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Kakori kebab

Debjani Dutta
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Kakori kebab RECIPE

The origin of these kebabs is from a place called kakori ,a small town in Lucknow . Here chicken is used instead of mutton . This kebabs is so soft that they will just melt away in your mouth.This is a yummy,soft and juicy kebabs.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • North Indian
  • Pan fry
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. For whole spices powder:
  2. Green cardamom 2-3
  3. Whole black pepper 6-7
  4. Whole white pepper 6-7
  5. Cloves 5-6
  6. Mace 1, small
  7. Poppy seeds 2 tsp
  8. Whole caraway 1/2 tsp
  9. Nutmeg 1/3 portion
  10. Other ingredients:
  11. Boneless chicken 400 grams
  12. Desiccated coconut 1/2 cup
  13. Mawa 1/2 cup , grated
  14. Cashew nuts 6-7 ,soak in water for an hour
  15. Green chillies 2
  16. Chopped ginger 1 tsp
  17. Finely chopped ginger 1/2 tsp
  18. Chopped garlic 1 tsp
  19. Onion 1, medium sliced
  20. Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  21. Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
  22. Saffron 1/5 tsp,soak in warm milk for 15 minutes
  23. Rose water 1/2 tsp
  24. Salt as per taste
  25. Clarified butter/ghee 4-5 tsp
  26. Cloves 2
  27. Charcoal 1 small piece
  28. Wooden Skewer sticks 12-14 ,soak in water for 30 minutes


  1. Firstly put chicken, onion, chopped garlic, green chillies, chopped ginger, cashew nuts in the food processor jar.
  2. Blend it and make a smooth chicken paste.
  3. Dry roast all the whole spices for a minute ,put it in the mixer and prepare spice powder.
  4. Discard the cardamom skins.
  5. Now in the chicken paste, add desiccated coconut,mawa,red chilli powder, garam masala powder, prepared spice powder, finely chopped ginger,rose water,1 tsp clarified butter, soaked saffron, salt, combine it well and prepare a homogeneous mixture.
  6. Take handful of mixture in hands, and start shaping them around the skewer stick, prepare all the kebabs in same process.
  7. Heat grill non-stick pan brush with clarified butter , arrange the kebabs on the pan.
  8. In medium flame cook kebabs from all sides till it properly done .
  9. Burn a piece of charcoal .
  10. Place a small Steel bowl in the centre of a plate, arrange all the kebabs around it ,then carefully put the burning charcoal on a steel bowl ,add 1/2 tsp clarified butter and 2 cloves on the charcoal , cover it for 1-2 minutes with a large vessel , kebabs soak the smoky flavour.
  11. Serve hot with green chutney.

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