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Indian Recipes: How to Make the Best Homemade Chicken Kebabs/Lamb Kebabs (Seekh Kebab)

Updated on May 28, 2015

Indian Chicken Kebab - Lamb Kebab Recipe

When my wife is away i have to cook for myself so i test out ingredients which bring out the best flavour and taste to my liking. I have made Indian kebabs many times and they have always turned out to be the best, even better than the kebabs that you buy from supermarkets or restaurants.

You must try it to really taste the difference.

Below is a a very simple Indian recipe for Chicken Kebabs which can also be made using lamb mince. I prefer lamb kebabs because i love lamb and Sheek Kebabs are my favourite food!

(Make sure you use all the ingredients before you start otherwise you will not get the right flavour or texture).

Lamb Kebab

The Best Chicken/Lamb Kebabs Ever!
The Best Chicken/Lamb Kebabs Ever! | Source

The Best Chicken Kebab - Sheek Kebab Recipe

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How to Cook Homemade Chicken Kebabs or Sheek Kebabs

This is my own unique recipe which you will not find anywhere else. This recipe for Indian kebabs is very simple and fun to make. I have made it many times and enjoy cooking them every time. They're mouthwatering in flavour and you can't get enough of them!

My colleagues love them at work and they keep asking me to give them the recipe. I thought i would share it with the world!

There is a secret ingredient to this recipe which makes the taste unique. Even if you go to your local Indian restaurant or take away, they will not be able to beat it!

Enjoy making this amazing Indian kebab.

Cast your vote for this recipe next to this capsule after you have made it and let me know what you think.

Chicken Kebab Recipe - Sheek Kebab Recipe

Sheek Kebab Recipe. This is what the kebab recipes mixed up should look like.
Sheek Kebab Recipe. This is what the kebab recipes mixed up should look like. | Source

Cook and Preparation Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Serves as many people as you want!

Shape of a Seekh Kebab

This is what the seekh kebab/Sheek kebab should look like. You can make them shorter and smaller if you like
This is what the seekh kebab/Sheek kebab should look like. You can make them shorter and smaller if you like

Ingredients and Instructions to Make the Best Indian Seekh Kebabs at Home

You can buy all of the ingredients from any large supermarket. I live in UK so i always shop at a major supermarket and my local Indian grocery for the most fresh ingredients. You can also shop online for any ingredients nowadays!

The mince is always best to buy from your local butcher so you know it is fresh.

Chicken Kebab/ Lamb Kebab Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 Onions, Chop into small pieces
  • Bunch Corriander, Chop into small pieces
  • 1 Kilo Minced Chicken or Lamb
  • 4 Green Chillies (HOT!), Chopped into small pieces
  • 8 Cloves Garlic, Chop into small pieces
  • Tablespoon Ginger Puree
  • Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Dry red Chilli flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • Tablespoon Pepper
  • Tablespoon Patak's Mixed Pickle, (Secret Ingredient!)
  • Half Fresh Lemon (Juice)
  • 1 Red onion, Chop into small pieces

Instructions to Make the Best Indian Chicken or Sheek Kebabs

  1. This is the fun part. It is simple and fun to cook the kebabs.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together thoroughly
  3. Place the mixed bowl of sheek kebabs ingredients in the fridge for a minimum of an hour
  4. Get a large flat pan or grill on medium heat with olive oil. Add enough Olive oil just to cook the outside of the kebabs and you can lower the heat to make sure the middle is cooked thoroughly. Remember that it takes a shorter time to cook the chicken kebabs compared to lamb kebabs
  5. Roll the kebabs into small kebab shapes to cook. Roll one by one as you put them into the pan to cook
  6. I tend to make them big enough to fit into the palm of my hands, you can make them any shape or size you want, but of course you want the kebabs to look like kebabs
  7. Keep turning the kebabs over as they're being cooked after a a minute or so. Make sure they turn golden brown or dark brown if you're using lamb
  8. After they're cooked place on a plate or tray spread out so that they don't break

Seekh Kebab Secret Ingredient

This is the secret ingredient - Patak's Mixed Pickle
This is the secret ingredient - Patak's Mixed Pickle | Source

Patak's Mixed Pickle

Patak's Mixed Pickle is so amazing that it goes with any type of food if you want to really enjoy your Indian at home. I use it for anything and everything, in omelettes, curries, pasta and many more.

You can buy a small jar enough to last you a couple of months from many places, especially Indian groceries and a small jar should cost you no more than £2.

Calories and Other Facts about Sheek Kebabs

Sheek kebabs are really good for you if you cook them yourself and you know what you put in them.

I know that the recipe above does not have many calories per piece and i won't be able to give you an exact figure. All i know is eat what i enjoy.

As you know from the ingredients that there is no flour used so there will be no Gluten. There is no dairy products used and if you don't want to use eggs it's up to you. It will still be an amazing tasting sheek kebab.

Indian Kebab with Mint Yogurt and Salad

Delicious Lamb or Chicken Kebabs with salad and sauce
Delicious Lamb or Chicken Kebabs with salad and sauce | Source

Versatile Recipes

As always all of my recipes are very versatile which means that you can take ingredients out or add more in.

I love pickled onions which i nearly always use in most of my food, but i will not use it in kebabs because it becomes a bit tangy. If you have a favourite ingredient that you would like to add then feel free. I'm sure it'll still turn out nice.

There is not a single specific recipe to make Indian kebabs so be adventurous and test things out to suit you.

If you have made too many kebabs then refrigerate them and use them later. You can even freeze them!



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    • Shushi Sheikh profile image

      khadija sheikh 6 months ago from lahore

      What flavour will come by addition of mixed pickle in kabab???

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      Gous Ahmed 3 years ago from Muslim Nation

      Thanks DDE. I always make them and keep them frozen for when i crave them.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Sounds a tasty recipe I like the ingredients and something spicy is always good for me.