Halal Beef Kebab Recipe Pakistani Style

Chef Dan Catanio , On June 20, 2023

Traditional Halal Beef Kebab Skewers made Pakistani Style.

Introduction On How To Make Halal Beef Kebab With Basmati Rice Recipe

Halal meals are made with meats that have been slaughtered according to Islamic ritual. In this halal beef kebab recipe I use diced halal beef chunks to make delectable skewers that will be served over a bed of basmati brown rice steamed to perfection. This recipe combines tender beef kebabs with flavorful basmati rice and a delectable Halal Cacciatore sauce. Let’s get started!

Halal Beef Kebab Recipe Video

Pakistani Halal Beef Skewers Recipe Tools

  • 8-inch bamboo grill skewer sticks

  • Grilling pan

  • Mixing bowl

  • Measuring cups

  • Saucepan (for rice)

  • Fine mesh strainer (for the rice)

Pakistani Beef Halal Kebab Recipe Ingredients


Beef Kebab Ingredients

  • Halal beef cubes (sirloin steak cut into cubes)

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Dry oregano

  • Cumin

  • Extra virgin olive oil

  • Side Ingredients

  • Steamed rice (Long grain, basmati)

  • Cumin (for rice)

  • Curry powder (for rice)

  • Onion powder (for rice)

  • Ghee or olive oil (optional, for rice)

  • Vegetables for grilling (optional)

  • Sauce

  • Halal Cacciatore sauce (made from Halal chicken broth)

Halal Kebab Recipe Step-By-Step Written Instructions

    Prepare the Halal Kebas

  1. Prepare the halal beef kebabs by purchasing cubed halal meat from the grocery store or by dicing halal sirloin steak.

  2. In a bowl, add the halal beef cubes and season them with garlic powder, onion powder, dry oregano, and a hint of cumin.


    Season the halal beef

  3. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the seasoned beef cubes and mix well to coat them evenly.

  4. Thread the beef cubes onto skewers* (optional) and place in a skillet.


    Place the halal beef cubes in a skillet

  5. Grill the halal beef kebabs by preheating your grill to medium heat and place the beef kebabs on the grill and cook them to your preferred doneness. For medium doneness, cook until the internal temperature reaches around 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to rotate the kebabs occasionally to ensure even cooking. Set aside.


    Sear the beef to 130°-140° for rare meat

  6. Steam the rice

  7. Rinse the basmati rice in a strainer thoroughly until the water runs clear.

  8. In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice with double the amount of water (e.g., 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice). Alternatively, steam the rice in a instant pot.

  9. Season the rice with cumin, curry powder, and onion powder according to your taste preferences.**

  10. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan, and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

  11. Serve this delectable halal meal

  12. Finally, put the finishing touches on this halal ready-made meal by neatly layering the skewers over a bed of rice*** with sides and finishing it with a halal cacciatore sauce. ****

Halal Beef Kebab Recipe Notes

*If desired, you can alternate with vegetables like bell peppers and onions.

**Optionally, add a tablespoon of ghee or olive oil to the basmati rice for added flavor.

***Other types of rice that go great with this halal meal prep recipe include Spanish rice, dirty rice, saffron rice, or cauliflower rice for a low carb halal meal prep recipe.

****Optionally, garnish the halal beef kebab with fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro.

Halal Beef Kebab Recipe Conclusion

Congratulations! You have successfully prepared a mouthwatering Halal meal of beef kebabs with steamed rice. The tender and flavorful beef, accompanied by aromatic basmati rice and the savory Halal Cacciatore sauce, create a delightful combination. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables or spices to customize the dish according to your preferences. Enjoy your halal pre-made meal!

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.