Kebabs are loved by everyone, big or small. Although there are infinite types of kebabs out there, some of them get to enter into our favorites list. Thinking about kebabs reminds me of our recent trip to Istanbul where I devoured them, every single bit of it. The best place to enjoy kebabs has to be in this beautiful city of Istanbul. No matter where you go, the smell of this meat cooking makes you hungry, even though you might have just finished breakfast 10minutes back. In this gorgeous city, you can get to eat the kebabs anytime of the day. People have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Just few days back, I was thinking about our trip and the thought of kebabs came into my mind. I knew I had to make one right away. I had ground mutton meat in the freezer and this was the perfect way to use them. I tried my best to get a good shape on the wooden sticks ( I know, I need some practice on that).
These kebabs turned out delicious. They do not taste like the kebabs from Istanbul but nevertheless this version with the Indian spices is so good that maybe for once, you forget those. Here’s how this yummy goodness is made.
300g ground meat ( I used mutton. You can use mutton, beef or chicken)
3 tbsp of ginger-garlic-green chili paste
1 tbsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten lightly
4 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Wash and drain the ground meat. Make sure there is no water in the meat. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Keep aside for at least 2 hours.
Heat oil in a grill pan. I used my Royalford double sided grill pan. You can find a similar one here.
Take a ball of the meat and shape your kebabs on a wooden stick. Cook on the grill till it’s cooked and appears brown on all sides.
Serve hot with green chutney.