drizzled on them made the sandwiches taste even better! 

Mum always used to prepare huge batches of Shami Kebabs as they're always handy in emergency situations, they're brilliant for packed lunches and even perfect to be served as a starter at any of the family dinners or get-togethers called 'dawat' in Urdu. Also, in the previous years, a very common trend was guests turning up without informing and considering the fact how hospitable or 'mehmaan nawaz' my mum is, we always used to have goodies in the kitchen and some frozen items out of which the kebabs were always a winner! 

Just following the footsteps, even I like to keep things prepared prior to an ocassion or for the time when the need may arise, however talking specifically about the Lamb Shami Kebabs, I've really been longing to have these but it's been quite some time since I last prepared them. Shami Kebabs can be prepared and easily frozen for future use, continuing the idea of 'al-desko' that I talked about in a previous post along with the  idea of a Lamb Tikka Wrap as an office meal idea. The idea behind the term 'al-desko' is to create recipes that are perfect for anyone to take to work for lunch, highlighting the fact that it should be convenient for us to have lunch on the work desk. Creating new recipes for the office lunch meals by reusing leftover food is a brilliant idea of reducing waste. 

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

For a Lamb Shami Kebab wrap, all you need to do is to grab a wholemeal flatbread left from previous night's dinner, add a fried kebab in it along with any of your desired sauce and wrap it up. Some fresh green salad from previous night's dinner can also work perfectly as a side and this would make a great healthy option. 

The Major Ingredient - The Lamb! 

Lamb is one of the most exciting ingredients that can be used to create lot of different recipes. 

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Variety of Cuts of Lamb

Being a versatile ingredient, lamb can be used to prepare lots of dishes and the availability of different cuts enables us to create incredible lamb dishes that aren't just quick and easy to prepare, but the health benefits are immense too! 

Health Benefits of Lamb

Lamb contains essential nutrients and proteins as well as 7 vitamins and minerals including vitamin B12 and niacin that leads to a healthy lifestyle. Once you try it, you're definitely going to love it! For more information on the campaign and for interesting new recipes, check out lamb try it, love it

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

(Makes 12-14 kebabs)

For cooking:
1 kg lamb mince, cleaned & washed well
11⁄2 tsp salt, or as required 
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp cumin powder
2-3 cups of water
Dried round chillies
5-6 Cloves
1-2 Cinnamon stick
1 small piece of onion
Half cup chana daal (lentils)
2 medium sized bay leaves
2-3 cups of water

For mixing:
2 green chillies
1 large chopped onion 
Few chopped coriander leaves
Few chopped mint leaves
1 beaten egg
Oil for frying

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe


Add all the ingredients in a pot along with 2-3 cups of water.
Boil under a high heat.
Once boiled, put the lid on and keep it on slow flame to cook until the lentils and the mince are cooked well.
Once cooked, put the mixture in a food chopper to create a mixture.
Add the mixture to a bowl, add 2 chopped green chilies, 1 large chopped onion, coriander, mint leaves and a beaten egg. Mix well.
Divide the mixture into small portions and neatly shape them into round shaped kebabs.
These kebabs can be stored in the freezer for later use.
For immediate use, fry the kebabs on a hot frying pan with 2 tsp oil for 2-3 minutes each side until brown.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 mins
Serves: Makes 12-14 kebabs

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

For the wrap: 
To prepare a wrap, use a wholemeal wrap for a healthy option. 
Add a kebab, some sliced onions and sauce of your choice. I prefer either a chilli tomato ketchup or a coriander and mint chutney.
Serve the wrap with some fresh green salad! 

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 5 mins
Serves: 1 kebab per wrap

Lamb Shami Kebab Wrap Recipe

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  1. OK now this sounds absolutely delicious. I have to admit I am loving wraps at the moment and this sounds like one which is perfect for an evening meal.

  2. Thanks for sharing this! It looks amazing! I think I'd like it with chicken too!

  3. My friend is a mad lamb fan, so winging her this recipe asaps xx

  4. I love kebabs and always use chicken so swapping to lamb and getting the added boost of B12 is something I would want to eat more of in my diet

  5. Wraps are a great way to have food on the go and an alternative to sandwiches. My family all love the flavour of lamb

  6. This looks fab, I love lamb but always same to cook the same thing


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