Recipe Time Alert! Weekends can’t be boring, it’s not a thing! And, because, a girl’s gotta eat! Very meaty you say? Well, no harm prepping for a protein rich meal once in a while yeah?
So the hubby & I tried out Seekh Kebabs (Kebabs on skewers) ahem, done in a frying pan! I can see many of you switch off … wait, wait, don’t go! You smoke them for extra flavor! Here’s how we did it and plan to do it again!!!
I tried this recipe with chicken mince (qeema) but I assume it’s just as hot, if not hotter, with beef!
What You Need!
- Chicken mince 500 gms (you can use beef).
- Finely ground onions 2 large
- 1-inch ginger,
- 5 to 6 garlic cloves, and
- 7 to 8 green chilies.
Make A Spicy Mince!
Don’t add water when you grind the onions, ginger, garlic cloves and green chillies into a paste, the blend might become too watery and we don’t want your kebabs falling off the skewer or breaking off into crumbly bits in the frying pan. Add to chicken mince, the paste you just prepped above, 2 to 3 tbsp ghee or cooking oil, (I used ghee for extra flavour) as well as chopped parsley, turmeric, ground garam masala (all spices), ground & roasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, and a tsp or a bit more of chaat masala (Indian store if you’re not sure what this is). Ground Whole red chillies or paprika as hot as you like it. Roast about 3 to 4 tbsp plain flour & add that into the mix. Mix well and keep aside for at least 3 to 4 hours for optimal flavor.
Shape The Kebabs!
This step can be delegated to the family who plans to eat the kebabs. Hard labor pays! Take a bowl of water, and a BBQ skewer and shape a seekh kebab along the seekh (skewer). Gentle remove from the seekh & place onto a plate. Do this for all the mince. You’ll get about 16 pieces approximately. If you don’t have a skewer, just shape with your hands.
Let’s Cook The Kebabs!
Shallow fry in a frying pan, medium heat, turning over after 3 to 4 mins. Burn a piece of coal over the stove. Place a foil or metal container in the center of the kebabs and when the coal shows red, place in the center of the foil, and pour over a tbsp or so of cooking oil. Cover the dish immediately to let the smoke do its job!
Serve with grilled veggies. I used the same pan to sear them. Tada! Your BBQ ala Fried Kebabs are good to go with hot, crispy naan or boiled white rice! P.S tell me how it was!
Of course you can go all out for the BBQ and keep them on skewers to flame grill. Option number 3 would be to place in a grill pan (important to let the drips fall off and bake them in the oven, They already have the ghee or oil in the marinade so need to brush extra on top. Bon Apetit!