Charcoal Grilled T-Bone Steaks – Indian Style

Every year come spring and summer, we ritually grill meats almost every other weekend. Its like celebrating this beautiful season. I had bought a weber charcoal grill almost 4 years back and it still serves us well. I love that smoked charcoal flavor in meats. The only drawback while charcoal grilling is the time it takes to burn the charcoal and to keep the burning charcoal alive. But that is not my department, my hubby tends to all those factors and my job is to only marinate and pre-prepare the meats.

The last weekend we charcoal grilled t-bone steaks and they were so damn delicious!

My recipe is simple. Semi-homemade!  We enjoyed the steaks along with a potato salad and a bean salad and a few garlic roasted breads.

Charcoal Grilled T-Bone Steaks


T-Bone Steaks – 4
Amchur powder – 2 tsp
Red Chilli powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1 tbsp
Cumin/Zeera powder – 2 tsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder – 2 tsp
BBQ Sauce – your favorite (I used ‘Kraft Original BBQ Sauce’)
Canola Oil – for brushing


1. Marinate the steaks with all the ingredients except the bbq sauce overnight.
2. Let the steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high, and set up direct and indirect heat zones. Rub the marinated steaks lightly with oil. Sear on all sides over direct heat until you can see grill maeks, about 5 minutes per side.
3. Transfer the steaks to indirect heat, and brush them with your favorite BBQ sauce on both sides. Grill covered, turning and brushing with sauce occasionally, 30-40 minutes. (Grilling time will vary depending on thickness of steaks) Remove the steaks from grill. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


10 thoughts on “Charcoal Grilled T-Bone Steaks – Indian Style

  1. Wow! I should have viewed steaks when I wasn’t hungry! I’ve always cooked my steaks to medium/rare; but, this recipe is worth testing! Thanks for sharing. Shelva Ezell

  2. Hmmm, I might try a longer time next time I grill. Indian marinades do usually keep meat tender what with yogurt breaking down enzymes and everything 🙂
    How is motherhood treating you? 🙂

    Nabeela, motherhood has been wonderful. My life has indeed completely changed than what is was before. It has become much more beautiful alhamdulillah.

  3. It looks awesome even though I don’t eat beef I might be able to use the same masala on chicken. Same here I marinate the chicken and the rest is the work of the DH.

  4. Assalamu-alaikum Mona,
    Won’t the steaks be overcooked in 30 minutes. I don’t think I’ve gone beyond 12 minutes for any steak.

    WaAlaiKumAsSalaam Nabeela, the steaks we had were juicy and moist. I guess it depends on your preference and the weight/thickness of the steaks.

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