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How to Make Kakori Kebab: A Delightful Delight from the Streets of Lucknow



Kebab is one such dish that holds a place in everyone’s heart. Whether they are grilled, pan-fried or deep-fried, this delight is always delicious. And especially when this bhuna is full of masala, a perfect balance of spices and a crunchy texture on the outside, this dish screams indulgence. So, if the very thought of kebab makes you hungry for some of its tanginess, then here we bring you a delicious recipe of Kakori Kebab – this kebab is not only rich in spices, but also rich in history! These Kakori Kebabs come from the outskirts of Lucknow and are famous for the texture, flavor and story behind their creation.

According to folklore, Nawab Syed Mohammad Haider Kazmi, a local swami from Kakori district of Lucknow, threw a party for one of his British associates. The Nawab serves the best of Awadhi food including the famous Khoj Kebab to his foreign guests. However, when a British officer made a lewd remark about the rough and buttery texture of seekh kebabs, the entire court committed an offence. Then the enraged Nawab immediately ordered his cook to make a tender version of those kebabs the next day, hence the famous Kakori Kebab!

The cook used mutton and spices in this dish. So for you to indulge in the same taste, here we have the recipe you need! Read the recipe below.

Here is the recipe of Kakori Kebab. Kakori Kebab Recipe

First, mix the minced mutton with all the spices, marinate for about four hours, and then grind to form a smooth, thick paste. Knead this mixture well and add roasted gram and egg to it. Cover and refrigerate for another hour. About 25 minutes before serving, shape the meat around skewers and place the kebabs on a drip tray on the grill or in the preheated oven. If you’re cooking them on a charcoal grill, you’ll need to keep turning them to brown and cook evenly. It should take 15-20 minutes to cook them. Brush with ghee and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve chaat masala garnished with onions and lemon and serve with green chutney.

See the full recipe of Kakori Kebab in the header above.

Make this delicious dish, and let us know how you liked it!


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