This type of Shami is a bit different than the other types I have made. Even though it is fried and all like kotlet and shami, at the end Torsh Shami is cooked with tomato sauce which then it becomes soft. Its really good and goes well with bread and sabzi, or rice. You can even eat it plain.
Ingredients (4-6 people):
1 lb ground beef
1 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 large onion
2 tablespoons tomato paste or 3-4 cups tomato juice
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
salt/pepper –desired amount
turmeric (optional) –just a tad
In a bowl mix salt, pepper, turmeric, and the plain breadcrumbs with the milk. Grate the onion then mix the grated onion, eggs, and baking soda with the mixture of breadcrumbs and milk. Then add the ground meat to the mixture and mix all the ingredients real well.
Pour some oil in a frying pan and place it on the stove top (medium heat). Take small amounts of the Shami mixture and create round balls from it (should be the size of a tangerine). Flatten the ball in your hand and add a hole in the center. Place the Shami into the frying pan and fry both sides. Once the Shami’s are fried place them in a different pan, or in a plate for the time being.
Then serve the Torsh Shami with sabzi, bread, torshi, etc.