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India’s kebab connection

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Jul 21, 2018 11:32 PM IST

It’s said that kebabs were created in the Middle East and then brought to India by invading armies and friendlier visitors. Well, yes and no

A few days ago, in Lucknow, I had my fill of kebabs. As you probably know, they are crazy about kebabs in Lucknow. They don’t just eat them with meals but they serve them as snacks at all times. 

The term ‘kebab’ refers to a variety of dishes made in different ways(Getty Images)
The term ‘kebab’ refers to a variety of dishes made in different ways(Getty Images)
The shish kebab is Middle Eastern style of kebab with chunks of meat impaled on skewers (Shutterstock)
The shish kebab is Middle Eastern style of kebab with chunks of meat impaled on skewers (Shutterstock)
We may have had a kebab tradition of our own that emerged long before the Arabs and the Turks arrived with their skewers
The galouti kebab is regarded as the pinnacle of culinary achievement (Shutterstock)
The galouti kebab is regarded as the pinnacle of culinary achievement (Shutterstock)
The kakori kebab has a thin membrane, which encases rich minced meat
The kakori kebab has a thin membrane, which encases rich minced meat
The kibbeh consists of ground meat mixed with bulgur wheat (Shutterstock)
The kibbeh consists of ground meat mixed with bulgur wheat (Shutterstock)
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