Indian Spiced Beef Kabobs

Tender cubes of beef are marinated in yogurt, ginger and Indian spices to create these mouth-watering kabobs. Perfect for throwing on the grill or under the broiler!

Indian Spiced Beef Kabobs - The Lemon Bowl

Grilled dinners make me so incredibly happy. I love that I can prep dinner earlier in the day with a quick 5 minute marinade and then chill outside grilling on the deck with my husband while our boys run around in the backyard. It is heaven.

One of my favorite secret ingredients for perfectly grilled meat every time is plain yogurt. You can use plain Greek, whole milk, low-fat, whatever. Just don’t buy vanilla by mistake…been there.

Yogurt is the perfect addition to any marinade because it acts and a tenderizer and breaks down the muscle fibers. The result? Tender, juicy meat every time.

Beef Kabobs with Indian-Spiced Marinade - The Lemon Bowl

To give these grilled beef kabobs an Indian twist, I added lots of warm spices including curry powder, garam masala and smoked paprika. Fresh ginger, fragrant garlic and tangy yogurt tie it all together in this simple yet flavorful summertime meal.

Cucumber Laban - The Lemon Bowl

We love eating grilled meats with a cucumber yogurt sauce on the side. These Indian inspired beef kabobs would be ideal with my Cucumber Yogurt Raita or Cucumber Laban (Yogurt Mint Sauce).

What are your favorite grilling marinades? I’d love to hear new ideas!

Your fork is waiting.

Indian Spiced Beef Kabobs - The Lemon Bowl

Indian Spiced Beef Kabobs

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Tender cubes of beef are marinated in yogurt, ginger and Indian spices to create these mouth-watering kabobs. Perfect for throwing on the grill or under the broiler!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 20 ounces beef sirloin (cubed)
  • 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ginger (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne (or more to taste)
  • wooden or metal skewers for grilling


  • In a large bowl, whisk together marinade: yogurt through cayenne. Add beef cubes and stir until evenly coated. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat and thread beef on to kabob skewers. Gently press kabobs with paper towel to remove excess marinade.
  • Grill kabobs 4-5 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 10.8gProtein: 33.8gFat: 22.9gSaturated Fat: 10.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 1013mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 6.6g

17 thoughts on “Indian Spiced Beef Kabobs”

  1. Since I’m no longer eating beef, I might have to try this out with chicken? I think it would work!! Yogurt in marinades is everything. My favorite grilling marinade is ususally a little cajun honey lime olive oil mix. it’s amazing!

    1. It’s so funny you say that – I make this all the time with chicken but wanted to try it with beef. Chicken definitely works! I like to make it with a Thai peanut butter sauce too. I know you love your nut butters. ;)

  2. I’m obsessed with grilling this summer too. I don’t want it to end!!!! I love using yogurt in marinades – I have a hard time making them *without* yogurt, actually! Can’t wait to try these kabobs.

  3. Just reading this recipe gets my taste buds going! I just got a free package of thin eye of round steaks, which I think would be nice cooked this way. Thanks for anticipating my need… :-)

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