Kakori Kebab Recipe

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Kakori Kebab
How to make Kakori Kebab
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

These melt in your mouth kebabs are a great dinner party option. Minced lamb or mutton grilled with a range of Indian seasoning and flavors. It derives its name from the city of Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow.

Ingredients of Kakori Kebab

  • Oven temp: 425F-220 C
  • 2 Cups Mutton/lamb (minced)
  • 1 tsp Ginger- Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper, powdered
  • 2 Tbsp Green coriander, chopped
  • To taste Green chillies, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Raw papaya, chopped
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 Black cardamom seeds
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon, powdered
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Blade mace
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg, grated
  • 2 Cups Onions (browned crisp in 1/2 cup ghee), sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Bhuna chana, powdered
  • 1 Egg
  • For brushing Ghee for brushing some chaat masala
  • To garnish Onion rings and lemon wedges

How to Make Kakori Kebab

  • 1.Mix all ingredients except ghee and garnishes to marinate for about 4 hours, then grind to form a smooth, thick paste.
  • 2.Knead this mixture well and mix in the roasted gram and the egg.
  • 3.Cover and refrigerate for another hour.
  • 4.About 25 minutes before serving, shape the meat around the skewers and place the kebabs on to a grill over a drip tray, or in a pre-heated oven (also on a drip tray).
  • 5.If cooking them over a charcoal grill, you will have to keep rotating them so that they brown and cook evenly.
  • 6.They should take 15-20 minutes to cook.
  • 7.Brush with ghee and cook another 2 minutes.
  • 8.Serve garnished with chaat masala onions and the lemon and serve with green chutney.