Skip to content

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

    4.63 stars average
    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 mins
    COOK: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 20 mins
    Save
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 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

    Instructions
     

    • 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.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 10.8gProtein: 33.8gFat: 22.9gSaturated Fat: 10.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 1013mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 6.6g
    SHOW AND TELL ON INSTAGRAM!Show me your creation and rate it below! Mention @thelemonbowl or tag #thelemonbowl! I would LOVE to see!
    nv-author-image

    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    17 Comments

      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. ;)

    1. 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.

    2. 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… :-)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.

    Your feedback is important to us. Rate what you thought of this.




    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.