RECIPE: Chelo Kebab (The National Dish of Iran)

Chelo kebab are the national dish of Iran. Now it has gained much popularity all over world. These kebab are made with different types of meat. In this chelo kebab recipe, ground beef or lamb can be used.  It is simple kebab with less spices. When these kebabs are served with steamed basmati rice, called chelo, they’re known as chelo kebab. Check it out the chelo kebabs recipe here!!

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  • 1 lb. ground beef or lamb
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste

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Yield: 5 servings

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Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Combine well using wooden spoon, or with your hands.

Step 2

Mixing with your hands allows the mixture to combine better.

Step 3

Take about 1/4 meat mixture and make into a ball.

Step 4

Place ball through flat skewers, and shape into square cigar-like shapes.

Step 5

Repeat with remaining meat.

Step 6

Place on grill and cook about 4-6 minutes each side, until meat is no longer pink and is done. Delicious Chelo Kebab is ready to serve.

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  • Serve over a bed of white rice and pita bread.

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