Kakori Kebab Recipe

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Kakori Kebab
How To Make Kakori Kebab
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Kakori Kebab Recipe: These melt in your mouth kebabs are definitely a great dinner party option. Minced lamb or mutton grilled with a range of Indian seasoning and flavours. It derived its name from the city of Kakori on the outskirts of Lucknow. It is a very well-known Lucknow cuisine.

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 Black 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
  • Ghee for brushing some chaat masala
  • for garnishing 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.
Key Ingredients: mutton/lamb (minced), ginger- garlic paste, salt, black pepper, green coriander, green chillies, raw papaya, Cloves, Black cardamom seeds, cinnamon, cumin seeds, Black mace, nutmeg, onions (browned crisp in 1/2 cup ghee), bhuna chana, Egg, Ghee for brushing some chaat masala, onion rings and lemon wedges