Iskandar Kabab

A delicious version of Iskandar kabab, a dish that needs no introduction in Turkish cuisine. The best part is that you can make them ahead and enjoy any time you want. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion #Cooking

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  • Dahi (Yogurt) 1 & ½ Cup
  • Lehsan (Garlic) 2 cloves
  • Namak (Salt) ¼ tsp or to taste
  • Pyaz (Onion) 1 medium
  • Lehsan (Garlic) cloves 4-5
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 2-3 tbs
  • Bread slice 1
  • Beef mince (Qeema) ½ kg
  • Paprika powder 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano 1 tsp
  • Kali mirch powder (Black pepper powder) 1 tsp
  • Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Cooking oil 2 tbs
  • Tomato paste 2 tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) blanched & pureed 2 large
  • Lal mirch (Red chilli) crushed ½ tsp
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ½ tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Water 1 Cup or as required
  • Naan as required
  • Makhan (Butter) 1-2 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 2-3 tbs


In a bowl,add yogurt,garlic,salt,whisk well and set aside.

In a chopper,add onion,garlic,fresh coriander,bread slice & chop well.

Add beef mince,paprika powder,dried oregano,black pepper powder,cumin powder,salt & chop until well combined.

Spread cling wrap on a working surface,add half quantity of mince mixture,wrap & roll it and tie the edges (makes 2) and let it freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

Remove cling wrap and cut into thin slices.

In a frying pan,add cooking oil and fry slices from both sides until golden brown.

In a pot,add cooking oil,tomato paste,mix well and cook for a minute.

Add tomato puree and mix well.

Add red chilli crushed,black pepper crushed,salt,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add water,mix well and coo for 2-3 minutes & set aside.

Cut naan into diamond shape pieces.

In frying pan,add butter and let it melt.

Add naan pieces and coat & toss well until toasted.

In a saucepan,add butter and let it melt & set aside.


On a serving plate,add naan pieces,prepared tomato sauce,iskandar kabab slices,garlic yogurt sauce

& prepared tomato sauce.

In a saucepan,add butter,let it melt and pour over serving plate.

Sprinkle paprika powder & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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