Bun kebab

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Bun Kebab
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A typical Bun Kebab with ketchup and chutney
CourseMain course
Place of originPakistan[1][2]
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsGround lentil, powdered cumin seeds, omelette and bread buns

Bun Kebab (Urdu: بن کباب‎) is a sandwich originating in Pakistan. Bun kebabs are a signature in metro cities like Karachi and Lahore, but they can be found all over Pakistan.[3] They are usually sold from roadside stalls, side street vendors, and fast food restaurants.[4] They are also commonly known as anday wala burger.[5] A ‘fried’ version of the bun kebab is popular in Lahore, known as ‘bun plaster’ due to copious amounts of butter and super tender or paste like kebab mixture used in it.

Bun kebabs are usually eaten as a main course or snack.[3]


A bun kebab consists of a shallow-fried spicy patty, onions, and chutney and/or raita in a bun.

Bun kebab patties are composed of ground beef or mutton, ground lentils, powdered cumin seeds, and an egg batter. The patties are fried in ghee or oil. A bun kebab can also be served with a fried egg or omelette[4] and topped with tomatoes, cucumbers, or onions.[3]


The patty can be made of chicken, beef, mutton, potato (aloo wala), egg (anday wala), or lentil (daal).[3] The beef and egg recipe is the most popular, especially among street vendors.

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  1. ^ "The Street Favourite: Bun Kebabs - The Express Tribune". 8 June 2010.
  2. ^ OA (5 April 2015). "The battle of cuisines: Bun kebab vs burger".
  3. ^ a b c d Narwani, Deepa. "Street food for the soul". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  4. ^ a b OA (2015-04-05). "The battle of cuisines: Bun kebab vs burger". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  5. ^ Zubair, Saad (2017-12-03). "11 Of The Best Bun Kababs For The Ultimate Street Food Experience In Karachi". MangoBaaz. Retrieved 2019-01-12.