• 110 g onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 900 g best minced beef or lamb
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup butter, melted (for brushing over the kababs after grilling)
  • 1 tsp salt


Step 1

Finely chop the onion in the food processor. Transfer to a sieve and press on it with a spoon to drain all the liquid.

Step 2

Mix the meat and onion pulp with the rest of the ingredients and knead with your fingers

Step 3

Continue mixing well with the hand until the mixture becomes sticky. Divide the meat into 8-10 equal balls.

Step 4

Then wet your hand with water and mould the mixture round kebab skewers to form kebabs about 10 cm long and 2.5 cm in diameter.

Step 5

Press on to the skewers firmly so that they will hold. Smooth the kebabs carefully with your wet hand. Press the meat between your thumb and index finger to make several indentations about 1 inch apart.

Step 6

Preheat the grill. Grill the kebabs under a high heat.

Step 7

When they are brown on both sides, remove carefully from the skewers and serve on one of the breads.

Step 8

Sprinkle with a little salt and black or red pepper.

Step 9

Narrow skewers work better than wide ones for the vegetables. The vegetables take longer to get ready, so if there is enough room on the grill start with the vegetables and halfway through grilling add the kabab skewers. If the space is limited, grill the vegetables first and keep them warm until Kababs are done.