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10 must-have kababs

After an entire day of fasting it is only fair that your sundown meal be a feast and very few things fit into the vibe of iftari like a large platter of succulent, delicious, aromatic kebab’s. Here is a list of our 10 favourite picks this ramazan. 

Call me kebab
Chicken legs marinated in a creamy yogurt, cashew paste and spice paste for a good 24 hours till the marinade seeps into the meat and tenderizes it.  Simply grilling these delicious kalmi kebabs on a pan for a few minutes on each side gives you a ‘leg piece’ that is tender, moist and full of flavour.

Seek kebabs
Seekh kebab is an in-house favourite and so we have a bunch of different recipes on the website for you to take your pick from. Two vegetarian ones kamal kakdi aur khajur ke seekh kebabs and akhrot ke seekh are like dreamland for all the vegetarians amidst the meat eating frenzy. As for non-vegetarians we recommend a delicious cheese and paneer stuffed khaas chicken seekh.

Gilafi kababs
Mutton mince, onions, capsicum, tomatoes, cashewnuts and bread mixture, shaped into patties and shallow fried till done to perfection. This one has crunch from the veggies, creaminess from the cashew paste and a robust flavour from the meat –all the requisites of a good iftar treat. 

Popeye’s favourite
Chicken pieces and blanched spinach marinated with cheese and spices – skewered along with lemon and red pepper slices then pan grilled to perfection. The aroma and colours of this kabab create the perfect setting for a big iftari family gathering.

Steamed seafood kabab
This kebab is different from any other because it is a steamed one. Pieces of fish and bite sized prawns mixed with onions and spices, tightly wrapped in a banana leaf and steamed. A great option for those who want to have grease free iftari snacks without compromising on the taste either. 

Herby Mutton chops
Lamb shanks marinated in a delicious mix of fresh coriander, ginger and a few select spices and grilled till the meat gets that beautiful charred flavour and falls of the bone. If you are already a fan of lamb shanks or chops this recipe is going to take that love to another level.

Bite sized chunks of mutton marinated in a spicy masala marinade with plenty of raw mango paste in it for tang, pressure cooked and then grilled on a pan. This sharp meat kebab is perfect when you need to cater to a big group of people. 
Mashaallah shaami kebabs
You don’t need to go down the crowded lanes of Mohammad Ali Road to get your fix of this classic Ramadan mutton kebab. Check out the recipes for a variety of soft melt in the mouth shaami’s right from a vegetarian palak ki shaami to a classic mutton shaami kabab and create a feast platter of your own.
Leg piece please
The joys of eating a tangdi are multiplied in this recipe. Chicken legs marinated in almond paste and a fragrant spice baked in an oven for about 20 minutes served along with yogurt mint chutney - this one is a classic with a slight twist.
So cheesy
Chicken breast pieces marinated with plenty of cheese and select spices, basted generously with butter and cooked in a gas oven tandoor. This creamy kebab is as cheesy as it can get and also a sure shot knockout with the kids. Let the feasting begin!
Besides these tantalizing kebabs we have several other recipes on SanjeevKapoor.com that will add plenty of fun, food and joy to the holy month of Ramazan. Keep browsing.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.