Kabab Tabei

Kabab Tabei is a simpler version of Kabab Koobideh. If you do not have a barbeque or you do not want to use a barbeque try this recipe. This really easy-to-make Kebab is as delicious as the grilled version. This Kebab is made of ground meat and onion, served with fried tomatoes and Chelo or Iranian flatbread.


What are the Ingredients?

  • 600g ground beef
  • 2 onions
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • salt and pepper
  • 3tbsp brewed saffron


  • 4 big tomatoes
  • fresh herbs
  • lime


Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Cooking method: Frying
Cooking Skills: Easy Meal: Lunch/dinner Suitable for: 4 people


How to prepare Kabab Tabei?

Step 1: Preparing Ingredients

Grate the onions and squeeze them to remove the excess water.

Brew saffron.

Slice the tomatoes.

Step 2: Mixing Ingredients

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and knead for a few minutes. Put the mixture in a covered container and place it in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes. Chilling helps to firm up the mixture and makes forming kababs easier.


Step 3: Frying

Heat some oil in a frying pan. Grab a handful of the mixture and shape it into a patty. Place the patties in the oil and fry both sides until golden brown.

Gently take them out of the pan and put them on kitchen paper to remove the excess oil.

Fry the tomatoes as well.


Step 4: Serve

Put the patties on a platter, and garnish with fried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and lime.

It can be served either with perfectly steamed Persian rice (Chelo) or Iranian flatbread.



Useful links:

Persian Steamed Rice (Chelo) Recipe

Delicious Iranian Side Dishes

How to brew saffron?

Iranian bread

Doogh(yogurt drink)


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