Seekh kebab

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Seekh kebabs served on a plate
Raw kebabs ready to be grilled

Seekh kebab is a type of kebab, popular in South Asia, made with spiced minced or ground meat, usually lamb, beef, or chicken, formed into cylinders on skewers and grilled.[1][2] It is typically cooked on a mangal or barbecue, or in a tandoor.


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.

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  1. ^ Albala, Ken, ed. (2011). Food cultures of the world encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood. ISBN 9780313376276. OCLC 727739841.
  2. ^ Mohiuddin, Yasmeen Niaz (2007). Pakistan: A Global Studies Handbook. ABC-CLIO. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-85109-801-9 – via Google Books.