Tandoori Spiced Beef Kebabs Tandoori Spiced Beef Kebabs

Tandoori Spiced Beef Kebabs

Classic, flavoursome healthy tandoori beef kebabs made with a home-made tandoori spice mix.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
16 minutes

4 people


  • 500g beef steaks, cut into 2.5cm cubes
  • 200ml natural low-fat yogurt or fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or jeera seeds, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek or methi leaves, crushed
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1 x 2.5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Chopped cucumber, mint and red onion salad, to serve
  • Wholemeal chapattis or pitta bread, to serve
  • Fresh lime wedges, to serve


  1. Put the beef cubes in a large bowl. Add the yogurt, spices, garlic, ginger and lime juice to the beef, season and mix well so that the meat is well coated. Preheat the grill to a moderate heat.
  2. Thread the beef onto 4-6 metal or wooden (soaked in water for 20 minutes) skewers and cook under for 12-16 minutes, turning once.
  3. Serve on top of warm wholemeal chapatti or naan bread, with a side salad and lime wedges.


If preferred, marinate the beef cubes overnight in the spice mix or, for speed, use a prepared tandoori paste mixed with plain yogurt. Alternatively, cook the kebabs on a prepared barbecue.