Monday, September 5, 2011

Chelo Kabab (National Dish of Iran) چلوکباب

Chelo Kabab (National Dish of Iran)

Chelo Kabab is a National Dish of Islamic Repulic of Iran. It is very tasty and delicious. I myself liked it very much.


  • Minced lamb   1/2 kg
  • Besan, roasted,  1 tablespoon
  • Poppy seed, washed and grinded 1 tablespoon
  • Salt 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon


  • Mix  all ingredient with minced lamb and grind.
  • Mould into oblong Kabab with wet hands.
  • Leave to marinate for 15 minutes then grill over charcoal fire or shallow fry in a frying pan.
  • Delicious Chelo Kabab are ready.
  • Serve with grilled tomatoes and Irani Butter Rice. 

Recipe for Irani Butter Rice and Grilled Tomatoes.

  • Super Silky Polish Rice  1/2 Kg
  • Butter unsalted 50 g
  • Water 1/2 cup
  • Salt 1-2 teaspoon
  • Tomatoes small 10 or medium chopped in 3-4 pieces 6


  • Half Boil Rice in 6 glass of water .
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Mix 1/2 cup water with butter and make a mixture.
  • Coat the same pan with half of butter water mixture  and put half of half boiled rice at bottom and flatten with back of spoon.
  • Make heap with remaining rice and make hole at top of the heap and pour remaining butter water mixture in the hole.
  • Cook on medium flame for 10 minutes, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • At bottom golden coloured crust will appear.  Irani Butter Rice are Ready.
  • For grilled tomatoes apply butter on tomatoes and grill.