Baked Gola Kababs

Servings : 25 balls

Baked Gola Kebabs, with a side of boiled spiced potato cubes, a bowl of minty raita/yoghurt dip and some pita bread.

Gola Kebabs are popular in India and Pakistan. The word 'Gola', loosely translated, means round…referring to the shape of the yummy kebabs. (I googled the definition!)


  • 500 gm beef or mutton mince (preferably grinded 2-3 times at the butchery but without any fat)
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp. grated raw pawpaw
  • 2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. crushed cumin (optional, I always add)
  • bunch of chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 2 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp. of fried onions, crushed


Mix everything together thoroughly, then using a coal, smoke the mixture for 5 minutes. Then cover and refrigerate for a few hours to develop the flavor and for the mixture to get marinated well.

Shape into balls, you will get about 24-25 balls. Grease a tray and pre-heat your oven to 200-220 C. Bake for 10mins, then remove tray and turn the kababs over and bake again for another 10-12 minutes until they are a nice color. Do not over-bake otherwise they will get hard, these are supposed to be yummy and tender.

Serve hot and enjoy!

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