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chicken kebab recipe or chicken kabab

chicken kebab recipe | chicken kabab

An easy chicken starter recipe mainly named as kabab as they are deep fried and served as a starter.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course chicken
Cuisine Hyderabadi
Servings 2
Calories 400 kcal


  • 200 gms boneless chicken
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kali mirch powder (black pepper powder)
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon red food color
  • 1 egg both white and the yolk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying (any edible oil)

For garnishing:

  • onion rings
  • freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • lemon wedges


Step 1 (Washing):

  • Firstly, wash the boneless chicken pieces well and strain the chicken until there is no water left in the chicken.

Step 2 (Marinating):

  • Take a mixing bowl, add the boneless chicken pieces, add salt to taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, kali mirch powder, corn flour and give a mix.
  • Add beaten yogurt, red food color, 1 egg, mix everything well, add lemon extracted juice, mix well.
  • Mix everything well with a spatula or with clean hands.
  • Cover and marinate the chicken in refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step 3 (Deep frying):

  • Take a wok, add enough oil for deep frying.
  • Drop the marinated chicken pieces carefully into the oil one by one and fry them in batches.
  • Deep fry them on medium to low flame by stirring the pieces in between.
  • Deep fry for about 10-12 minutes until the chicken gets soft and tender.
  • Take the chicken pieces out and place them on an absorbent paper.
  • Continue frying the rest of the marinated chicken in second batch and take them out.
  • Garnish the chicken pieces with onion rings, lemon wedges and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with dips.



  • To make the kababs, the pieces can be slow cooked on skewers by placing them on a bbq.
  • The marination is mandatory to let the chicken absorb all the spice flavors.
  • One can even slow cook these pieces on a pan by adding some oil/butter until the pieces get tender.
  • Stove top method is suggested for those who prefer making recipes using less oil
  • Garam masala powder used here is homemade but when not available, store bought garam masala can be substituted.
  • Homemade masalas give a lot more better taste than store bought one's.
  • Always use a non stick wok for deep frying in order to avoid the masala sticking to the base of the kadai/wok.


Nutrition Facts
chicken kebab recipe | chicken kabab
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.