This year Ramadan is going to be different for us all. There will be no gatherings or grand iftar parties. But there will be more time to be together with family at home to make special memories. So today I am sharing a delicious Turkey Seekh Kebab recipe that will be great for your Ramadan preps. The Turkey Seekh Kebab can be made ahead and frozen to be used later. In this post I’m also sharing three ways in which you can use these Turkey Kebabs at iftar time.
Turkey’s low-fat, high-protein content makes it the ideal food to put on your table when you need to power up after a long period of fasting. During Ramadan, a healthy and lean protein like turkey is a great option to feed your family! Turkey is considered a quality protein with about 30 grams of protein in every 100-gram serving. It’s nutrient-rich, too. This means that it has a lot of nutrients per calorie. If you’re looking for a heart healthy, low fat choice – turkey breast it is, with just 3 grams of fat in every 100-gram serving!
Need more reasons to choose Canadian turkey? Fresh cuts of turkey are naturally low in sodium. Every bite is filled with health-boosting nutrients including iron (to deliver oxygen through your body), zinc (for a healthy immune system), and selenium (an anti-oxidant mineral). There are so many great reasons to eat this power protein that you can feel good every time you put tasty and nutritious turkey on your family’s table, especially this Ramadan.
Think turkey and you’ll find many different ways to prepare a meal that can satisfy even the pickiest eaters.
Let me share a simple and delicious turkey seekh kebab recipe and three ways to enjoy it!
Turkey Seekh Kebab Recipe:
Number of servings: 15 seekh kebabs
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 2 hours
Turkey minced meat 1 kg
(either ask your butcher to give you turkey minced meat or grind it yourself in the blender)
Fried onions 1 cup
Ginger-garlic paste 1.5 tbsp
Coriander leaves 1 tbsp
Mint leaves 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cumin-Chilli roasted powder 1 tbsp
(roast whole cumin and round red chillies and then grind into a powder)
How to Make Turkey Seekh Kebab:
- Mix all the spices and fried onions in the turkey minced meat. Leave in the fridge for atleast 1-2 hours.
- Soak some skewers in the water for 20 minutes and then dry.
- Make elongated kebab shapes around the skewers and place on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 400F for around 25 minutes, turning in between.
This recipe will make around 15 turkey seekh kebabs. You can double the recipe to make more.
These kebabs freeze really well and can be part of your Ramadan preps.
Serve these kebab with muttar-pulao (pea rice) at iftar with raita or green chutni (recipe below).
Green Chutni Recipe:
Mix 1 cup yogurt with 1 tablespoon mint leaves, 1 tablespoon coriander leaves, 1 green chilli, chopped and salt to taste. Blend all the contents with an immersion blender.
Turkey Seekh Kebab Karahi:
An extremely interesting way to serve turkey seekh kebab is to make a karahi (curry).
Use either freshly made turkey seekh kebab or previously frozen kebab thawed in the fridge.
Heat some oil in the pan and add some whole cumin seeds. After a minute, add one chopped onion and let it brown. Now add two chopped tomatoes and let them form a paste. Season with some salt. Add the turkey seekh kebab and fry a bit. Garnish with coriander leaves, mint leaves and some chopped green onions before serving!
Turkey Seekh Kebab Roll-Paratha:
A delicious roll-paratha at Iftar is convenient to make and always a family favorite!
Place a turkey seekh kebab in the middle of the paratha. Top with spicy-garlic-mayo sauce (recipe below) and roll up the paratha!
Spicy-Garlic-Mayo Sauce Recipe:
Whisk together one cup mayonnaise with two chopped garlic cloves, one tablespoon lemon juice, one tablespoon olive oil, one tablespoon hot-chilli sauce and salt to taste.
Looking for more tips, recipes, and videos on how to cook turkey? Visit canadianturkey.ca for all your cooking inspiration.
The recipe section is filled with delicious recipes for a variety of turkey cuts so you can get tasty, nutritious and versatile turkey on your table every day!
Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by Canadian Turkey. All opinions are my own.