Nayab Chane Ki Shikampuri


Once i just happened to go through femina magazine (august 22, 2012 edition) and saw this recipe. I just could not resist to make it. It is from Avadhi cuisine and just gives the feeling of kings and their feast. Avadhi cuisine belongs to royals or nawabs as known. It is loaded with all the rich ingredients which gives the royal richness to it. So i just wanted to try them and make them for all my family members who are good food lover and also my critics. So i tried my hands on them with little change with ingredients and process. As now a days we are really health and calorie conscious i have to think over for the options for making it healthy and enjoy guilt free without compromising on the taste.

The recipe had stuffing made from cheese only. I have used paneer with a little cheese just for the taste and texture. I have used lots of coriander along with the mint leaves in the stuffing and have added pepper powder in it. Next for the outer covering in have used brown bread crumbs . The beauty of the recipe is that it has less of spices and yet is rich and exotic.

Nayab Chane Ki Shikampuri

Nayab Chane Ki Shikampuri

The recipe is of Avadhi cuisine. It is made with all the rich ingredients and has a very rich taste. They are kebabs and are big in size like a big king size. The outer layer is made with the chickpea and hence nice crispy and the inner filling of the kebab is rich and moist with paneer, cheese, onions and green masalas. The kebab hence are crispy outside and melt in mouth inside. Though the kebabs are big in size you still will want it more due to its nice royal and exotic taste.
Course Snack, Starters
Cuisine Avadhi, Indian
Keyword appetizer, chicpea, cutlet, kids, paneer, patties
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 133kcal


For Outer Layer

For stuffing


For Outer Layer

  • Wash and pressure cook chickpea with ginger garlic paste and salt till soft.
  • Mash chickpeas. Add breadcrumbs and spices.
  • Bind together and set aside.

For Stuffing

  • Mix the mint, coriander, green chillies, paneer, cheese, onion, coriander and salt and pepper and prepare the stuffing.

For Kebabs

  • Make balls out of the chickpeas mixture, flatten and stuff it with the prepared filling. Shape into balls again.
  • Shape them nicely into kebabs. if they become dry then apply little water and give a proper shape.
  • Dust the kebabs with corn flour or maida and deep fry until crisp and done. Serve hot with mint chutney or sweet tamarind chutney or ketchup.
    Nayab Chane Ki Shikampuri


If the outer mixture becomes dry while filling the stuffing then just apply some water and smoothen the kebab with it. I generally roll the kebabs and refrigerate them for half hour so that they absorb less oil while frying. The kebabs should be fried on high flame otherwise it will break if the oil is not heated properly. It is better to dust them with cornflour or all purpose flour  (maida) and then fry them.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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