Kebab word comesÂ fromÂ Arabic kabab is a wide variety ofÂ skeweredÂ meals originating in the Middle Eastand later on adopted inÂ Balkans, the CaucasusÂ other parts ofÂ Europe, as well asÂ CentralÂ andÂ South Asia now found worldwide. In English kebabÂ with no qualification generally refers more specifically to shish kebab served on the skewer.Â In the Middle East, however, kebab refers to meat that is cooked over or next to flames; large or small cuts of meat, or even ground meat; it may be served on plates, in sandwiches or in bowls. The traditional meat for kebab isÂ lamb, but depending on local tastes andÂ religious prohibitions, it may now beÂ beef,Â goat,Â chickenÂ orÂ fish. Like other ethnic foods brought by travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in UK also many countries around the planet.
History of Kebab:
The origin of kebab may lie in the short supply of cooking fuel in theÂ near East, which made the cooking of large foods more economical. Tradition has it that the dish was invented by medieval Persian soldiers who used their swords to grill meat over open-field fires.According toÂ Ibn Battuta, aÂ MoroccanÂ traveler, inÂ India, kebab was served in the royal houses during theÂ Delhi SultanateÂ period (1206-1526 CE) and even commoners would enjoy it for breakfast withÂ naan.The dish has been native to the near EastÂ andÂ ancient GreeceÂ since antiquity; an early variant of kebab is attested in Greece since 8th century BCE (archaic period) inÂ Homer’s IliadÂ and Odysseyand in classical Greece amongst others in the works ofÂ Aristophanes XenophonandÂ Aristotle.Excavations held inÂ AkrotiriÂ on the Greek island of Santorin by professorÂ Christos G. Doumas, unearthedÂ firedogsÂ stone sets of barbecue for skewers; Ancient Greek: Kpatevtai -Â Krateutai used before the 17th century BCE. In each pair of the supports, the receptions for the spits are found in absolute equivalence, while the line of small openings in the base constitutes a mechanism for supplying the coals with oxygen so that they are kept alight during use.