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How to make Chicken Seekh Kebabs

Lets make some Chicken Seekh Kebabs at home. I love this recipe as it provides me with the proteins I am looking for and with a low-moderate amount of carbs.

Unlike the traditional recipe which is used making a Tandoor, I will pan frying the kebabs slightly and then putting them into the oven to keep them juicy and soft. I recall the school days when my mother used to make these for either a bake sale or because I was about to spend some time with my friends away – 30 reddish kebabs in a Tupperware, those memories.. which apparently some of my friends still recall!

Ingredients List –

  • 1KG x Chicken Keema (mince)
  • 2 x Slices of White Bread
  • 1 x Egg
  • 1Tbsp x Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • 1Tbsp x Jeera Powder
  • 1Tbsp x Coriander Powder (Dhaniya)
  • 1Tbsp x Garam Masala Powder
  • A few coriander leaves
  • 1Tbsp x Chaat Masala (Can substitute with Aamchur Powder)
  • 1Tbsp x Tandoori Masala (optional)
  • 1x Small onion – finely chopped
  • Salt according to taste
  • 1Tbsp x Oil – Keeping Kebabs Moist in Oven.

You have to soak the 2 slices of bread in water and squeeze the water out, mix this with all the rest of the ingredients into the chicken mince – make sure everything is mixed well.

Wet your hands, grab small balls of mince and shape them into kebabs –

Chicken Kebab Mix before digging my hands into it.
Chicken Kebab Mix before digging my hands into it.

There are two methods of cooking these –

  1. With 1Tbsp of Oil, pan fry them in a pan until brownish on the outside.
  2. Do the above until they are 1/2 cooked and 1/2 bake them in the oven.
  3. Bake them directly in the oven.

These might not look appealing to some but rest assured they will win the belly of any meat eater – my friend in Spain initially were reluctant to see food shapped like “faeces” specially with those colors.. I mean, Indian food does not have great presentation – after the one bite, they have not forgotten the kebabs.

Oven Baked Juicy Chicken Kebabs
Oven Baked Juicy Chicken Kebabs

Enjoy!.

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How to make Keema (Dry)

Keema, or mince meat in English, is simply what it is – a dish made of mince meat and spices to give it a juicy aromatic flavor. This is one of my favorite dishes and has scope for usage with other recipes. I am going to use chicken mince as lamb is a bit heavy for me, however lamb will always have much more taste.

keema dry
keema dry

You will need the following ingredients –

  • 3 x Medium Onions Diced
  • 1 x Whole Garlic Flower (5 pieces) finely chopped
  • ½ x Thumb size garlic – finely chopped
  • 2 x Tomatoes -> I grated them into a lumpy puree
  • 1 x Small red chili – chopped
  • 2 x Tsp Salt
  • 1 x Tsp Haldi (turmeric)
  • ½ x Tsp Red Chili Powder ( The coloring one)
  • ½ x Tsp Dhaniya (coriander) powder
  • 1 x Tsp Garam Masala
  • 500gr x Mince Chicken
  • Coriander for garnish
  1. In the order above add the ingredients.
  2. First let the onion get brown, then add the rest up to tomatoes and let it cook.
  3. Halfway of the tomatoes cooking add the everything leaving just the chicken mince out.
  4. Once you see the gravy you have made is properly mixed together, add the mince chicken. – mix in well and let it cook by covering the pan for a while.
  5. Stir to mix gravy into the mince properly.
  6. Garnish with coriander and eat.

There you have it, Keema. Usually it has some gravy that goes with it and resembles the mexican chilli con carne dish. This particular dish can be used for many other dishes such as – Lasagne, steamed buns, hotdogs, mexican food. etc

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