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Recipe for spicy chicken kabab

Updated on September 23, 2015

The common term kebab refers to, meat that is cooked over in oil or next to flames. The meat can be large or small cuts of meat or even ground meat.

The traditional meat used for kebabs is lamb but other meats include beef, goat, chicken, pork or fish.

The word kebab is derived from the Arabic word “Kabab” meaning fry. According to the Turkish scripts, the dish was invented by Medieval Turkic or Persian soldiers who used their swords to grill meat over open field fires.

Kebabs were served in the royal houses during various celebrations, where warriors and even commoners used to enjoy it with Naan or Pita.

In India these Kebabs are prepared with liberal use of spices as India is the country of spices. Some are of the opinion that these Kebabs are introduced to South Asia during Delhi Sultanate and Mughal era by Muslim emigrants from Middle East.

In India among all kinds of kababs prepared the most popular are Shami Kebab, Kakori kebab and kalmi kebab.

Here is my recipe for tasty Chicken kebab

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 2 hours 10 min
Yields: 3


  • 500 gms Chicken breast piece
  • 200ml curd
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • required salt
  • 100gms cornflour
  • 1 onion
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  1. Cut the chicken into medium pieces.Whip two eggs to it add chicken pieces.
  2. To the curd add ginger garlic paste,chilli powder,salt.Add this mixture to chicken pieces and marinate them for 1 and 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in pan and dust the chicken pieces in the corn flour and fry them till they become dark brown in color or you grill them in microwave for 20 minutes.
  4. In a separate saucepan fry the onion and chillies with the little oil.To it add fried chicken pieces and toss it well.serve it hot with sauce of your taste.

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Recipe for chicken kabab

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Nutrition Value of Chicken Kabab

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 173gms
Calories 192
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 30 g60%
Cholesterol 125 mg42%
Sodium 134 mg6%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Other Popular Kababs Of India

Shami kebabs are extremely popular snack throughout the Iran and india,particularly in Uttarpradesh. Shami kebab are boiled or sautéed meet mixed with soaked chick peas, various spices, ginger, onion and garlic. They are then dipped in egg and fried twice before served. They are usually eaten with tomato sauce, mint raitha, or chutneys.

Kakori Kebab belongs to the city of Kakori in Uttarpradesh, India. There is a folklore behind this tasty kebabs that has its name from a village called Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow.

The story behind its invention is the Nawab of Kakori Syed Mohammed Haider Kazmi along with British officers , was not happy with the texture of kebabs prepared for that day, ordered his cooks to make a more refined seekh kabab.

After a ten days of trial and error they came up with a kebab so soft and juicy which won the praise of the Nawab and his officers.The preparation they came upon included minced meat obtained from tendon of the leg of the mutton,khoya and undoubtedly mix of powdered Indian spices

Kalmi kebab is another popular kebab. This dish is made by marinating Chicken pieces and cooking them in Tandoor. Generous amount of ground spices are mixed with yogurt to reduce the hotness of spices, is commonly used to marinate the Chicken. The cooked pieces are served with mint chutneys, slices of onion and a good squeeze of lemon.

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      cheeluarv 4 years ago from INDIA

      Thank you,btrbell this is a very tasty,lip smacking dish,hope you enjoy it.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      This sounds really good. I will try it! Up, interesting and useful! Thank you!

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      cheeluarv 4 years ago from INDIA

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      Thank you for voting for my recipe,hope you enjoy it.

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      cheeluarv 4 years ago from INDIA

      It will be like yoghurt.You can substitute yoghurt for curd in the recipe,there won't be much difference in the taste or use.Here is my simple definition for 'curd' .Curd is a milk fermented homely product by convertion of lactose into lactic acid by natural microorganism Lactobacillus species.Curd can further made by using curd &Thanks for voting me up.

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This sounds very good. What is 'curd' ? I'm trying to visualize it but can't.

      Rated up/U and I I pinned this to my 'recipe' board.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      A different type of kabab recipe, i would love to try this out. Thank you for sharing.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for sharing this recipe. I like chicken recipes. Kebabs areour favorite dish when comes to camping and BBQ parties. Voted up