How to make Kastoori Kabab -

Chicken strips marinated in a flavourful masala and grilled.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Chicken Breast (चिकन ब्रेस्ट ), Gram Flour

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kastoori Kabab

Kastoori Kabab Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kastoori Kabab Recipe

  • Chicken Breast 2

  • Gram Flour 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • White pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespo

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 3 tablespoons

  • Bread crumbs 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Saffron (kesar) 1/2 grams

  • Fresh cream 4 tablespoons

  • Green chillies 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Eggs 2

  • Chaat masala to sprinkl


Step 1

Slice chicken breasts into thin diagonal pieces and put them into a bowl.

Step 2

Add ginger paste, garlic paste, lemon juice, white pepper powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Keep aside for 10-15 minutes to marinate. Heat butter and 1 tsp oil in a non stick kadai.

Step 4

Add shahi jeera and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Add gram flour and sauté on low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add marinated chicken, breadcrumbs, green cardamom powder and saffron and mix.

Step 6

Transfer into a bowl. Add fresh cream and mix. Finely chop green chillies and coriander leaves, add to the chicken and mix.

Step 7

Keep aside for 15-20 minutes. Break eggs and separate whites and yolks.

Step 8

Whisk the egg whites till light and fluffy. String the chicken pieces onto satay sticks and spread the remaining marinade over them.

Step 9

Heat the remaining oil in a non stick pan. Grill the chicken till evenly golden.

Step 10

Spread the egg whites over the chicken. Cover and cook for 2-4 minutes.

Step 11

Transfer the kastoori kababs onto a plate, sprinkle some chaat masala and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.