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Seekh Kebab (Grilled Ground Meat Skewer)

 Published 2011-May-18   Updated 2022-Mar-29

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Sheekh Kebab, Meat Croquettes)

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Sheekh Kebab is a traditional kebab made in India and Pakistan. It is prepared with any spiced ground meat grilled on skewers.

Recipe For Seekh Kebab


  • Ground Meat - 1 lb (You can use ground lamb, ground chicken, ground turkey or any other ground meat)
  • Fried Onions - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic Cloves - 4-5
  • Ginger - 1" piece
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
  • Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for shallow frying


  1. Take the ground meat in a mixing bowl. Using a paper towel, remove any excess moisture in it.
  2. Make a paste of the fried onions, garlic cloves, green chilly, ginger and cashew nuts. Add this paste to the ground meat.
  3. Add the red chilly powder, black pepper powder, garam masala, chaat masala and salt.  Also add finely chopped cilantro.
  4. Mix together with your hands till everything is well incorporated. You can let this mixture marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  5. Pinch a small portion of the mixture and press it around the skewers. If you do not have skewers, press it in oval shape with your hands.
  6. Spray with some cooking spray or apply some oil with your hands. This will help the kababs to remain juicy.
  7. Grill the kababs on open flame for 5-6 minutes or shallow fry on the stove top for 7-8 minutes. You can also broil it in the oven for 6-8 minutes. (Note: Ground meat cooks very fast. So do not overcook the kababs. The high temperature makes the outside of the kebabs crispy while keeping them moist inside.Turn the kababs once or twice during the cooking process so that all sides get browned uniformly.)
  8. Squeeze some lemon juice on it just before serving.

Serving Suggestion

  • This can be served as an appetizer with some mint chutney, ketchup or hot sauce.
  • It is also commonly served with naan.
  • You can also use this to make wraps and sandwiches.

seekh kabab

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Comment by Preethi Moorthy

Reply :-
    Thank You.

Comment by Kavya Shree
          What is cilantro n what is skewer?

Reply :-
    Cilantro is also called corriander leaves or dhaniya. Skewers are sticks made of steel or wood (bamboo). Usually meat or veggies are inserted into the sharp edge of the skewer one by one till the whole skewer is filled. It is then grilled or baked.

Comment by shams raymon
    its realy good um um um um , ah ah ah ah
Reply :-
    Thank You Shams.

Comment by Penke Venkateswara Rao
    Very nice site and appeciate your recipes!
Reply :-
    Thank You Penke.

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