Grilled Ground Lamb on Skewers (Seekh Kabobs)

Street food of India becomes a tantalizing food adventure in your home!

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Kabobs

1
lb lean ground lamb, turkey, chicken or beef
1/2
cup ground blanched almonds
1/2
cup finely chopped red onion
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cardamom
1
teaspoon ground cumin
3/4
teaspoon black peppercorns, ground
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
5
medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

Mint-Cilantro Chutney (Pudhina Thuviyal)

1
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
3/4
cup chopped fresh mint leaves
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup water
1/4
cup lime juice, (2 medium limes)
1
teaspoon salt
2
medium cloves garlic
1
to 2 fresh Thai, serrano or cayenne chiles

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In large bowl, mix all kabob ingredients until well blended. Divide mixture into 12 equal parts. Shape each part around 6- to 8-inch bamboo or metal skewer, pressing the mixture with your hands to cover half the length of the skewer.
  • 2 Place kabobs on grill rack. Cover and grill kabobs over medium heat 13 to 15 minutes, turning kabobs occasionally to ensure even browning, until lamb is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 In blender, place all chutney ingredients. Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth. Serve kabobs with chutney. Store chutney, tightly covered, in refrigerator up to 10 days.

Expert Tips

This popular street food of India is often served with a simple salad of raw red onion, chiles and cilantro with wedges of lime.

Soak bamboo skewers in water at least 30 minutes before using to prevent burning.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
205
(
Calories from Fat
135 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15 g
15 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
45 mg
45 %;
Sodium
430 mg
430 %;
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
4 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
14 g
14 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.