Sunday, May 28, 2017


Kebab / kabab is a very popular grilled meat recipe. Shish kebab and doner kabab are the two main varieties in kebab. Basically kebabs are prepared using oven / barbecue / grill but still you can make it at home on stove top too. So lets see how to make chicken kabab recipe on stove top or without an oven. Shish / seekh means skewers and kabab / kebab means grilled and so chicken seekh kabab means grilled chicken on skewers. This recipe for chicken kebabs is less mess and easy to make. Minced meat and other spices are ground to make a dough like consistency and then skewered and later shallow fried on a big tawa or pan. The buttery flavor while tossing these chicken kebabs makes us drool. The skewered minced chicken is flattened slightly for even and quick cooking. More over this chicken recipe or chicken snack  is a right choice for ifthar meals or snacks. You can even prepare this snack ahead of time and freeze . So that you can make your ifthar meal without spending more time in kitchen. Many of my lovely readers requested me to share some make ahead recipes during ramadan. Hope this seekh kebab / chicken malai seekh kebab/ creamy seekh kebab is one that can be added to the category of make ahead recipes. Isn't it? Hope i can share more ramadan recipes for iftar, iftar meals, iftar snacks, iftar drinks, suhoor meals the coming days. Thanks to shanaz for this recipe. So here is the recipe showing how to make chicken seekh kabab on stove top /chicken kebab recipe /chicken kebab /kebab /chicken kabobs/kebab recipe /kabob skewers / stove top grill / easy freezer meals /easy frozen meals /iftar ideas /murgh malai seekh kabab. 

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INGREDIENTS (can make 7 to 10 medium sized kebabs)

Butter                   - 2 tsp, melted
Bamboo skewers  - 7 nos

To pulse
Minced  chicken   - 1.5 cups
Coriander leaves   - half a cup, chopped
Ginger crushed      - 1 tsp
Garlic crushed       - 1 tsp
Pepper powder      - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - half tsp
Green chilies         - 2 nos, chopped
Egg                        - 1
Vinegar                  - 1 tbsp
Salt                         - to taste

Make dough with
Shredded mozerella cheese  - 3 tbsp
Fresh cream                          - 1 tsp
Bread crumbs                        - half a cup or more


  • Pulse in a grinder for a second or two all the ingredients given under ' to pulse' . Do not grind more. Set aside.
  • To this, add bread crumbs, shredded cheese, fresh cream. Combine well to form a dough like consistency. Still more sticky, then add required bread crumbs. Refrigerate it for 30 minutes (it is important for shaping perfect chicken skewer kebab)
  • When done, take a lemon sized ball out of this dough in your hand, press it in skewer and slightly flatten it so that it will be cooked easily and evenly. Line them in a butter paper. ( at this stage you can keep  these kababs in freezer for later use. )
  • Heat a tawa / big nonstick pan with butter. Place the kebab over it. Shallow fry over a medium low flame until all sides are done. (do not cook over a high flame). Serve hot.
  • If in an oven - Place these skewered kebabs over a baking tray without touching the bottom of the tray (be careful). Sprinkle melted butter over kebabs and roast it for 7 - 10 minutes or until golden.
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