Chelo Kebab


Chelo Kebab is considered the national dish of Iran. Very few ingredients are needed to make this simple but wholesome combination of rice and kebabs.

Ingredients:

  1. Mine beef or lamb 1/2 kg.
  2. Onions (chopped) 2
  3. Tomatoes 4
  4. Salt 1/2 tsp.
  5. Black pepper 1/4 tsp.
  6. Rice 2 cups (soak in water for half an hour)
  7. Butter 4 tbsp.
  8. Saffron 1/8 tsp.
  9. Milk 2 tbsp.

Method:

  • Chop meat, onions, salt and black pepper well in the chopper.
  • Leave in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Press the meat around long, thick metal skewers and shape evenly.
  • Thread whole tomatoes on another skewer.
  • Grill each side for about five minutes, turning frequently.
  • If skewers are not available for barbecue, kebab can be shaped into long, thin portions on aluminum foil and grilled at high temperature in the oven.
  • Boiled the rice with salt till done.
  • Strain and put them back in the pan.
  • Add saffron in milk.
  • Mix and put on top of rice.
  • Cover and cook on a very low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish.
  • Put a teaspoon of butter on top.
  • Serve with grilled tomatoes and kebab.
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