“Slipper” Burgers

Chapli Kebab

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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

His name was Mohammed Bashir and he wore a powder blue shilwar (pantaloon) and kamiz (tunic). I met him not in his hometown of Faisalabad, Pakistan, but in a taxi in Philadelphia. As is my wont with cabbies wherever I travel, I asked him about the barbecue of his homeland. He told me about a dish with the curious name of chapli kebab, literally slipper or sandal patties. (The word kebab is used here in the original sense of meat, not food on a skewer.)