Chapli kebab is Pashtun-style minced kebab

 Chapli kebab is Pashtun-style minced kebab

Chapli kebab is a Pashtun-style minced kebab

Chapli kabab is a Pashtun-style minced kebab, usually made from beef.

The recipe made with mutton and various spices in the shape of a patty. It originates from Peshawar in northwest Pakistan, and is also known as the Peshawari kebab, outside of KPK.

This is a popular street food throughout Kp and other parts of Pakistan, as well as in Afghanistan. It can be served and eaten hot with naan bread, rice, or in buns/rolls, namely bun kebab.

History of Chapli kabab

Mughal culinary influences in the region popularised a number of kebab dishes, resulting in local recipes such as the chapli kebab.

The name chapli is said to be derived from the Pashto word chaprdikh or chaprdit, meaning “flat” – alluding to the kebab’s light, round and flattened texture.

Another theory is that the name is derived from chappal, the local word for sandals – implying the average shape and size of a kebab which resembles that of a front part of the Chappal sole.

The city of Peshawar, where the recipe took hold, alone has over 2,000 kebab houses that serve the chapli kebab.

Such eateries have rapidly expanded in other cities as well.

Today, the chapli kebab is featured on the menu of South Asian restaurants across the world.

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