Kebab Massalam


Tasty, spicy Indian-style ground lamb kebabs. Excellent served over basmati rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 skewers


  • 1 pound ground lamb

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 green Thai chili peppers, finely chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 5 (6 inch) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 20 minutes

  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Lightly grease a broiling pan.

  2. Mix together the lamb, garlic, chili peppers, onion, coriander, yogurt, turmeric, lemon juice, and salt with your hands until well mixed. Roll the mixture into 15 meatballs. Thread 3 meatballs onto each skewer, separating with chunks of red bell pepper. Place onto the prepared broiling pan.

  3. Broil for 5 minutes, then turn the skewers over, and continue broiling until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
13g Fat
9g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 525mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 66mg 332%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 433mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.