Bengali Shish Kebabs Recipe for your Griddle

Bengali Shish Kebabs, also known as Shorshe Bhapa Shish Kebab, is a delightful dish that brings the flavors of Bengal to your griddle. Here's a recipe for preparing these flavorful kebabs:


For the Marinade:

  • 500g boneless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 2 tablespoons mustard paste
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Salt to taste

For the Shorshe (Mustard) Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mustard paste
  • 2 tablespoons mustard oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seed paste
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon grated coconut (optional)
  • Salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • Skewers, soaked in water
  • Mustard oil for brushing
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


Marinating the Chicken:

  1. In a bowl, combine mustard oil, mustard paste, yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt to create the marinade.

  2. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade, ensuring each piece is well-coated. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator for richer flavors.

Preparing the Mustard Sauce:

  1. In a separate bowl, mix mustard paste, mustard oil, poppy seed paste, yogurt, and grated coconut (if using). Add salt to taste.

  2. Blend the ingredients well to create a smooth mustard sauce.

Assembling the Shish Kebabs:

  1. Preheat your griddle over medium-high heat.

  2. Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers.

  3. Brush the griddle with mustard oil to prevent sticking.

  4. Place the skewers on the griddle and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until the chicken is fully cooked and has a beautiful golden color.

Adding the Mustard Sauce:

  1. Brush the cooked kebabs with the prepared mustard sauce.

  2. Let them cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the mustard sauce to coat the kebabs and infuse its flavors.


  1. Remove the Bengali Shish Kebabs from the griddle and place them on a serving plate.

  2. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

  3. Serve hot with your favorite side dishes, such as rice or naan.

Enjoy the rich and flavorful Bengali Shish Kebabs, infused with the distinctive taste of mustard and aromatic spices, prepared effortlessly on your griddle!