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Kebab con Arroz Basmati

  • 31 - 60 minutos
  • Baja
  • Sirve 4

Do you feel like having dinner with your friends , but you don't want something serious around a table like other times? Rather, you think of a low table, perhaps watching a football game, a TV show or your favorite series, a few beers and something to eat. So maybe a curry, even if it is one of your favorite dishes, is not a good idea, this time. How about this kebab recipe with basmati rice ?

This chicken kebab is perfect to place it on skewers, put a napkin under it or a tray and dip it in the raita sauce or in any of the other delicious Indian sauces that you can prepare. If you also choose, as in the recipe, to place them on a delicious Indian naan bread with the aromatic basmati rice  cooked in the Moroccan style to accompany it, the afternoon or evening will be perfect.

If you do it right, you can involve your invited friends to prepare this recipe step by step , so you will enjoy twice as much when you take your first bite. And it is that the spicy flavor of the chicken meat of the kebab mixed with a yogurt sauce (raita), which has that touch of cucumber that hooks you so much, added to the recipe for Moroccan-style basmati rice , will make you forget about the match of the year, the plot of the TV series or the latest gossip from the famous person on duty.

Watch our video recipe and see how easy it is to prepare these kebab skewers with basmati rice. You just have to find an excuse to prepare them at home.




  • 300 g minced chicken meat
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 2-inch piece of minced ginger
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped green chile
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • For the rice:
  • 240 g Tilda-Sundari basmati rice
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 leek
  • 500 ml of chicken broth
  • 25 g of raisins
  • Zest of half an orange
  • 25g of pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • cumin
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • For the raita (yogurt sauce):
  • 2 Greek yogurts
  • The juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons minced mint
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients except the yogurt and the oil and let it rest for 20 minutes in the fridge.

  2. Divide the seasoned meat into 8 parts and skewer lengthwise on bamboo sticks .

  3. Let the kebabs cool for another 20 minutes in the fridge.

  4. Brush the kebabs with yogurt and oil and cook them on the grill until golden.

  5. For the rice: Wash the rice 2 or 3 times and drain.

  6. Cut the carrot and leek into julienne strips and fry in a non-stick pan with three tablespoons of oil, until soft.

  7. Add salt , raisins , pine nuts , orange zest , paprika , cumin and stir for three minutes.

  8. Add the rice, fry a little and add the honey .

  9. Add the chicken broth and cook the rice for 10 minutes and let it rest for 5 minutes.

  10. For the yogurt sauce: Mix the yogurt with the cucumber , mint and salt in a bowl.

  11. Serve the kebabs accompanied by rice and yogurt sauce on top.


Indian food is a challenge for chefs and sommeliers from all over the world, since the intensity of its flavors and its wide variety of spices make it a true pairing challenge. But, every meal has its wine better half, and it’s just a matter of making a good choice. But, if your knowledge about wine is not up to the level of an expert sommelier, don’t worry, the safest option is to opt for fresh and fruity wines , which will pair very well with these dishes and will not compete with their flavour. This is the case of albariños, verdejos, foams or rosés.

Once you have chosen the wine and prepared this delicious recipe , you have everything ready to enjoy a quiet evening but accompanied by a menu that is as simple as it is exquisite.