Turkish Kabab

Bakri eid or eid ul-Adha is a big celebration for Muslims across the world and a large feast is guaranteed. Even amongst the fragrant mutton biryani’s and robust curries, it is the succulent kababs that manage to stand out. Here we have some delicious kababs recipes to suit every palate. Traditional and contemporary mutton kabab recipes that will make your eid meal a stand out amongst others – take a look.

Turkish Kabab

Turkish-Kabab

Ingredients

  • Mutton mince (keema) 400 grams
  • Onions chopped 2 medium
  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
  • Dried oregano 1 teaspoon
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil for shallow frying

Method

  • Grind together chicken mince, onions and garlic and transfer into a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, oregano, crushed peppercorns, salt, cumin powder and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into twelve equal portions and shape them into oblong kababs.
  • Heat some olive oil in a non-stick pan. Place the kababs in it and shallow-fry, stirring often, till golden and fully cooked.
  • Serve hot.

Malai Tangdi Kabab

Malai-Tangdi-Kabab

Ingredients

  • Chicken drumsticks skinless 8
  • Fresh cream ¼ cup
  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoons
  • Cheese spread ¼ cup
  • Yogurt whisked ¼ cup
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • Green cardamom powder ¼ teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons
  • Melted butter for greasing
  • Onion rings for garnishing
  • Mint sprig for garnishing
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing

Method

  • Preheat oven at 200ºC.
  • Slit chicken drumsticks without cutting through and place in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon garlic paste, 1 tablespoon ginger paste, salt and 1 teaspoon lemon juice and rub well. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • Combine 1 teaspoon garlic paste, 1 teaspoon ginger paste, remaining lemon juice, salt and cheese in another bowl and mix well. Add yogurt and mix again. Add white pepper powder, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and mix. Add chopped coriander and mix well. Add fresh cream and mix well.
  • Add marinated chicken and coat well. Set aside to marinate further for 15 minutes.
  • Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on a baking tray. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Take the baking tray out after 10 minutes, brush with butter and bake again for the remaining 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with onion rings, mint sprig and lemon wedge.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabab

hawaiian-chicke-kabab

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken legs, cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams
  • Pineapple slices cut into squares 3-4
  • Tomato ketchup 1½ tablespoons
  • brown sugar/jaggery 1 tablespoon
  • Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
  • Pineapple juice 2 tablespoons
  • Olive oil for grilling + 3 tablespoons
  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves chopped 4-5
  • Ginger chopped 1 inch
  • Sesame oil (til oil) ½ teaspoon
  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Onion cut into quarters and layers separated 1 large
  • Green capsicum cut into cubes 1 large

Method

  • Combine tomato ketchup, brown sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice, two tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, crushed peppercorns and salt in a bowl and mix till well combined.
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
  • Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Add onion, capsicum and pineapple and toss for a minute. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Add onion, capsicum and pineapple and toss for a minute. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat some olive oil in another non-stick grill pan. Place the prepared skewers on it and grill, basting with the left over marinade, till the chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve hot.

 

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