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       Title: Shami kebab
  Categories: Beef, Indian
       Yield: 7 Servings
  
       1 lb Lean ground beef
     1/2 c  Dhal or dried split peas
       1 ts Cumin seed
       1    1 in cinnamon stick
       6    Whole cloves
       1    1 in ginger root; peeled
       8    Cloves garlic
       2 ts Chili powder
     1/2 ts Salt (optional)
       3 c  Water
       1    Onion; chopped
     1/3 c  Ciliantro; chopped
       3    Green chillies; chopped
     1/2 c  Liquid egg substitute
  
     Soak dhal (or dried peas) in water for 10 minutes, then drain. Put
   3 cups water in a large skillet, and boil the ground beef, dhal or
   peas, and next 7 ingredients approximately 45 minutes, or until all
   liquid evaporates.
     When all of the liquid has evaporated, allow mixture to cool
   slightly. Add liquid egg substitute. Then grind the meat mixture to a
   fine paste. This can be done in a blender or food processor, the
   liquid egg substitute providing the moisture. After the mixture has
   been made into paste, add the chopped onion, coriander leaves and
   chillies.
     Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, or spray with noncaloric
   spray to prevent sticking. Measure 1/4-cup portions onto the cookie
   sheet and shape them into patties. Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 to
   30 minutes or until set. Remove carefully from pan with spatula. Use
   a grill on a hot summer day!
  
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