Ground Lamb Kebabs/Kabab Masala

Kebabs, meat cooked on skewers, are eaten throughout northern India. This recipe uses ground lamb or beef that is molded around the skewers and broiled. Kebabs are also delicious when cooked
over a charcoal grill.

  • 11/2 lb. ground lamb 
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated 
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped 
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped 
  • 3 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander leaves 
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt (optional) 
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric 
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp. salt 
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except melted butter. Use your hands to mix ingredients well until mixture is fairly stiff. Cover bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler. Lightly grease 12 skewers with the melted butter. Wet hands slightly and shape small pieces of meat mixture into oblong shapes around skewers, about two on each skewer.
  • Line the bottom of a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place skewers across broiler pan.
  • Place broiler pan in oven about 6 inches from heat. Broil kebabs for about 5 minutes, or until well browned. Turn skewers and broil kebabs for an additional 4 minutes.
  • Place skewers on a platter and serve. 
Preparation time: 55 minutes 
Cooking time: 10 minutes 
Serves 4 to 6

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