These delicious kebabs are guaranteed to be a big hit! This recipe has been in my husband's family for generations. Serve with basmati rice or naan.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion and 1 tablespoon of the oil from the skillet to a food processor and puree until smooth. Reserve remaining oil in the skillet.

  • Place onion puree, beef, egg, yogurt, garlic paste, ginger paste, coriander, salt, and red pepper in a bowl. Mix by hand to combine. Form beef mixture into 4 to 5-inch-long kebabs using oiled hands. Arrange in a baking pan.

  • Saute cumin seeds in the reserved oil over medium-high heat until blackened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, and salt; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Pour the sauce over the kebabs. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until beef is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Uncover and turn on the broiler. Broil until brown, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Tomato paste may be substituted for tomato sauce.

For extra spicy kebabs, add about 1 teaspoon ground red pepper to the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 22.3g; cholesterol 112.1mg; sodium 1990mg. Full Nutrition

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i made it today i added rice and yogurt sauce too Read More