Delicious and juicy kebab recipes

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Kebabs are everyone's favorite. It is especially for all the foodies and cooking enthusiast who loves grilling, smokes and hot BBQ Shewer.

Kebab are versatile, juicy and extremely easy to make. And the best part is, you don't even need a tandoor or open fire to cook them. If you have been looking for different kebab recipes, you have come to the right place. Here I bring you the best and popular kebab recipes that you can easily make at home. Before we jumped into the recipes let's have some brief description about Kebab.

What is kebab

Traditionally Kebab are chunks of meat usually lamb or beef, marinated and grilled over fire ( charcoal or open fire) using a iron shewer. Regional recipes for kebab may includes chicken, fish and vegetables.

BBQ, grilling, smokes and marinated meat shewer are means kebab. Succulent and juicy seekh kebab, crisp and tender tikkas and meat patties shallow frying on iron griddle are all comes under kebab.

Kebab origin

Kebab are considered to have originated in Turkey when soldiers used to grill chunks of freshly hunted animals on open field fire.  For more details you can read this article from Wikipedia.

Is kebab healthy ?

Kebabs are considered as healthy food as they are not deep fried. Very less amount of oil or no oil is used to prepare them and that oil get burnt while cooking over charcoal fire. The foods are get cooked using their own juice over slow flame fire. Some breads and salad are also include while serving them.

Kebab marinade

Marination is the single most important thing for kebab. You can not make a kebab by just mixing them with spices and then grilled. There won't be any taste and the kebab would be dry and hard.

To make a perfect soft, tender and juicy kebab, you need a good marination procedure. A good marinade can make your kebabs yummy.

Kebabs are generally marinated with lemon juice and yoghurt based marination. These two are considered as a best kebab tendering agent. For meats like mutton, lamb or beef, raw papaya paste are used to tenderized.

Always go for two steps marination process, first with lemon juice, salt and ginger garlic paste. Second with spiced based yogurt mixture. After marinating keep them refrigerated for atleast 3 to 4 hours to absorb the flavours. Best is a overnight marination, which makes them soft, juicy and succulent.

Serving suggestions

The most popular serving combination is kebab with chutney. A green chutney made from fresh coriander and mint leaves are best to serve with any kebab.

Lemon wedges and onion slices are often serve with a plate of hot kebabs. Some flatbread like tandoori Naan, butter naan, garlic naan, roomali roti and paratha are good side dishes to serve with kebab.

A fresh salad bowl with lots of leafy vegetables are a healthy choice with some kebab.

Here is a list of some popular and easy to make kebab recipes that you can make at the comfort of your kitchen.

List for different types of kebab recipes

1. Chicken tikka kebab

Chicken tikka on a serving plate with green chutney

This tandoori chicken tikka kebab is perhaps the most popular and preferred kebab. Extremely easy to make at home without a tandoor. Cube size boneless chicken pieces are marinated in a yoghurt based tandoori masala. Shewer and grilled to perfection. Serve them with green chutney. Read the full recipe description from chicken tikka recipe.

2. Tangdi kebab

Tangdi kebab pieces on a serving plate

Crisp and juicy leg pieces ( drumsticks) are like heavenly bites that one can not resist. Tangdi kebab is such a popular kebab which is versatile, yummy and delicious. It can be made using different types of marination. Using green herbs you can make hariyali tangdi kebab, using lots of garlic you can make lasooni tangdi kebab and with cream based marination you can make malai tangdi kebab. The red color tangdi kebab are made by using tandoori masala. You can read the full recipe description of tangdi kebab made using garlic and tandoori masala from tangdi kebab recipe.

Gilafi Seekh Kebab

Chicken Gilafi Seekh Kebab with onion sliced

Seekh Kebab is everyone's favourite. A juicy, succulent and soft seekh kebab is one of the best in all kebabs family.  Made from finely ground chicken with lots of herbs like ginger, garlic, mint leaf and green chili. A seekh kebab is best to serve with roomali roti, fresh onion slices and mint leaves. Read the full recipe description from Seekh Kebab.

4. Chicken malai kebab

Chicken malai kebab Shewer on a plate with green chutney and onion slices

Chicken malai kebab is a mild and creamy kebab made by using cheese, cream and cashew based marination. Malai kebab is for those who does not prefer heavy spices. A rich kebab from Mughlai cuisines. Read the full recipe description from chicken malai kebab.

5. Chicken reshmi kebab

Serving Chicken reshmi kabab in a plate with lemon wedges

Chicken reshmi kabab is a silky, soft and smooth kebab. It is mild in taste. Due to the uses of cashew, cream and cheese, this kebab become soft and silky. Murgh reshmi kebab is often served coated with egg white. Read the full recipe description from Chicken reshmi kabab.

6. Chicken cheese kebab

Chicken cheese kebab Shewer on a serving plate with green chutney and onion slices

Chicken kebab made with mozzarella cheese. This cheese kebab is mild, tender and juicy. Very less amount of spice powder is used in its marination. A healthy Keto Chicken kebab with lots of flavour. Recipe description Chicken Kebab recipe.

7. Hariyali kebab

Hariyali kebab Shewer on a serving plate with green chutney

A popular Chicken kebab from Punjab. Hariyali kebab is made by using fresh herbs like coriander, mint and spinach leaves. A mild spicy kebab with full of flavour. Get the full recipe description from hariyali kabab.

8. Galouti kebab

Serving mutton galouti kebab with roti

A delicious kebab from Lucknow. One of the best delicacy from Awadhi cuisine. Galouti kebab also known as Galawati kebab due to its melt in mouth feature. A kebab made for a toothless Nawab of Lucknow. It is believed that this galouti kebab was made with 123 spice ingredients. Galouti kebab is generally served on the bed a roti, known as Ulte tawa ke roti. Get the full recipe description from galouti kebab.

9. Shish kebab

Shish kebab Shewer on a plate

A perfectly grilled marinated beef, onion and pepper on your serving plate. This easy shish kabob is made with a marinade soya sauce, lemon juice, olive oil and some seasoning. Get the full recipe description from Shish kabob recipe

10. Kalmi kebab

Serving Chicken kalmi kebab with onion sliced

Kalmi kebab is another delicacy of Mughlai cuisines. A rich kebab with mild and creamy flavour. Made by using the thigh part of Chicken with bone. Read the full recipe description from Chicken kalmi kebab.

11. Lamb Gilafi Seekh Kebab

Serving lamb mutton Gilafi Seekh Kabab in a serving plate

A winner of all kebabs, mutton seekh kebab is one of the best most demanding kebab. Made by using finely ground mutton meats with spices and herbs. Read the full recipe description from lamb Gilafi Seekh Kabab.

12. Kandhari kebab

Serving Chicken Kandhari kebab, beetroot and pomegranate on side of the plate

A popular Chicken Kebab made by using beetroot and pomegranate based marination. A creamy kebab with full of rich flavours. Recipe description Chicken Kandhari kebab.

13. Hara bhara kebab

Round shaped hara bhara kabab with cashewnut at centre

This kebab list won't be completed without this popular vegetable kebab. Hugely popular among the vegetarians, hara bhara kebab is made with green vegetables like green peas and spinach leaves.  Read the full recipe description hara bhara kabab.

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