Mince Kebaabs by Shobhana Chetty

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Shobhana Chetty

The Mince Kebaabs is a popular dish with many people. Shobha, being the excellent cook that she is, has provided a recipe that will be sure to please you. It has been tried and tested.

Several of Shobha's recipes are featured on this recipe site. Some of them are for large amounts, so just adjust the recipes to suit you. A few of the the measures are in kilograms, a kilo is equal to 2.2 pounds. Here is a link where you can easily convert kilograms to pounds and vice-versa. Convert Kilograms and Pounds

Here is Shobha's Mince Kebaab Recipe.



  • 1kg Lamb mince
  • 1 large onion very finely chopped into small cubes
  • 1 bunch coriander finely chopped & a cup of finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tsps. coriander powder
  • 2 tsps. cumin powder
  • 1 heaped tsp. curry powder
  • 2 or 3 green chillies (mild or hot) depending on personal taste
  • 1 teaspoon each of ground garlic & ground ginger


  • In a food processor pulse chilies with about ½ cup of mince until chilies are ground finely with the mince
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients thoroughly until spices are blended through all the mince
  • Roll mince into golf-ball size balls. Shallow fry in a little oil on medium heat until cooked through. Serve as finger food
  • Or Divide into hamburger size patties and fry on gentle heat in a pan. Make up burgers as you normally do



  • 1 large onion finely sliced
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 cups finely diced tomatoes
  • 6-8 curry leaves (optional)
  • 2 or 3 green chillies sliced
  • 1 tsp. each of cumin, coriander & curry powder
  • 1 level tsp. each sugar & salt
  • 3 cloves garlic minced


  • Sauté onions in hot oil until slightly brown
  • Add all remaining ingredients
  • Simmer till tomatoes are cooked and sauce has thickened. ( 15-20 min.) If sauce sticks to the bottom of the pot add a little water to aid cooking
  • Add the kebabs and simmer for 5-6 minutes
  • Garnish with chopped coriander
  • Serve with rice or rotis

For more of Shoba's recipes check:

Delicious Pumpkin Soup

Shobha's Easy Baked Beans

Shobha's Vegetable Biryani

Shobha's Pea Dhall

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