Masala Beef Kebabs Masala Beef Kebabs

Masala Beef Kebabs

Cubes or rump steaks marinated in natural yogurt and spices, mango chutney and fresh coriander. Great cooked under a grill, or if the weather is good on a prepared barbecue with fresh bay leaves and chillies.

prep time
5 mins

cook time
10 minutes

4 people


  • 450g lean rump steaks, cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 tablespoons Greek or thick set yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons mango chutney
  • Small handful freshly chopped coriander
  • 16 fresh bay leaves, optional
  • 16 small whole red and green chillies, optional
  • For the cucumber, tomato and onion raita:

  • 1 cucumber, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 large tomato, deseeded and roughly diced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1-2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint


  1. In a large bowl mix together the marinade ingredients. Add the beef, stir gently, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or overnight if time allows
  2. Thread the meat, bay leaves and chillies (if used) onto 4 short metal skewers.
  3. Cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. Serve with naan bread and a cucumber, tomato and onion raita.

For the Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Raita

  1. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together, cover and chill until required.
  2. Serve with the masala kebabs.