Seekh Kabab - Kebabs on Skewers

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  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 80 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 12-15 skewers (serves 4-6)
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These delicious, juicy kebabs can be made with any minced meat you like, but I like lamb best. They are a terrific appetizer but also make a nice side dish to the main meal. Serve them with green Mint-Coriander Chutney. This recipe will serve 2 people if served as a side dish and 4 people if served as an appetizer. While Seekh Kabab is best made and eaten fresh, the raw mix can be prepared in advance and frozen. When you are ready to eat just thaw to room temperature and prepare as per recipe below. 

What You'll Need

  • 1.1 pounds (500 grams) lamb mince
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped very fine
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped coriander
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, unsweetened yogurt (not sour)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala (see link below for recipe to make your own)
  • 2-3 green chilies very finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable cooking oil for basting kebabs while cooking
  • 1 large onion cut into thin rings (to serve the kebabs on)

How to Make It

  1. Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Use your hands or a wooden paddle to mix the ingredients thoroughly till they are well blended.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and put into the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Soak bamboo skewers in water to prep for the kebabs.
  5. Remove from fridge and divide the mix into equal portions. Take each portion and form it into a long sausage-like kebab while pressing on to a skewer. Do this till the mix has firmly adhered to the skewer. Put some oil on your hands to prevent meat from sticking to them. Do this till all the kebab mix is used up.
  1. Grill the kebabs - grilling on a coal fire gives them a lovely smokey flavor - basting with cooking oil as required, till the meat is done. Turn as often as required.
  2. Serve piping hot on a bed of onion rings, with Mint-Coriander Chutney!
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 367
Total Fat 26 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 79 mg
Sodium 218 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 23 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)