You can fry ‘em or skewer them. But kebabs are winners all the way

Kebabs can be made from minced or cubed vegetables, fruits, fish, or meat.

They are either barbecued or fried. They can be served as a side dish, starter, or as a snack with salad or chutney. Here are some kebab recipes:

Meat Kebabs

(serves 4-6)

Ingredients

Lemon - 1

Onion - 1

Tomato - 1

Egg - 1

Finely minced meat

- 500 gm

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Cumin – Half tsp

Chilli powder – Half tsp

Garam masala – Half tsp

Pepper crushed –

Half tsp

Oil or ghee - 50 gm

Salt - to taste

Preparation

Preheat the grill or oven to medium.

Slice onion, lemon and tomato in rounds and keep aside.

Mix beaten egg and minced meat in a bowl. Add spices, garam masala, and salt to the above mixture and mix well. .

Apply some oil or ghee to fingers and skewers and fold meat in cigar shape on the skewers, ensuring even thickness.

Place the skewers on the pre-heated grill/oven and turn frequently so that the meat is browned evenly all over.

When Kebabs are ready slide them gently off skewers.

Serve hot with the lemon and tomato slices and onion rings arranged around them.

Fish Kebabs

Ingredients

Spring onion - 8

Firm fleshed fish fillets

(cut in to 2cm cubes)

- 700 gm

Tomato small - 4 (halved)

Mustard - 1 tbsp

Worcestershire sauce -

1 tbsp

Sunflower oil - 4 tbsp

Salt & pepper - to taste

Preparation:-

Preheat the grill to medium.

Split the spring onion into four and cut them into 4-inch pieces.

Make the marinade with crushed mustard, sauce, salt, pepper and oil.

Add fish cubes and let it marinate for half-an-hour.

Thread the fish cube, spring onion and tomato halves alternately on to a metal skewer. Arrange them on a grill rack.

Brush the Kebab with marinade and cook under the preheated grill for 6 minutes, turnover, apply marinate and cook again 4-6 minutes.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Kebab sauce

Ingredients

Minced onion - 1 large

Mint - 5 stalls

Green chillies - 3

Ginger - 1 small piece

Lemon juice - 1 tbsp

Seedless dates - 3

Salt- to taste

Preparation

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend it into a sauce.

Serve with Kebabs

Grilled Fruit Kebab

Ingredients

Sunflower oil - 2 tbsp

Honey - 2 tbsp

Juice and finely grated

rind of 1 lime

Pineapple -

4 rings, halved

Strawberries - 8

Apple, banana, kiwi, and mangoes peeled, cored and thickly sliced - few

Preparation

Preheat the grill to medium.

Mix the oil, honey and lime together in a shallow non-metallic dish.

Add fruits and turn to coat. Marinate for 10-20 minutes.

Thread the fruit alternately on to 4 long metal skewers, beginning with a piece of pineapple and ending with a slice of mango.

Brush with marinade and cook under the preheated hot grill, brushing frequently with the marinade for 5 minutes.

Turn the Kebabs and brush with marinade again and grill for a 5 more minutes. Serve hot.

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