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Kebab Massalam Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Kebab Massalam

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"Tasty, spicy Indian-style ground lamb kebabs. Excellent served over basmati rice."

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Original recipe makes 5 skewers Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Lightly grease a broiling pan.
  2. Mix together the lamb, garlic, chili peppers, onion, coriander, yogurt, turmeric, lemon juice, and salt with your hands until well mixed. Roll the mixture into 15 meatballs. Thread 3 meatballs onto each skewer, separating with chunks of red bell pepper. Place onto the prepared broiling pan.
  3. Broil for 5 minutes, then turn the skewers over, and continue broiling until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes more.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2012

Delicious! Only changes I had were: didn't have any onion, so added some green onion w/ plain yogurt on top of finished meal as garnish; and didn't have Thai chili peppers, so used 2 serrano peppers instead (WARNING: seed them!) So yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 25, 2012

I used ground beef because lamb is just too expensive. I like the flavours but the meatballs just did not stay together. As soon as I put the skewers under the broiler, some of the meatballs started to fall off the skewers. When that happened, I took them out and cooked them on stove top instead. That was a little disappointing...

Nov 30, 2011

Very tasty, the salt amount is perfect. My kebab meatballs did not hold together at all even though I added an egg to the mix. Adjustments:nd 1/2 a large sweet onion. 2 teaspons ground coriander instead of 2 T seeds. This just seemed like a typo to me Didn't have yogurt, wanted to use up

Sep 08, 2011

As I was not prepared to make this dish and just happened to spontaneously try it, I did not have many ingredients. I used grounded pork instead of lamb Had not plain yogurt, so I used vanilla favored. No coriander seeds, so I used celery seeds Also I had no turmeric, so I used worcester sauce instead. I have to say that it did turn out really well. very tasty! I can't wait to try it with the actual ingredients.

Feb 14, 2014

Fabulous! I follwed the ingredients exactly, except after reading the reviews I added 1/2 of bread crumbs and one egg because the meatballs felt a little loose on the skewers. Great dish. I paired it with cinnamon basmati rice. Delish!!

Jun 19, 2015

this came out very flavorful and bold.. i had to modify the recipe based on what we had on hand.. subbing ground turkey (20 oz package) for the 1lb lamb.. 1 1/2 jalapenos.. leaving the seeds/vein in the 1/2 jalapeno.. i only had 1/4 of an onion so i added 1/2 tsp of onion powder.. i began crushing 1 tbsp of coriander seeds and it just looked like too much so followed cookingpanub's lead of just using 2 tsp of it ground.. i didn't have any yogurt but think it might have given that bit of sour flavor i was looking for that the lemon didn't really provide.. i added 1/4 tsp of salt to accomodate for the extra 4 oz of meat, but i felt like it still needed more salt at the end.. these were good as burgers with some mayo, lettuce, tomato and a sprinkle of salt.. ty for the recipe


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  • Calories
  • 230 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 526 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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