Saturday, April 3, 2010

Lamb Kebabs and Cous-Cous

Holiday!! At last!! I am so happy that finally we are able to make it. Tomorrow we are leaving for Morocco, to spend the rest of the bank holiday weekend in Marrakesh. So my tonight's dinner is inspired by Moroccan theme, with my modification of course. Here you go! 


For the Kebabs

500 gms minced lamb
1 egg
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
2-3 green chillies (chopped)
Handful of fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

For the Cous-Cous

300 gms of cous-cous
1 can of chickpeas (drained)
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 red onion (chopped)
1 green chillies (chopped)
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp orange zest
Handful of fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
Olive oil
Boiling water


For Kebabs, mix all the ingredients together and make small balls out of it. Leave it to rest for some time and get on with the cous-cous. Add salt to the boiling water mix well and pour it on the cous-cous  and leave it to absorb all the water. 

Meanwhile put the meat balls in to the skewers and place it under the grill for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them and turn them occasionally. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chillies and onion. When the onions are soft add the chickpeas and keep frying for another five minutes or so. Now add the couscous in to the pan and give it a good stir. Add the lemon juice, orange zest, fresh coriander and mix well. Serve hot with the kebabs. Enjoy!

I will be back online soon, after my return from Morocco. Until then, enjoy your holidays and Happy Easter. 


  1. Wow! Love the recipe. Brings back memories of my holidays in Morocco!!

  2. Lovely photos... looks very delicious! The recipe looks simple, so I might try it out :)

  3. I liked your version of the recipe. I am from Morocco and I think your approach makes Morroccan cooking very accessible to those who are new to it. Keep it up!!

  4. Looks so yummy! Should try this one out sometime. Thanks for the detailed recipe and enticing photos!

  5. Thank you all. Really appreciate your comments.

  6. so other than garam masala, no kebab masala?? can I do this with minced chicken??

  7. @ bollywoodstylediaries Thanks for dropping by. No, I didn't use any other masala as lamb meat itself is quite flavoursome. Yes, you can use minced chicken.