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 preheated barbecue with fresh bay leaves and chillies

prep time
5 mins

cook time
10 minutes

4 people


  • 450g/1lb lean rump steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 10ml/2tsp garam masala
  • 10ml/2tsp ground coriander
  • 5ml/1tsp ground cumin
  • 60ml/4tbsp Greek or thick set yogurt
  • 60ml/4tbsp 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
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


  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.

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.