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Baked Seekh Kebabs


2 pounds Beef Kheema (Minced Beef)

½ an onion

½ cup fried onion

½ cup bread crumbs (to make my life easier)

¼ cup oil

Handful chopped cilantro

1-2 green chillies (depending on taste)

½  tsp red chili powder

¼ tsp cumin powder

¼ tsp coriander powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

1 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

Salt as per taste

1½ tbs of Shan Seekh Kabab Mix – (As you all probably know by now I use a lot of Shan and National Spice mixes but rarely follow directions. Mainly because I don’t like garam masala and most of these spice mixes have a lot of it, so I tend to put tbs or tsp as it adds flavor to the dish).


Mix above ingredients very well. Let it sit for 30 mins.

If you have the time, grind up all the spices (except minced meat and oil) together. (I did not hence have used chopped onion and cilantro). But the ground spices will probably give it a more authentic look!

Wet the skewer

Wet your hands slightly

Shape the kebab’s into a ball.

While holding the skewer with your right hand, use your left four fingers to change the shape of the kebab ball into an oblong shape. (Rotate the kebab but hold the skewer straight – works better). 

Let it sit till you are done shaping all the kebabs

Spray the pan and kebab with Pam and baked at 350° for 30 minutes turning over once and spraying the kebab once more on the flipped side with Pam.

You can fry it on both sides if you like.

The kebabs slightly shrink so make the ball bigger if you want longer kebabs.

Serve with green chutney or hot sauce.

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Mexican and Desi Flavored Tacos


Ingredients to serve TACO’s:
Hard Taco Shells
Shredded Lettuce
Ground Meat
Sour Cream
Shredded Mexican Cheese

I made two different styles of minced beef, one was regularly flavored using a McCormick Taco mix and the other using a few Indian spices along with the necessary Taco spices.



Ingredients for the Mexican Flavored Ground Meat:
1 pound of Lean Beef
1 pack of McCormick HOT Taco Seasoning Mix
¾ cups of Water
Cilantro for Garnish

Brown Meat
Add the Seasoning Mix
Add the water.

This recipe as you can see was super easy & found on the packet ☺

I just garnished it with a bit of Cilantro.


Ingredients for the Desi Flavored Ground Meat:
1 pound of Lean Beef
1 Onion – Chopped
2 Tomatoes – Chopped
¼ tsp of Cumin Seeds
1-1/2 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
½ tsp Cumin Powder
¼ tsp Paprika Powder
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Onion Powder
¼ tsp Dried Oregano
½ cup of Water
Salt to Taste
Cilantro for Garnish

Heat1 tbs of Oil in a pan
Add the Cumin Seeds and let it sputter
Add the chopped Onions and cook till slightly browned on edges and onion pieces are opaque.
Add the chopped Tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
Add the Ginger/Garlic Paste and let it cook till the raw smell disappears.
Add the Ground Meat.
Cook till slightly brown.
Add the remaining spices and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add desired amount of Salt.
Add the water and let it cook till water has almost dried up.
Simmer for another 5 minutes, or till all the water has been evaporated and your meat is cooked.
The end product should be fairly dry.
Garnish with Cilantro and serve Hot.

Happy Eating ☺

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