CourseStarter or snack
Place of originIndia
Region or stateHyderabad, Telangana
Main ingredientsMince meat, flour, yogurt

Lukhmi (Urdu: لقمی) is a Hyderabadi savoury mince pie,[1] and a local variation of a samosa. The snack's authentic preparation includes stuffing with mutton-mince kheema (ground meat). It is a non-vegetarian derivative of the samosa although, unlike the latter, the lukhmi is shaped into a flat square patty.[2]

The word comes from loqma or morsel.


Mince meat (kheema), flour and yogurt.


Prepare the dough in yogurt, mixing it thoroughly until it becomes very smooth, and stuff it with minced meat.

Kheemey-ki-Lukhmi is still served as a starter in the authentic Hyderabadi weddings and other celebrations.

See also


  1. ^ "Metro Plus Delhi / Columns : The Sheen of Hyderabad". The Hindu. 22 February 2007. Archived from the original on 12 March 2007. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Badiya biryani". The Hindu. 14 September 2004. Archived from the original on 10 December 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2014.

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