Quick Minced Lamb Kebabs

Quick Minced Lamb Kebabs

Recently, I visited a place called Khari Bauli in Old Delhi to purchase fresh spices at the bustling market. It's well worth a visit if you want to get a taste of the spice lives of the people in India's spice trade. I created a dish similar to the style of a famous eatery called Karims using just a few basic spices.

bar Quick Minced Lamb Kebabs

Picture by Manju Malhi

Serves 4

500g minced lamb
5cm/2in piece root ginger, peeled and grated
4 green chillies, finely chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil, plus extra for brushing the grill or barbecue rack


Soak 12 wooden skewers in cold water for 15 minutes. This prevents them burning when they are heated.
Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Preheat the grill to high and lightly grease the grill rack.

Divide the mince mixture into 12 equal portions. Wet your hands and shape each portion around a skewer, smoothing over the ‘seam’. Place the skewers under the grill and grill or over the barbecue for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally until the meat is cooked through. Serve with onions rings and a mint chutney. These kebabs can be cooked in advance and warmed in an oven at 180C/350F/gas 4 for 10 minutes.


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