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KEBAB: Recipes of Scrumptious and Savoury Global Cuisine!

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KEBAB is a soft, scrumptious, leathery and savoury cuisine from all over the world. Kebab is a heart of meaty dishes. Though, the chief ingredient of Kebab is meat mince. It can be a chicken, mutton or beef mince.

The pronunciation of kebab is very interesting. We pronounce it as /ke-bab/ or /Kaa-baab/. The most common name of this cuisine is kebab, however, in some regions, it is pronounced as /Kaa-bo’b/. Most People pronounce KEBAB in their accent. We, the Pakistani and Indians, pronounce it as /Ka’bab/.

Kebab: A Soul Cuisine of the Muslim World

We found the roots of KEBAB in Turkey. KEBAB is an ancient Turkish dish. It is still the famous, in-demand and tasty cuisine of Turkey. The chefs of Turkey have made the perfect and various KEBAB within minutes. However, they never compromised on the taste and quality.

Later, the recipe of Turkish KEBAB was copied by Afghans. In Afghanistan, you will find the unique and mouth-watering flavour of KEBAB in a distinct style.

KEBABS have remained the favourite dish of Mughals. The kings, queens and princes were fond of this tangy dish. Therefore, still, today KEBAB is known as the food of rich people.

Because of the Mughals of the Sub-continent, KEBAB is the common cuisine of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. In houses, we reserved KEBAB for major events and special occasions. However, it is one of the popular and cost-effective food at hotels and restaurants in these countries.

The delicious cuisine of KEBAB is also eaten and made in western countries because of Muslims living there. In short, KEBAB is a healthy recipe for meat enjoyed in all countries and by all people of race.

Different Types and Variations in Kebab

KEBAB has different types. A meat mince is marinated and cooked in a unique style to create different recipes and tastes. Thus, every country has its own name for KEBAB cuisine.

Few types of kebab are:

  • Adana KEBAB
  • Shish KEBAB
  • Rashmi KEBAB
  • Shami Kebab
  • Seekh KEBAB
  • Chapli KEBAB
  • Gola KEBAB
  • Shashlik KEBAB
  • Bihar KEBAB
  • Lebanese KEBAB
  • Doner KEBAB
  • Doner Kebab
  • Beyti KEBAB
  • Eggplant KEBAB

The Main Ingredients of Kebab/KEBAB RECIPE

The recipes of KEBAB are made with meat mince. A lump of meat is grated in the chopper or with a knife to form a mince (keema). Though, the mince is the chief ingredient of the kebabs along with the onions and hot spices.

KEBAB-A King Menu of Festivals and Events

Kebab is a rich, cost-effective and appealing food to add to the menu of festivals, events and weddings. Today’s people prefer to arrange B.BQ at their events and though they enjoy the fresh, hot and spicy KEBAB at that moment.

KEBAB is also the main menu at the Bakar Eid (A Muslim festival of sacrificing animals). Muslims made delicious dishes of goat mince, like KEBAB.

Commercial Business in KEBAB

As I have already said, KEBAB is a lucrative food. It is the must dish to add to any lunch and dinner. There is no specific season to eat KEBAB. It is always in demand. In Pakistan and India, if you are hosting a party, lunch or dinner and you cooked all the other dishes at home, then I am sure you are ordering KEBAB from the hotel.

KEBAB is a profitable business, whether KEBAB is sold by a vendor on the roadside or in a reputable hotel. You will see the rush on both sides. Especially at the roadside stalls of KEBAB, because of covid-19 people prefer to eat in their cars.

Kebab a profitable commercial bus

Popular Recipes of Turkish KEBAB

Admiring Adana Turkish KEBAB


  • Mutton Mince 1kg
  • Onion 1 sliced
  • Tomato 1 chopped
  • Cooking Oil 2tbsp
  • Lemon Juice half cup
  • Garlic Clove 10-12
  • Salt 1tsp
  • Sumac (Arabic spice) 1tbsp
  • Paprika 1tsp
  • Black Pepper 1tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Dry Coriander Powder 1tsp
  • Cumin Powder 1tsp
  • Fresh Coriander leaves a bunch

Marinating and Cooking Method

Step 1

In a chopper, add onion, tomato, garlic, fresh coriander powder and mutton mince.

Mix for 2 minutes.

Now add all the other ingredients and spices together and again chop for few minutes.

Your marinating mince is ready, check the desired consistency.

Now convert the mixture into a tray and spread it. Cover it and keep it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Step 2

In the next step, you need a skewer to burn and skewer rods to make the kebabs.

Greece your hand with water and take a few minces (handful) and make a ball.

Now attach that mince with the skewer rod in a long shape.

Press the edges with your fingers to lock the kebab with the rod.

Place these rods on the burn skewer and steam from both sides.

When the Kebab changes their colour, it means they are cooked.

Serve a hot and tangy Ardana Turkish Kebab with Lebanese bread, salad and sauces.

Note: This quantity of Kebab will make 10-12 KEBABS.

If you don’t have a skewer at home, then you can make these Kebabs on the pan or grilled pan.

If an Arabic spice, Sumac, is not available in your city, then use dry pomegranates seeds (anar dana) 1tsp as a substitute.

Shish KEBAB/Turkey Special Recipe


  • Mutton 1kg (cubed)
  • Onion 1 sliced
  • Cooking Oil half cup
  • Mint leaves 10-12 chopped
  • Lime juice half cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red Pepper chopped
  • Oregano 1tbsp

Marinating and the Cooking Method

Step 1

Take a deep bowl, add all the ingredients and the spices together.

Now cover it and place it in the refrigerator overnight.

Step 2

The next day, burn the skewer.

Put all diced meat on the skewer iron roads and place on the skewer to cook and steam.

When both sides are cooked fully and the kebab has changed its colour.

Serve these mouth-watering traditional shish kebabs on a plate with delicious sauces and cold beverages.

Pakistani Recipes of KEEMA KEBAB


This is one of the easiest and instant methods to make Shami Kebab.


  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Potato half Kg
  • Split Chickpea Pulses (Channa dal) half kg
  • Onion 1 colossal size (sliced)
  • Garlic Cloves 15-20
  • Fresh Coriander leaves A bunch
  • Fresh Green Chillies 5
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot spices 2tbsp
  • Red Chilli flakes 2tbsp
  • Black Pepper 2tbsp
  • Water 2 glasses
  • Cooking Oil 1 cup
  • Eggs 2

Making and Cooking Method

Step 1

In a pressure cooker, add boneless chicken, peeled potatoes and overnight soaked chickpea lentil or pulse.

Now add sliced onions, garlic cloves, hot spices, dry coriander powder and red chilli flakes.

Also, add 2 glasses of water. Cover the cooker and let this material cook on a high flame for 20 minutes.

When the cooker whistles, uncover it carefully and transfer the material to a deep bowl to cool down.

Step 2

In a chopper or food processer, add the boiled mixture, black pepper, fresh green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.

Now start the chopper and mix the material for 5 minutes or until your desired consistency.

After the mixture becomes a paste, take a handful of the mixture and make a ball.

Press the ball in between the palms of your hands and it will form a circle-shaped Shami KEBAB.

Now make all the other shami kebabs following the same procedure. I make 50-60 shami kebab from this quantity of ingredients.

Step 3

Beat two eggs in a bowl and dip the shami kebab in an egg from both sides

Heat the pan, add cooking oil and fry shami kebabs in the pan.

You can fry the shami kebab according to the capacity of your frying pan.

Fry your required shami kebabs and freeze the remaining uncooked in the refrigerator.

You can serve the Shami KEBAB with roti, bread and rice. Shami Kebab is a perfect snack to have with an evening tea. It can make sandwiches, burgers and rolls. It is also the best lunch for school-going children and even for office workers.


As the name shows, Gola KEBAB is a small size kebab of a round shape. It looks very lovely and delicious to taste. You can easily make Gola Kebab with gravy.


  • Chicken or Beef Mince 1kg
  • Raw Papaya Paste 1tbsp
  • Ginger Paste 1tsp
  • Garlic Paste 1tbsp
  • Green Chillies Paste 1tbsp
  • Hot Spices 1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Food Colour (optional) 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1tbsp
  • Onion 1 medium size (fried)
  • Cooking Oil 1tbsp

Cooking Method

Step 1

Grind all the materials and the spices together in a mixer.

When the mixed material comes to your desired consistency, then stop the mixer.

Now grease your hands with water and take a handful of mixture.

Make an oval-shaped ball and put that in the stick (skewer rod).

Repeat the same process and make as many balls as you can.

You can also insert two to three oval-shaped balls in a single rod.

Step 2

Grease the frying or grill pan with oil and place rods on it.

Cook from both sides. When your kebabs change colours, it means your Gola Kebabs are ready.

Serve it hot with rice, salad or bread. You can also make gravy of it to be served with roti at lunchtime.

Method of Gola Kebab Gravy

Ingredients for a Gravy

  • Onion 1 small size (sliced)
  • Tomato 1 (chopped)
  • Tomato Sauce (optional) half cup
  • Green Chillies 2 (cut into two parts)
  • Fresh Green Parsley A handful (chopped)
  • Cream 1 cup
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste 1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli Flakes 1tsp
  • Turmeric Powder 1tsp
  • Black Pepper 1tbsp
  • Vegetable Oil 2tbsp

Cooking Method

Step 1

Take a deep saucepan and heat the oil.

Now add the crust of ginger and garlic. Also, put onions and saute for two minutes when onions become golden.

Add tomatoes and all the other spices and saute for one minute on medium to high flame.

Now add tomato and green chillies together. Also, add 1 ounce of water.

Step 2

When water comes to a boil, add already fried Gola Kebab and cover the pan for just one minute.

When you see the water has come to your required level, now add cream and slowly move the spoon.

Cook for two minutes and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

The creamy Gola Kabab curry is ready to serve with the hot tandoori roti at mealtime.


If you want to try the real taste of Seekh Kebabs, then I will suggest you eat Pakistani B.BQ Seekh Kebabs.


  • Beef Mince 1kg
  • Fat of Beef 200g
  • Onion 600g
  • Garlic Cloves 10-12
  • Ginger 1inch piece
  • Fresh Green Chillies 8
  • Cumin Powder 1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Caraway (Ajwain) 1tbsp
  • Dry Corriander Powder ½ tbsp.
  • Red Chilli Powder 1tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds Powder 1tbsp
  • Tetra Pack Cream 3tbsp
  • Morinaga half tbsp
  • Ghee 2tbsp
  • Milk 2tbsp
  • Baking Soda (optional)

Marinating and Cooking Method

Step 1

Wash mince and set it aside in a separate bowl.

Now take a blender and blend the onions once they get to paste form.

Strain the onion paste in a woollen cloth. The purpose is to remove the excess onion water from the paste.

Keep your dried onions in a separate bowl and add all the spices, ghee and cream in it.

Mix well all the ingredients with your hands.

Step 2

Now add beef mince to it too. Knead the entire mixture for five minutes.

Cover it and leave it for half an hour when you get the desired thickness or consistency in a mixture.

On the other side, burn the coals in a skewer.

Step 3

Make a mince bowl and apply it to the skewer rod. The size of the kebab should be large. Press both edges of the kebab mince with the rod. Make all the kebabs through this process.

Now place the rods on the skewer and keep rotating. Cook from both sides. Till the Kebabs change their colour.

The world’s most delicious, savoury and tempting kebabs are ready to eat. Plan a B.BQ get-together and enjoy with your friends and family. Hye, if you are eating Pakistani Seekh Kebab, then don’t forget to keep cold beverages next to you.

Pakistani Peshawari Chapli KEBAB


  • Onions 2 (make a paste and strain excess water from the onion paste)
  • Fresh Green Chillies a bunch (make a paste)
  • Green Chillies 5 (make a paste)
  • Mutton Mince Half kg
  • Fat of Mutton Mince 30g
  • Cumin Powder 1tsp
  • Hot Spices 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Flakes 1tsp
  • Dry Coriander Powder 1tbsp
  • Pomegranate Dry Seeds 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Ajwain 1tsp
  • Eggs 3
  • Corn Flour 1cup
  • Tomato 1 (remove the seeds and chop)
  • Cooking Oil 2cups

Cooking Method

Step 1

In a chopper, blend the mince and the fats for one minute.

Now add strained onion paste, green chillies paste, coriander paste, ginger, garlic paste and all the other spices and blend the material in the same chopper.

Transfer the mixed material to a deep serving bowl.

Add cornflour and beaten egg. Knead the mixture with full force for two minutes using your hands.

Also, add the chopped tomato and few drops of oil. Mix well.

Step 2

On the other side, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry two remaining eggs. Add these eggs in a scrambled form in that mixture.

Mix well the whole mixture and cover for 1-2 hours.

After a set time, heat the cooking oil in a frying pan.

Now grease your hands with plain water, take a handful of the mince mixture, and make a ball.

Step 3

On a flat plate, put that ball and press it with your palms. It will form a round or circular shape of Kebab. Press and spread it according to your desired size.

Now put that Chapli kebab in a frying hot pan and cook from both sides.

It will take 8-10 minutes to cook chapli kebab on medium to high flame.

Don’t change its position again and again, just change two times, after 4 minutes.

Though repeat the process and make all the chapli kebabs like this.

Peshawari Chapli Kebab is one of the traditional dishes in Pakistan. It takes a lot of hard work and skill to make traditional dishes. This recipe is best and easy to make at home.

Recipe of Indian Chicken KEBAB

In India, they made mostly vegetable kebabs as street food. However, you can also find the delicious Bihari Kebabs in the areas of the Muslim community.

Chicken Bihari Kebab


  • Chicken Steaks 2
  • Onion 1 sliced
  • Mustard Oil
  • Yoghurt 1cup
  • Raw Papaya powder 1tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds 1tbsp
  • Water 2tbsp
  • Ginger, Garlic paste 1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder 1tsp
  • Black Pepper 1tbsp
  • Red Chilli Powder 1tbsp

Cooking Method

Step 1

First, marinate the chicken steaks adding salt and 1tbsp of mustard oil for half an hour. Keep aside.

Now heat oil in a frying pan and add sliced onions. Sauté for two minutes till the onions become soft.

Take a shaker, add yoghurt and saute onions in it and shake for one minute.

Now, in a marinated bowl of chicken steaks, add all the spices and mix well.

Also, add the mixture of onion and yoghurt. Mix well and leave for five minutes.

After five minutes, insert your chicken steaks into the rod or skewer sticks.

Step 2

Burn the skewer and place the marinated steaks rods on it. Cook from both sides.

Serve hot and spicy chicken Bihari kebab with salad and sauces. This quantity of Bihari kebab is for two people.


It is the best option to add kebab to your diet plan if you want to lose weight. Though the Kebab will easily fulfil your daily intake of protein and it will also help you beat your cravings. If you quickly want to lose weight, then go for B.BQ KEBAB. Keep the marinated Keema in your refrigerator and daily make your kebabs on a skewer. Three Kebabs would be enough to eat daily as portion control. Enjoy your plate of B.BQ kebab with a lot of raw vegetable salad.

Recipe of Pizza KEBAB

Have you ever tried pizza kebab? I think this recipe is specially created for pizza and kebab lovers.


Preparation of Seekh Kebab for Pizza

  • Boneless Chicken 1kg
  • Chopped Onion 1 medium size (squeezed the excess water)
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves half a cup
  • Green Chillies 2-5 chopped
  • Ginger and Garlic Paste 1tbsp
  • Gram Powder 1tbsp
  • Crushed Dry Coriander 1tsp
  • Crush Cumin Seeds 1tsp
  • Red Chilli Flakes 1tbsp
  • Black Pepper 1tbsp
  • Cooking Oil 3tbsp

Method of Cooking

Step 1

In a chopper or blender, add chicken mince and all the other ingredients together. Blend well for five minutes.

Now transfer the mixture to a deep bowl and knead the material with your hands. Cover it for 15-30 minutes.

Step 2

After 30 minutes, make a ball of your palm size and put it on a rod to make a kebab.

The size of the kebab should accord with your choice or according to the size of your pizza.

Make all the kebabs like this.

Step 3

Heat a frying pan and grease with the oil. Put the mince rods on a hot frying pan and cook from both sides once kebabs changed their colour.

Though kebabs are ready for pizza. Keep them aside and now make pizza dough.

Pizza Dough

  • Lukewarm water 1 cup
  • Yeast (instant) 2tbsp
  • (Mix instant yeast in lukewarm water and leave for 10-15 minutes).
  • All-Purpose Flour 4-5 cups (strain them twice)
  • Sugar 1tbsp
  • Salt 1tsp
  • Cooking Oil 2tbsp


Step 1

Take a bowl and mix all the above ingredients, including yeast. Mix them well together.

Knead with both your hands like we knead the flour to make a roti. Also, keep adding lukewarm water when needed.

Apply few drops of oil when it is all kneaded. Cover it and set it aside for two hours.

Step 2

Now make two parts of the dough. Keep one for the next use. Make a ball of the other part.

Roll the knead flour ball or dough in a round shape and spread it in a baking round pot of pizza.

Apply pizza sauce or tomato sauce with the help of a spoon all over the dough. Also, sprinkle a heavy amount grated of mozzarella cheese on it.

Now put Kebabs in a pizza slice shape. Again, sprinkle cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese.

Put sliced onions, tomatoes and capsicum on it. Again, sprinkle cheddar cheese.

Step 3

Now, preheat your pressure cooker or a deep vessel with a stand-in it. Carefully place the pizza plate in it, cover the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes on a medium flame.

Be grateful, as your yummiest kebab pizza is ready to eat. The above quantity of the dough is used to make medium size pizza. If you want a large size pizza, then use the whole dough. We can also make this recipe in the over. Pre-heat your electric oven and set the temperature for just 5-10 minutes.

Special Sauces For KEBAB

Spicy and sour sauces always remain the best option to be served with the kebabs. However, you can also serve the creamy sauce of mayonnaise and tomato ketchup with it.

To make this creamy sauce, just add two tablespoons of mayonnaise and one tablespoon of tomato ketchup to a bowl and mix them. Serve it cool, it is the best creamy texture sauce to serve with pizza and the kebab.

We made the main sauce for the kebab with basic ingredients like tamarind paste, garlic cloves, green chillies, mint leaves and fresh green coriander.

Add chopped fresh green chillies, garlic cloves, mint leaves, and fresh green coriander in a blender and blend them. Now add salt, red chilli flakes and tamarind paste. Blend again. Check the consistency and keep it in the refrigerator half an hour before use.

Special Suggestions for making KEBABS

It is easy to make KEBAB, but I will suggest you always follow an authentic recipe to make your Kebabs like a pro.

If you are a newbie, making kebabs for the first time first place only one rod of Kebab on the skewer and test it. If your kebabs are tasted perfect and they have not broken, then continue the process.

Suppose if you noticed the big patches in a kebab or your kebabs are breaking at the time of steaming or frying, then simply add more flour (corn, wheat and gram), baking soda or moringa powder. Some people also add bread crumbs.

You can also use eggs for this purpose.

Apply cooking oil with the help of a brush when the kebabs are cooking. This trick will make the kebabs juicy and soft.

Always marinate your minced meat 5-6 hours before making.

The mince should be in a paste form. If it is thick, then blend it 2-3 times.

Onion paste should be strained, there should be no excess water of onions.

Special Instruments for Making KEBAB

Hye stop, if you are planning to make the Seekh Kebabs today at dinner, then please check the basic instruments or gadgets you will need.

The list is as below:

  • Skewer
  • Skewer sticks or roads
  • Oil Brush
  • Frying Pan or Grill Pan
  • An enormous size deep bowl for marinating
  • A chopper, blender or a hand machine for making meat mince
  • You also need a thick cloth piece to take out the kebabs from hot rods (essential for safety).
  • Coals to burn the skewer.

Alternate of Skewer for making KEBAB

If you don’t want to purchase the expensive skewer, then make it yourself with bricks.

Collect the random bricks, arrange them in a round shape, now collect the wooden sticks and burn them there. After an hour, they will turn into burning coals.

Happily start your B.BQ with no regret.


KEBAB is an empirical cuisine to try. To gain the scrumptious, savoury, soft and juicy flavour of the KEBAB, apply any of the recipes above.

Include kebabs in your daily diet to take the requirement of protein. It is also very healthy during the weight loss journey.

It is also very easy and profitable to start a commercial business for Kebabs. You can also make a start as homemade food delivery. Deliver it to houses, offices and schools.


Now don’t waste time. Call your best friends and plan a B.BQ party for Kebabs tonight. Become famous and a pro at making kebabs.

But, wait, don’t forget me when you get successful. Give your feedback and ask me anything I am always available to answer your quarries.

Frequently Asked Questions

A kebab is a traditional Turkish cuisine made with meant mince. It is placed on iron roads and cooked on skewers.

There are various types of kebabs like shish kebab, adana kebab, shami kebab and bihari kebab.

The difference is only in pronunciation. However, both are the names of the same cuisine.

The Americans called kebabs as shish kebabs or grill kebabs.

Kebab is a healthy B.BQ dish. It is filled with protein. Kebabs also are helpful to lose weight in a healthy way.

Kebab is spicy, delicious and juicy meat minced dish.

Kebab is an ancient or traditional Turkish food of meat mince. It is know eaten in the entire world and it is popular because of its delicious, juicy and soft taste.

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