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overhead photo browned kebabs smothered in tomato sauce garnished with parsley and toasted almonds with a bowl of vermicelli rice and another bowl of sliced green peppers

Baked Kebab in tomato onion sauce aka Kebab Hindi

Baked kebab in tomato onion sauce aka Kebab Hindi is the ultimate easy comfort food. Flavorful kebabs get cooked in a cozy tomato onion sauce before being baked all together and served with rice or pita bread

Course Dinner, Entree
Cuisine Arab, Middle Eastern
Keyword baked kebab, baked meatball, baked meatballs, easy dinner, kebab, one pot meal
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Nadia Hubbi


  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 10 tomatoes, diced the riper the better
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. add 1 tsp salt and 1/4 pepper to the ground beef, mix well and for into kebabs or meatballs

  3. in a medium sized skillet, add oil, tomatos, onions, salt, pepper, crushed garlic, tomato paste, and pomegranate molasses on low to medium heat stirring frequently until it forms into a sauce consistency

    side photo of a skillet with red tomatoes and onions stewing together
  4. remove sauce and add kebabs to brown but not cook fully, make sure to turn kebabs so all sides brown evenly

    side photo of a pan and kebabs sizzling and browning on a skillet
  5. top browned kebabs with sauce

    overhead photo of browned kebabs topped with red tomato sauce
  6. cover and put in oven for 20 minutes

  7. garnish with toasted pine nuts, almonds and/or parlsey

    overhead photo of browned kebabs smothered in a tomato sauce topped with green parsley and toasted slivered almonds

Recipe Notes


  1. Can substitute fresh tomatoes with 2 cans of diced tomato