Saturday, March 20, 2010

Easy Beef Kabab (Serves 6)

Eventhough generally a grilled dish, our recipe given below does justice to the Persian meaning of kabab which is" fried meat". Kabab is a generic term used to designate a wide variety of meat dishes in Southwest and Southasia and has now found its way to almost all the countries worldwide. The traditional meat for kabab is lamb, but depending on local taste or taboos it may be any meat and vegetarian foods like tofu and paneer. The fried version is much more easier and quicker to make and has the qualities of a grilled kabab..

Beef 1 lb
Yogurt ¼ cup
Red onions ¼ cup, finely chopped
Ginger 1 tsp, finely chopped
Bread slices 2 slices
Red chilly powder 1 tsp
Garam masala ¼ tsp
Cumin powder a pinch
Oil 1 tsp + more for frying

Pre cooking instructions

Strain the yogurt using a cheese cloth or tea dust strainer to remove all the liquid out. Keep aside
Soak the bread slices in little water, leave for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the water and mash well with your palms. Keep aside.

Mince the meat well using a blender (Grind well, even if you are using prepacked ground beef).


In a medium size bowl, mix together, minced meat, yogurt, chopped onions, mashed bread, red chilly powder, garam masala, cumin powder, ginger and salt. Mix well to combine and add 1 tsp oil. Mix well. Keep this in room temperature for 5 minutes. Now take a tablespoon full of the mixture and roll it between your palms to get a cylindrical shape (the size of individual pieces can vary according to your choice, medium size the better). Repeat the same with the entire mixture.

Heat oil for frying and when hot enough add the rolled kababs and deep fry them until brown. You can serve these on skewers by sequentially arranging the kababs between diced onion and tomatoes ....

You can substitute beef with chicken or lamb
Instead of deep frying, kababs can be baked. Pre heat oven to the maximum. Arrange the kababs in a baking sheet and bake until you get a dark brown color on all sides

Recipe courtsey: Asianet cookery show


  1. It looks wonderful!! I've never made them..I will probably try it with chicken or lamb..

  2. Ithu kollam...... :-D
    Have a look at here also

  3. Fantastic appetizier looks soo crispy..

  4. Adipoli dear...Perfect clicks and presentation...

  5. Nice click..that looks fantastic..yummy yummy!!

  6. Looks too good..awesome clicks girls :-)

  7. looks really tempting..nice pic..i love kababas..have to try urs out

  8. Awesome.. this looks terrific. Delightful recipe and beautiful pictures

  9. nice presentation.....delicious preparation...

  10. Pretty presentation! Looks delicious.

  11. First time here. Lovely recipes and great pictures!

  12. Love the gourmet presentation :D

  13. kababs are adipoli...presentaion kidilam...

  14. an award waiting for u in my blog..

  15. well presented...pls collect the award from my blog :)

  16. loved beef kababs.excellent presentation!

  17. woww..this post is om my bday... :)
    kabab adipoli.. vaayil kappalodikkanulla vellamundu.. :)

  18. very very very tasteful.
    excellent show.



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