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Seekh Kebab | Easy Chicken Seekh Kebab

Spiced and Flavourful  minced chicken skewered to cylindrical shape and grilled. 
Course Starters
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken, Diet
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 168kcal
Author Muktha H S


For Green Masala paste

  • 1 no Onion medium size
  • 6 no Garlic Cloves
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 3-4 no Green Chillies , Use less spice Chillies
  • 10 no Whole Cashewnuts
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander Leaves

To make seekh kebab

  • 500 grams Chicken Breast or Minced Chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Chat Masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • prepared green masala blend
  • 2 tablespoon Roasted Gram Flour / Besan
  • 1 teaspoon Salt or as required
  • 1 teaspoon Butter / Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard Oil to grease pan


For Green Masala Paste

  • In a small mixer jar / blender . add 1 medium size onion ,6 garlic cloves , 1 inch ginger ,4 green chillies , 2 tablespoon coriander leaves and 10 whole cashews. Blend to smooth paste without adding water.

To make seekh Kabab

  • Wash chicken breast and pat it dry . Place in a food processor and ground the meat to smooth.
  • Add above prepared green masala paste and spices to minced meat . Blend everything once again ,such that masala and spices are well incorporated with meat.
  • Take skewers ,shape meat around the skewers in a cylindrical shape . Place this in refrigerator for 30 minutes.If you are using bamboo skewers , soak in water prior 30 minutes and then use the sticks.

To bake in Oven

  • Preheat the oven to 200 deg celsius.
  • Grease the oven tray with oil , and arrange the skewers . Drizzle some oil / butter on top of the meat .
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes . Half the way around 10 min , take out the tray from oven ,turn the skewers to other side ,baste some oil/ butter and put it back in oven . Continue to bake.
  • Once done ,change to grill mode and grill for another 4 minutes to get that charred look. If you are not infusing smoke flavour ( charcoal smoking or dhungar method) then you can serve Seekh Kebab straight away or else proceed to next step for Dhungar Method.

To make on stove top

  • In a frying pan , grease ½ teaspoon of mustard oil .
  • Arrange skewers on frying pan and cook on medium heat rotating skewers at equal intervals.
  • Once everything is evenly cooked and turns golden brown on both sides , proceed to infuse smoke using Dhungar Method( Smoking technique)

Charcoal Smoking Technique / Dhungar Method :

  • Heat a small piece of charcoal on a flame till red hot, with the help of tongs ,keep rotating the charcoal piece till it evenly burns .
  • In a small bowl , place red hot charcoal and add ½ teaspoon of oil .
  • Place it immediately inside the Seekh Kebab tray and close it tight , so that smoke gets infused with kebab. Allow smoke to infuse for a minute.
  • Serve Seekh Kebab garnished with coriander leaves , lemon wedges and mint chutney.



  1. If you don't have oven or tandoor or barbeque , alternatively you can cook on grill pan or tava.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of butter on grill pan , place the skewers and cook on a medium heat ,rotating once in between , cook for around 15- 20 minutes.
  3. In case if water content in chicken and onion is higher and after mincing the meat , if it becomes difficult to hold the shape , then adding cashew powder or little roasted gram flour will help to hold the shape.


Calories: 168kcal