Pakistani Seekh Kebab

  • on April 16, 2019
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Seekh kebabs are a type of kebab originating from the Indian subcontinent.  These kebabs are made with ground beef, mutton or chicken mixed with Indian Pakistani spices, shaped into a cylindrical shape on a skewer and typically barbecued over coal or in a tandoor (vertical clay oven).

This recipe is inspired by the famous Meerut kebab house in Karachi, although it may not be remotely close to the original kebabs taste but i have tried my best to bring it close to the taste of home as much as possible. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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Pakistani Seekh kebab

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marination Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: BBQ, Grill Kebabs, grilled kebabs, Pakistani BBQ, Pakistani Kebabs, seekh kebabs
Servings: 4 People


  • 2 Lbs Ground beef (Chuck)
  • 1 Small Onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tbs Ginger paste
  • 1 Tbs Garlic paste
  • 3 Tbs Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 Tbs Shaan Seekh kebab masala
  • 1 Tbs Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs Roasted ground cumin
  • 2 Tbs Coarse ground coriander
  • 1 Tsp Fresh green chili paste
  • 2 Tsp Papaya paste
  • 1 Tsp Red chili flakes (Optional)
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Tsp Garam masala
  • 3 Tbs Ghee


  • In a lager bowl first combine all the dry spices, ghee, herbs and root vegetables and mix well. Now add the meat and mix well but avoid mixing too much or else the meat will become dry and tough while cooking.
    Take a handful to meat, stick it on the metal skewer and form a kebab using your palm. Grill on charcoal for best result or bake in the oven.
    Serve hot with naan or paratha, salad and raita.
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  • 5 stars
    Looks so good! If baked in the oven, what time and temp is recommended? Thanks!

    Nabiha M September 17, 2019 2:39 pm Reply
    • Should take long since there’s papaya in the marinade, at 350 for 10 minutes give or take. However, rotate them a couple of times and broil them for a minute or two at the end for char.

      Fatima September 26, 2019 8:24 pm Reply

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