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10 Different Types of Mouth Watering Kebabs and Their Recipes

Updated on November 1, 2015

What are Kebabs?

Kebab (also known as kebap, kabab, kebob, kabob, kibob, kebhav, kephav, qabab) is one of my favorite dishes. I like to have them with arabic bread but at times I have them with chappatis and rice too. Kebab is a meat dish which originated in Persia and now is famous all over the world. There are many varieties of kebabs available. Even though kebabs are usually made out of lamb, I prefer chicken. Kebab in persian means ‘fried meat’.

This page is all about different variants of kebabs plus helpful videos and recipes on how you can make them at home. Enjoy!

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Shish Kebabs
Shish Kebabs | Source

1. Shish Kebab

One of the most popular and delicious kebabs. These are grilled on skewers. Shish means ‘skewer’ in Turkish whereas 'kebab' means meat. Shish kebabs make a tasty side dish and it's no wonder that these are perhaps or arguably the most popular of all kababs. Steamed vegetables and salads go well with these varieties and the uncooked skewered version can be stored for 2 days before cooking is required. You can get some cooking tips for sheesh kebabs at

How To Make Sheesh Kabab - Simple and Easy recipes

  1. eHow Recipe - Shows you how you can prepare shish kebab in an easy way. Also gives sugestions on how you can serve your shish kebab for parties and get togethers.
  2. Classic Beef Shish Kebab Recipe - Gives you a rather detailed info on kebabs as well as recipe for Sheesh kababs.

Doner Kebabs
Doner Kebabs | Source

How To Make A Doner Kebab Video

Kebabs and Tikkis Cookbook by Famous Cook Tarla Dalal

Kebabs & Tikkis
Kebabs & Tikkis

The late Tarla Dala used to be highly gifted when it came to churning out recipes that could be easily made at home. This book helps out a beginner to make an assortment of scrumptious kebabs and tikkis.


2. Doner Kebab

This means ‘rotating kebab’ and is named so because it’s made on a vertical rotating spit. Shawarmas are made using doner kebabs and is a popular fast food for elders and youngsters alike worldwide. The meat of choice for making doner kebabs is lamb.

Needless to say, doner kababs are delicious since it is cooked slowly allowing time for the meat juice to spread its flavor. Some people like to drink 'Raki' - an alcoholic beverage - while having Doner Kebabs.

How To Make Doner Kababs - Easy and Simple Recipes

  1. Home Style Doner Kebab Recipe - A wonderfully easy recipe you can make right at home.
  2. Healthy Doner Kebab Recipe - Conscious of your health? Try this recipe instead.
  3. How To Make Doner Kebabs - A Yummy Recipe - This recipe is getting really good reviews!

Kathi Kebab Roll
Kathi Kebab Roll | Source

3. Kathi Kebab

This version of a kebab is made using a tandoor and is perhaps the most popular Indian dish made using tandoor after tandoori chicken. It originated as a cuisine for people who were well off but then quickly became popular with everyone as a quick, easy and wholesome snack.

How to Make Kathi Kebabs - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. Indobase Recipe - You can try this kathi kabab recipe out with just a few basic ingredients.

Kakori Kababs
Kakori Kababs | Source

How To Make Kakori Kebab Video

4. Kakori Kebab

This kebab is named after a place in India - Kakori - located at Uttar Pradesh which is renowned for its wealth of experienced chefs. This kebab delight is made of minced meat and cooked using a skewer. It is part of the all famous Awadhi cuisine and is popularly eaten with roti or Indian bread.

How To Make Kakori Kababs - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. Recipe from UKTV - A simple to try recipe to make Kakori Kebabs.
  2. Popular Kakori Kebab Recipe - This recipe is from and is has got a positive response from readers.

Chapli Kebabs
Chapli Kebabs | Source

How To Make Chappal/Chapli Kebab Video

5. Chapli Kebab

This minced meat version is really popular in Pakistan. It is also called chappal kebab and is a patty which is usually made using beef.

How To Make Chapli/Chappal Kebabs - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. KhanaPakana Recipe - This recipe for Chapli Kebabs has been given a high rating by readers/viewers.
  2. GroupRecipes - Another really good recipe for Chappal Kababs.

Burra Kebabs
Burra Kebabs | Source

6. Burrah/Barrah Kebab

A kebab which is made of spices and beef. Particularly popular in South of Asia, it is part of the Mughlai cuisine. Burrah kebabs include larger pieces of meat and people enjoy them as part of a big heavy meal. I'm a huge fan of Mughlai cuisine and even though I haven't tried this version yet, I can't just wait to!

How To Make Burrah/Barrah Kababs - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. KhanaPakana Recipe - This recipe for barrah kebabs is easy to prepare.
  2. RecipesIndian Recipe for Barrah Kebab - Another really easy recipe to try out.

Kalmi Kebabs
Kalmi Kebabs | Source

7. Kalmi Kebab

An Indian favorite where chicken drumsticks are cooked in a tandoor and the yoghurt used for marinating is mixed with several spices to give it a unique flavour. Yogurt is used to give the chicken a tenderness and a distinguished flavour which is what sets this kebab apart from its counterparts.

How To Make Kalmi Kebab - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. - This version of Kalmi Kebab is available at 'Indian Recipes'.

Galouti Kebabs
Galouti Kebabs | Source

How To Make Galouti Kebab Video

8. Galouti

Part of the Awadhi food tradition. This is a spicy delicious kebab which is popular in Lucknow, India. This is eaten along with coriander chutney -- a yummy combination which you've to try out!

How To Make Galouti Kebab - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. Recipe - A good recipe for galouti kababs which is easy to make.
  2. Indian Food Recipe for Galouti Kebabs - You can finish making scrumptious kebabs in a matter of few steps.

Chelow Kebabs
Chelow Kebabs | Source

Chelo Kebab Video - A Song Picturized on Chelow Kababs

9. Chelow Kebab

This is the national food of Iran which is basic yet delicious. Chelow kebabs are popularly served with buttered rice and tomatoes as side dish. The preferred drink is doogh - a yogurt drink - which is taken along with chelow kababs.

How To Make Chelow Kebab - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. A 45 Minute Recipe - This recipe for Chelow Kababs can be found at sparkpeople.
  2. Recipe - A yummy recipe for chelow kebabs which is also easy to make.

Testi Kebab
Testi Kebab | Source

Testi Kebab at Burak Hotel

10. Testi Kebab

Another tasty kebab which is served in a pot (testi means jug). Dough or foil is used to cover the pot and this is broken while eating.

How To Make Testi Kebabs - Simple and Easy Recipes

  1. Jug Kebab Recipe - This site offers a lot of informaton on Testi Kababs and how they can be cooked.

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      sister of muhammad abbas 

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      mouth watering dishes.l want to learn them.


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