Indian-Style Seekh Kebab


These lamb seekh kebabs are a spicy and extremely flavorful recipe that will surely be a hit at any outdoor party.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 2 pounds lean ground lamb

  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped

  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 tablespoon green chile paste

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoons paprika

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 skewers

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for brushing, or as needed


  1. Mix ground lamb, onions, mint, cilantro, ginger paste, and chile paste together in a large bowl. Season with cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Soak skewers in cold water.

  2. Divide lamb mixture into 8 equal portions; mold portions onto skewers to form a sausage shape. Refrigerate skewers until you are ready to grill.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and brush the grate liberally with oil.

  4. Cook skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently, until nicely browned on all sides and meat is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of vegetable oil. The actual amount of oil consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 665mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* 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.

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