Friday, October 4, 2013

Guest Post : Memon Kababs from Henna of My Ninja Naan

Today's guest post comes from a wonderful blogger friend, Henna of My Ninja Naan. She is one of the lovely people I've come across through blogging who constantly encourage me with their sweet & wonderful comments. She has actually tried some of my recipes and has given me positive feedback. Please visit her site, if you haven't checked out yet. I'm sure you will love her wonderful site which is full of mouthwatering recipes and tempting pictures.

Henna is sharing her Mom's recipe with us that she makes on special occasions. Let's have a look at her recipe!


Hello Friends! My name is Henna and I am the “ ninja ” behind My Ninja Naan . I “ met ” Ambreen 2 years ago when I stumbled upon her fabulous blog . I became obsessed with her authentic and tried and true recipes. Soon after discovering her blog, many of Ambreen’s recipes began making appearances in our home. In fact, I had so much success with her recipes that whenever I would try a new creation, my husband would ask, “Is this something you learned from your friend Ambreen?” Sometimes I would jokingly mention to Ambreen that she had become famous in my home ( seriously though, she is! ).

The recipe I am sharing today is one that is very special to me. It’s my Mummi’s recipe, and she usually makes it for special occasions. It’s an appetizer kabab, and is enjoyed with Mint Chutney , Tamarind Chutney, and/or ketchup. It’s name, Mummi’s Memon Kababs, is actually our family’s innovation. You see, my family is of Memon origin ( an ethnic group originating from the Asian subcontinent ), while my husband’s family is of another. It just so happened that my mom made these for my in-laws before our wedding and they fell in love with them! They asked what these kababs were called, and my mom said that they were simply fried kababs that were common in her family. Since then my in-laws have referred to them as “ Memon Kababs ”.

Memon Kababs

Yield : 4 Servings

Ingredients :
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 tomato, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup wheat or chapatti flour
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Handful cilantro, finely chopped
  • Handful mint, finely chopped
  • Oil, for deep frying
  • Lemon, for garnish
Directions :
  • In a food processor, coarsely grind green chilies, onion, coriander seeds, and cumin seeds.
  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, mixture from food processor, tomato, flour, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red pepper flakes, salt, cilantro, and mint. Mix well so that the beef and spices are completely combined.
  • Heat oil for deep-frying over medium high heat. Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the oil and cook until brown, crisp, and cooked through; about 7 to 10 minutes per batch. Transfer to a paper towel lined tray to drain excess oil.
  • Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Note :
  • Meat can be marinated and refrigerated overnight. Simply marinate in the ingredients that are ground in the food processor. Add remaining ingredients before cooking.


Thank you so much Henna for doing a guest post for me and sharing your family recipe :)

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. Ooo those Kababs look crispy wish I could taste it.

  2. Looks delicious! Something new for me...would love to try these. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. melt in the mouth kababs. very tempting

  4. Omg, memon kababs are just breathtaking, quite addictive as well..

  5. Wow... such crispy yummy looking kebabs... cud munch on them continously... thank u 4 sharing...

  6. Thank you so much for this opportunity Ambreen! I'm honored to have been able to showcase my cooking on your blog :)

    1. Henna, thanks for sharing such a beautiful guest post. It was an honor to have you on my blog :)

  7. This looks so tasty. I must make it!

  8. Love the way you have added whole spices in there Henna:) And the kababs sound like a must try! Beautiful post Henna and Ambreen!

  9. Wow. I am in love with these kababs and I want to try them out.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. That's a yum recipe....simple and indulging....nice to know about Henna....Thank you Ambreen for the series...

  11. Hace tiempo que te sigo a través de Google +, pero me ha gustado especialmente esta publicación porque además de un plato delicioso, se muestra una amistad bonita. Felicidades a las dos Abreen y Henna

  12. I love all of Henna's recipes a lot and your's is my favorite blog:) Ma sha Allah!

  13. I love all of Henna's recipes a lot and your's is my favorite blog:) Ma sha Allah!

  14. Thank you Priya, Yes Cook, Lubna, Sugarlove & Familycook for your wonderful comments. I'm sure Henna would be happy to read your comments :)

  15. These look great! I love Henna's blog and the story behind them is wonderful!

    1. Thank you Asiya for your kind words, glad to hear from you :)

  16. Woow que sabrosos tomo nota los haré,abrazos.


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