Seekh Kebabs

  • 10MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 167KCAL

Inspired by a popular Indian street food, this recipe is a great addition to an Indian style feast or even an alternative to burgers on the BBQ!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories167
  • Carbs4.5g
  • Protein27g
  • Fat4.3g
  • Saturates1.8g
  • Sugars3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Picture the scene: cosying down on the sofa after an indulgent Indian takeaway with all the trimmings including Seekh Kebabs. Full of calories and fat, it’s not the ideal dinner if you’re following a slimming plan like Weight Watchers! They’re one of our favourite Indian starters, but they’re also great as a side dish. With our juicy lean Seekh Kebabs, there’s no need to miss out!

Made with 5% fat beef mince, our kebabs are much lower in fat than their takeaway counterparts, and are super versatile. Delicious on their own, but you could try eating in a wrap with crispy salad for a speedy lunch. You could even pop them on the BBQ for a change to the traditional burgers and sausages!

We love that this recipe is quite fun to make: get the kids involved in kneading and shaping their own kebabs before popping in the oven. If you like your Seekh Kebabs with a bit more of a kick, you can use hot chilli powder in the recipe, or use a mild powder for a spiced flavour without as much heat.

What diets are these Seekh Kebabs suitable for?

These Seekh Kebabs are suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Seekh Kebabs recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Seekh Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Seekh Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Seekh Kebabs recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Seekh Kebabs?

We’ve used a variety of dried spices to pack this dish with flavour, but they’re all really easy to find and you may already have them in the cupboard!

How many calories are in these Seekh Kebabs?

There are 167 calories per portion in this Seekh Kebabs recipe which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Seekh Kebabs recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 220°C.

Step 2

Add the mince, onions, garlic, ginger, coriander, mint, cumin and chilli powder to a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. With clean hands, knead until the mixture is combined.

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Step 3

Line a baking tray with foil and spray with low calorie cooking spray.

Step 4

Split the mix into 6 and shape long sausages out of it. If you are using skewers you can shape them around these.

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Step 5

Place the kebabs onto the foil, spray the tops with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for 10 minutes. Then flip them over and cook on the other side for another 10 minutes.

Step 6

Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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Can I cook Seekh Kebabs any other way?

Yes! Pop the shaped kebabs on a hot BBQ for around 15 minutes. Always be sure to cut and check that they’re cooked throughout first, as heat over coals can vary.

How long can you keep these Seekh Kebabs in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.

You can keep leftovers of Seekh Kebabs in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Seekh Kebabs?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Seekh Kebabs?

From chilled: Reheat in the microwave for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight, and heat from chilled.

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Seekh Kebabs

Inspired by a popular Indian street food, this recipe is a great addition to an Indian style feast or even an alternative to burgers on the BBQ!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 167
  • Carbs 4.5G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g 5% fat beef mince
  • 1 large onion finely diced
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste

6 x kebab skewers (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Add the mince, onions, garlic, ginger, coriander, mint, cumin and chilli powder to a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. With clean hands, knead until the mixture is combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with low calorie cooking spray.
  4. Split the mix into 6 and shape long sausages out of it. If you are using skewers you can shape them around these.
  5. Place the kebabs onto the foil, spray the tops with low calorie cooking spray and place into the oven for 10 minutes. Then flip them over and cook on the other side for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with an accompaniment of your choice.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Use hot or mild chilli powder depending on your preference. If you like things spicy feel free to add more!
Tip: If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water first to prevent burning.

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Lisa OsborneFriday 20th November 2020

Dried mint is in the seekh kebab recipe twice, 1tsp then 1/2tsp. Should one be something else?

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    HollyFriday 20th November 2020

    Hi Lisa, It should be 1tsp dried mint and 1/2tsp chilli powder thanks for your message this has now been corrected.

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MattieFriday 20th November 2020

Mint is listed twice in the ingredients, chilli is mentioned in the tips. Should the half tsp of mint be chilli?. Looking forward to making these.

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    HollyFriday 20th November 2020

    Hi Mattie, It should be 1tsp dried mint and 1/2tsp chilli powder thanks for your message this has now been corrected.

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Michelle AFriday 20th November 2020

Hi, I love the sound of these! Please could you clarify how much dried mint, as it’s in the ingredients list twice, also how much chilli powder? Thank you

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    HollyFriday 20th November 2020

    Hi Michelle, It should be 1tsp dried mint and 1/2tsp chilli powder thanks for your message this has now been corrected.

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Sarah ShawThursday 19th November 2020

The recipe notes say that you can use mild or hot curry powder depending on taste but there is no curry powder in the recipe!

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    HollyFriday 20th November 2020

    Hi Sarah, you can use mild or hot chilli powder depending on your taste. Hope that helps!

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Sam ParkerThursday 19th November 2020

On your Seekh Kebab recipe, it says dried mint twice but in 2 different amounts! After reading through method it looks like on should be chilli, but the question is, which one?

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    HollyFriday 20th November 2020

    Hi Sam, It should be 1tsp dried mint and 1/2tsp chilli powder thanks for your message this has now been corrected.

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