Gola Kabab

North Indian dish very papular in Karachi and Laho

Recipe by Syed A. Hafeez of

Kababs without skewers and BBQ grill.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • ½ kg Minced Meat, mutton
  • 2 tbsps. Papaya, paste
  • 2 tsps. Garlic, paste
  • 1 tsp Ginger, paste
  • 2 tbsps. Onion, paste, fried
  • 2 tsps. Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp All spice powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 no. Egg
  • ½ tsp Cardamom, powder
  • ¼ tsp Mace, powder
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg, powder
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

For Bar B.Q effect:
2 pieces of Charcoal 2 Cloves


  1. Place the minced mutton in a bowl and mix well all the ingredients in it.
  2. To create barbecue effect, keep the pieces of charcoal on gas flame till it becomes embers.
  3. Place a small bowl or onion peels on top of mince mixture, place the embers on it.
  4. Drop cloves over embers followed by a tsp. of oil on it. Cover the mince mixture bowl immediately. Do not allow smoke to escape.
  5. After about 5 minutes remove the bowl of embers.
  6. Make small size balls of mince mixture.
  7. Brush the baking dish with oil. Place the mince balls in it and bake in a pre-heated oven on 220 C for 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Alternatively, heat 1 tbsp oil in a sauce pan and add mince mixture to it. Cover and cook on low flame till become completely dry.
  9. The kabab is ready.


Is there an alternate for papaya paste?