Quick Karachi Fry Kabab with Homemade Masala

An amazing aromatic treat gathering inspiration from Karachi’s oldest food street Burns Road. Famously Known and Karachi Fry Kabab with unique way of cooking. This is a must try recipe now that we have simplified it by creating your own spice mix. #happycookingtoyou #foodfusion #LifebuoyPakistan #Superfasthandwash #FryKabab #KarachiFryKabab #karachistreetfood

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-Hari elaichi (Green cardamom) 3-4

-Laung (Cloves) 3-4

-Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1

-Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) ½ tsp

-Jaifil (Nutmeg) ¼ piece

-Javitri (Mace) 1 piece

-Sabut lal mirch (Button red chillies) 8-10

-Chanay (Roasted gram) 3 tbs

-Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tsp or to taste

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tbs

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 2 tsp or to taste

-Meat tenderizer 1 tbs

-Qeema (Mince) Mutton/Beef 600g

-Dahi (Yogurt) ¼ Cup

-Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 2 tbs

-Cooking oil ½ Cup

-Pyaz (Onion) sliced 1 medium

-Water 1 Cup or as required

-Kewra water 1 tsp

-Koyla (Charcoal) for smoke

-Pyaz (Onion) rings



-In frying pan,add green cardamom,cloves,cinnamon stick,black peppercorns,nutmeg,mace,button red chilies,roasted gram & dry roast until fragrant (2-3 minutes).

-Let it cool.

-In spice mixer,add roasted spices & grind well.

-Add salt,turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chilli powder,meat tenderizer & grind well.

-Homemade Karachi fry kabab masala is ready (enough for 600g mince).

-Can be stored in an airtight container in a dry & cool place for up to 2-3 months.

-In a chopper,add beef mince,chop well & set aside.

-In a bowl,add yogurt,ginger garlic paste,prepared Karachi fry kabab masala & mix well.

-Add chopped mince & mix until well combined,cover & marinate for 2 hours.

-In a wok,add cooking oil,onion & fry until golden brown.

-Add marinated mince,mix well & cook for 4-5 minutes.

-Add water & mix well,cover & cook on low flame for 18-20 minutes then cook on medium flame until oil separates (6-8 minutes).

-Add kewra water & mix well.

-Give coal smoke for 2-3 minutes.

-Garnish with onion rings & serve!


-You can skip tenderizer & use 2-3 tbs of raw papaya paste in marination of mince.


Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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