Indian Lamb Seekh Kebab Recipe

An Indian party’s snack platter is incomplete without this delicious appetizer dish of seekh kabab. Succulent kebabs made with minced lamb, marinated in variety of spices, grilled on a tandoor/oven and served with green chutney. Full of juice and flavor, these kebab recipe is perfect as a starter for any dinner party.


  • 2¬†pounds¬†lean ground lamb
  • 2¬†medium¬†onions, finely chopped
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ¬Ĺ¬†cup¬†cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†ginger paste
  • 1¬†tablespoon¬†green chile paste
  • 2¬†teaspoons¬†ground cumin
  • 2¬†teaspoons¬†ground coriander
  • 2¬†teaspoons¬†paprika
  • 2¬†teaspoons¬†salt
  • 1¬†teaspoon¬†cayenne pepper
  • 8¬†skewers
  • ¬ľ¬†cup¬†vegetable oil for brushing, or as needed


  1. Mix ground lamb, onions, mint, cilantro, ginger paste, and chile paste together in a large bowl. Season with cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Soak skewers in cold water.

  2. Divide lamb mixture into 8 equal portions; mold portions onto skewers to form a sausage shape. Refrigerate skewers until you are ready to grill.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and brush the grate liberally with oil.

  4. Cook skewers on the preheated grill, turning frequently, until nicely browned on all sides and meat is no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (71 degrees C).