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Bihari Kebab

Bihari Kebab

Indian cuisine has wide range of kebabs. To name a few are Galauti, Tangari, Shami , Reshmi kebabs, dahi ke kababs etc. Bihari kebabs are one of the popular types of kebabs. Bihar is a state in Eastern part of India. Its cuisine is similar to Northern India but has influence of Eastern Indian cuisine. Its known for its vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Bihari kebabs use mustard oil and tailed pepper. Mustard oil is quite pungent and not everyone likes the taste. If mustard oil is not your preference, you can use any other oil. To give that mustard flavour, I have used mustard powder and black pepper instead.

This dish was traditionally made from mutton (goat meat) and is eaten with Roti, Paratha or boiled rice. Recently, in fast food restaurants, these Behari Kebabs are also sold as Rolls. This is essentially the kebabs wrapped up in a Paratha.

Typically, raw papaya is used as a meat tenderiser in these kebabs. Yogurt also works very well hence I have used that and marinated overnight for better results.

Preparation time :

15 minutes

Cooking time :

20 minutes

Total time :

Serves :

4 - 5


Boneless Lamb chunks or thin slices 750 grams

Onion thinly sliced 1 large

Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

Plain yogurt ½ cup

Red chilli powder 1½ teaspoons

Coriander powder 1½ teaspoons

Garam masala 1½ teaspoons

Salt 1½ -2 teaspoons

Mustard powder 1 teaspoon

Oil 2-3 tablespoons


Heat 1½ tablespoons of oil a saucepan, add onions and fry them till soft.

Then, grind with yoghurt to make the paste. Add all the spice powders, ginger-garlic pastes, and salt to the onion paste. Mix well.

Add the meat and mix well so that all the pieces are coated well with the marinade.

Marinate for 7-8 hours / overnight in the fridge.

Thread the meat on skewers and fold into layers. Brush the meat with oil.

Grill on a charcoal barbeque or in a preheated oven (200oC) for about 15 minutes till are cooked and evenly browned; turning occasionally.

If using oven, brush pan with oil and heat. When hot add the lamb pieces and chargrill them for about a minute on each side.

Serve hot with parathas / rice, mint yogurt chutney and salad.


Serving Suggestions


If using wooden skewers then soak them in water for an hour to stop them from burning.

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