Lamb Slipper Kebabs

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Appears in

Mangoes & Curry Leaves

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 2005

  • About

These kebabs are from Peshawar, though they can now be found in many other places in the Subcontinent. Called chapli kebab, meaning “slipper kebab,” they’re made of ground lamb and spices and shaped into an oblong rather like the outline of the sole of a slipper or sandal (chapple). They can be grilled or fried. A similar kebab, with the same name, is made on the Afghan side of the Khyber Pass, that ancient passage between Central Asia and the Subcontinent.