Minced chicken combined with fresh ingredients and spices is formed into savoury meat balls called kebabs. The kebabs are deep fried or oven baked for a healthier option. This versatile spicy dish can be served as a main dish or a side accompaniment.


  • 500g  chicken minced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 sprigs spring onion, sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh coriander, chopped
  • 7 mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 1 egg
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2ml turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon mixed coriander and cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons mixed curry powder
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Rinse and thoroughly drain out the minced chicken in a colander. Place the drained chicken mince into a bowl.
  2. Add the diced onion, green chilli, spring onion, freshly chopped coriander and mint. Mix well to ensure an even distribution of all the ingredients.
  3. Place the 2 slices of white bread into a blender to form fine breadcrumbs. Stir the breadcrumbs into the chicken mixture and mix well.
  4. Add a well beaten egg to this mixture.
  5. Add in the salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, curry powder, mixed coriander and cumin powder. Mix well.
  6. Mould the mixture to form 24 small sized round balls. The mixture may stick to the palms of your hands. To prevent this from occurring, lightly grease the palms with a few drops of oil.
  7. Refrigerate the mince kebabs for an hour. This allows the balls to become firm, preventing them from breaking in the oil during the frying process.
  8. Deep fry the kebabs in oil until they have turned a golden brown colour. Drain them onto a kitchen paper to remove excess oil.
  9. Alternatively, place each kebab on a well greased oven tray and drizzle the tops with a little oil. Bake the chicken kebabs at 180 celsius for approximately 40 minutes until done.

Serve the kebabs with fresh potato chips, a dip or place them in a roti roll and serve them with salad. These kebabs can also be served as a main dish when cooked in a savoury tomato chutney.