Ingredients: (6 servings)

  • 500 grams lean ground lamb or beef
  • 2-3 medium eggs
  • 2-3 medium onions
  • one cup bread crumbs
  • 3-4 glasses tomato juice
  • 3-4 teaspoons lime juice
  • one cup milk
  • one teaspoon baking powder (optional)
  • cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


Add bread crumbs, salt and pepper to milk, and mix well. Peel and grate onions. Add meat, eggs, baking powder, onions, and lime juice to the mix, and again mix well.

Heat up cooking oil in a frying pan. Remove balls from the mix about 4-5 cm in diameter. Form into a round shape with a thickness of 2-3 cm, and poke a hole in the middle.

Fry on both sides until golden. Add salt and pepper to tomato juice and mix well, then add to shaami and cook over medium heat until tomato juice is quite thick.