Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Yesmien Bagh Ali
Features Writer
8:41 AM 13th April 2020

Seekh Kebabs

Have fun learning new skills by making these delicious seekh kebabs with the family whilst at home during the lockdown.


500g minced mutton or lamb
1 medium-size onion
2/3 fresh green chilli finely
1 clove of fresh garlic
1/2 inch of fresh ginger
1 egg
1tsp salt
1tsp crushed red chilli flakes
1tsp coriander powder
1tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 cup of fresh coriander chopped
2tsp vegetable oil


Place the mince in a bowl.

Add all the spices, salt and oil into the bowl of meat.

Add chopped onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, chillies and egg in a blender and blend the ingredients to a paste.

Once blended add them to the mincemeat

Mix all ingredients using your hand, ensuring all spices are mixed in well.

Leave the mixture to rest for half an hour. The flavours in the mixture become stronger the longer you leave it.

Make small balls with the meat and then roll them into long even kebab shapes.

Place them on a foiled tray.

Cook in a preheated oven on 180 degrees or gas mark 5. Remember to turn the kebabs over. Kebabs cooking time 15 mins, but depending on your oven.

Serve them hot with mint sauce and salad

Yazi's kids always loved them in a wrap with salad and a variety of sauces, her youngest favouring tomato ketchup. So why not try them!

Recipe kindly supplied by Yazi at