Authentic Bihari Kabab Recipe

I grew up having Bihari kebab every Eid. Bihari Kebabs are basically beef skewers marinated with simple masala and BBQed, preferably on charcoal. The smell of charcoal and Bihari Kebab skewers take me back to my childhood in Pakistan. I am sharing our authentic Bihari kabab recipe below. This is kid-friendly so I added only 2 red chilies and added some paprika for flavor and color, you can fry your red chilies a bit with onions if you'd like more heat or increase the number of red chilies. : 

2 pounds boneless beef strips 
2 tbsp ginger paste 
2 tbsp papaya paste 
2 medium-sized onions - browned  
5 - 7 tbsp mustard oil 
2-3  red chili (whole) 

Whole spices 
1-star anise 
1 cinnamon stick 
1/4 tsp black peppercorns 
1 tbsp cumin seeds 
1-3 black cardamom 

1 tbsp paprika 
salt to taste 

  •  Blend together browned onions, ginger, and papaya along with whole chilies. Add it to the meat to tenderize it. Add mustard oil. 
  • Grind together all the whole spices and add it to the beef. 
  • Add paprika and salt to taste
  •  Let it marinate overnight but as little as 2-3 hours would suffice. 
  • Skewer the boneless beef strips and BBQ preferable on charcoal! 
  • Enjoy with lemon wedges, sprinkled cilantro, and ginger!