I came across the following picture

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in wikipedia the entire serving was being called Chellow Kebab without separately naming the Kebab Variety.

I would like to know the name of the Kebab as displayed in the picture and the recipe to make it

  • An alternative spelling is Chelo Kebab, which may help with Googling.
    – Erica
    Oct 28 '14 at 17:57

Chelo (or Chellow) kebab refers to the entire dish which consists of the kebabs (usually 2), rice, and usually grilled tomatoes. Sometimes other accompaniments are included as well.

The most common types of kebabs used for this dish are koobideh (ground beef) and barg (ground lamb). It is sometimes served with one of each. There are exceptions and, though not as common, other types of kebab may be used.

If you perform a Google search for Chelo kebab recipe you will get tons of results. Most of the recipes include both the rice and the kebab.

  • Thank you for your answer. In case if my question was not quite clear (I do apologize for it), I am particularly interested in the one displayed in the picture
    – Abhijit
    Oct 28 '14 at 19:06
  • @Abhijit the picture includes both a saffron chicken kebab (jujeh kabab) and a meat kebab. Without tasting it, there's really no way for anyone else to tell you whether it is lamb or beef just from the picture. Oct 28 '14 at 20:36
  • @Abhijit You could try a Google image search to see where the image came from and if there was a recipe included. If there wasn't, then sorry, you're out of luck, and the closest you'll get is a similar recipe.
    – logophobe
    Oct 29 '14 at 11:07
  • @Didgeridrew: I am particuarly interested in the kebab which is along the center of the picture. Also I am more interested to know the name of the kebab and the recipe rather than whether its lamb or beaf.
    – Abhijit
    Oct 29 '14 at 13:07
  • @Abhijit Most likely it is barg kebab (made with ground lamb) or koobideh kebab (made with ground beef), as is in the answer. As per the comments from Didgeridrew and logophobe there is no way to tell for sure unless you can get a recipe for the dish in the picture.
    – Cindy
    Oct 29 '14 at 15:15

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