Indian-Style Beef Kebabs With Cilantro Sauce

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  • Serves 4
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  • Nutritional Information

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 660 calories
    • Calories 59 calories from fat
    • Fat 44 g
    • Sat Fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol 107 mg
    • Sodium 452 mg
    • Protein 34 mg
    • Carbohydrate 34 g
    • Fiber 3 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 61 mg


  1. Check 1 bunch fresh cilantro (about 2 cups cilantro leaves)
  2. Check 1 small onion, peeled
  3. Check 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  4. Check 1 small green chili pepper, trimmed and halved, with seeds
  5. Check 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  6. Check 1 1/4teaspoons kosher salt
  7. Check 4tablespoons vegetable oil
  8. Check 3tablespoons fresh lime juice
  9. Check 1/2teaspoon curry powder
  10. Check 1 1/2pounds rib-eye steak, cut into 24 one-inch chunks
  11. Check 1 medium red onion, peeled
  12. Check 1cup mango chutney
  13. Check 4 pieces naan bread (optional)


  1. Place the cilantro, yellow onion, garlic, chili, ginger, and salt with 3 tablespoons of the oil in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until a paste is formed. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Put 2 tablespoons of the paste in a small bowl and stir in the lime juice to make the cilantro sauce. Cover and set aside. Stir the curry powder into the rest of the paste. Add the steak and coat well. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  3. Cut the red onion into 6 wedges and separate each wedge into 2 layers. Thread the beef and onion chunks onto eight 9-inch skewers. Brush a grill pan with the remaining oil. Preheat grill pan, then grill the kebabs for 8 to 10 minutes, turning the skewers every 2 minutes. Serve with the cilantro sauce, chutney, and naan, if desired.