Juicy Indian Seekh Kababs

Indian Seekh Kababs

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  • Total: 90 mins
  • Prep: 80 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
367 Calories
26g Fat
12g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 23g
Calcium 81mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These delicious, juicy kebabs can be made with any minced meat you like, but we 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 two people if served as a side dish and four 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. 


  • 1.1 pounds/500 grams lamb mince
  • 1 medium-sized onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 cup coriander (freshly chopped)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, unsweetened yogurt (not sour)
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • Optional: 2 to 3 green chilies (finely chopped)
  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Use your hands or a wooden paddle to mix the ingredients thoroughly till they are well blended.

  4. Cover the bowl with cling film and put into the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  5. Soak bamboo skewers in water to prep for the kebabs.

  6. 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.

  7. Grill the kebabs; grilling on a coal fire gives them a lovely smokey flavor. Baste with cooking oil as required, till the meat is done. Turn as often as required.

  8. Serve piping hot on a bed of onion rings, with mint-coriander chutney!

  9. Enjoy!

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