Seekh kebabs are soft and succulent, seasoned with various spices such as ginger, garlic, green chilli pepper, powdered chilli and garam masala, as well as lemon juice, cilantro and mint leaves. Sometimes extra fats are added to further enhance the flavor. Seekh kebabs are typically served with raita, salad, onion slices, lemon wedges or green chutney and eaten with naan breads or parathas.
Some popular seekh kebabs are tunde ke kabab, kakori kebab and gilafi seekh kebab. Vegetarian seekh kebabs popular in India are made with beans, carrots, potatoes, cauliflowers and green peas.