Resham Kebab – ریشم کباب 

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Kebabs are an essential part of every day cuisine in Eastern Mediterranean region and South Asia. All of us in Pakistan have our favorites, be it the popular Shami kebab or the regional varieties like Bihari and Chapli kebabs . Here, I’ll share the recipe for my very own Resham kebabs  (Resham means silk in Urdu/Farsi) that are super quick and extremely easy to make. They are soft and succulent and completely addictive, hence the name. Once you try these there is no turning back.

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Since this is my own recipe, it never really had a name, they were always just kebabs. But, I needed a name for the blog so I started thinking and it took me a while and some really really bad suggestions to finally come up with a name, that I think is fitting.

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  • 1/2 kg minced beef/chicken.
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/3 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp heaped corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 4 slices of wheat/white toast
  • 1/4 cup milk.


  1. Place the meat in a bowl.
  2. Soak the toast in milk and then squeeze all the milk out, add these to the meat bowl.
  3. Now add all the other ingredients and mix well using your hands.
  4. Let the marinade sit for about half an hour, for better results keep aside for two hours.
  5. Take a small amount in your hand and shape them into small to medium sized oval shape, as seen in the pictures. Make all the kebabs first.
  6. Heat oil in a pan on high heat .
  7. Shallow fry these kebabs on both sides for about 2 minutes.
  8. Turn the heat on the lowest mark, cover and let cook for another 5 minutes. Cooking them on high heat first makes them crispy on the outside and lowering the heat cooks the inside to be soft and silky.
  9. Serve warm.
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You can make these well in advance and freeze them for up to a month. I make these almost every month and serve them as snacks with a chutney, or as fillings for wraps, or in other recipes. Alright then, let’s dig in everyone. Don’t forget to send your feedback if you try these out, love you all!!

Aa jao everyone “Resham Kabab” tayyar hain!!

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Lubna Karim says:

    This happens to me too…sometimes I am so struck to name a recipe…This look so droolworthy that I feel like having right from the screen…Landed here from instagram account….thank God i did it…such a wonderful recipe blog…Kudos to you….keep up the good work. I just sent you an invitation to for Ramadan Blogger Guest Post event…Can you check and revert back when time permits…

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    1. Thank you so much Lubna:) I’m so glad that you liked the recipe:) . I will check the blogger guest post event and get back to you as soon as I can . I appreciate the invite 🙏🏼😊


  2. heenie says:

    Lol, I totally agree…best moms have this on/ off hearing switch. Btw I really like my kebab option…it’s cute. This recipe sounds perfect.. I can picture the smooth texture of kebabs and tempting aroma…. And now I’m hungry.

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    1. Yes these are so versatile, i make these ahead and use them for so many other recipes too. And yess to us, the best moms😂

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  3. Yum Yum Yummy!! I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing your unique recipe.

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    1. Yaaayyy thanks so much girl, don’t forget to tell me how they turned out 😍


  4. Jasmine S. says:

    So yummy! Your action photos are awesome!

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    1. Thank you sooo much .. I personally really like those too..:)


    1. they areee…. and thank you sooo much 🙂

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  5. bhumi says:

    so good…yummy

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    1. Thank you so much Bhumi .. I’m so happy you like it.

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  6. wow.. I am so tempted now Beenish 🙂 Main bhi aa jao ? 😛

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    1. aww yes absolutely Trupti , kab aa hri ho? 😀

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  7. Beenish they do look just as you named them ! So delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much .. yes I think the name is perfect. If you ever try these you will know 🙂

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  8. Ei Gi Chakhum says:

    Reshmi Kebabs are a personal favourite! The kebabs look very tempting Beenish! On my must make list soon. Thanks for the recipe share! 💕💕

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    1. Pushpita these are not reshmi kebabs , I invented these by mixing up a few different kinds of ideas I thought would work out well. A completely different thing from the reshmi kebabs.

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      1. Ei Gi Chakhum says:

        The idea is simply awesome Beenish! Would love to try them out soon with chicken or goat meat.


      2. Thanks yes I use these for a bunch of recipes, they are a must for me now. Do try 🙂

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      3. Ei Gi Chakhum says:

        Would try tomorrow with two different fish. Wish me luck! :*:*

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      4. Yayy good luck, dont forget to take a pic and share your feedback, here or on any other social media:) and good luck👍🏽✌🏽️😊🙏🏼

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      5. Ei Gi Chakhum says:

        Shall definitely share Beenish! ❤ ❤


  9. sarahjmir says:

    is that chicken qeema i spy? looks so so good Beenish!

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    1. Yes it is chicken qeema, I ran out of beef so I made them with chicken but you can make it with beef as well and they come out just as juicy.:) Actually I think beef ones are a bit more juicy than chicken.:)


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