March 10, 2010

Chicken Kebabs

Here is a simple but classic method for the Tandoori delight,Chicken Kebabs. These kebabs are not only easy to make but will satisfy your craving for fried food. And this is certainly a favorite food for all seasons. Usually Kebabs give you a feel that its too complicated to make, but actually its not. There is no rushing and sweating to make this dish. Just follow few simple steps and in no time you will have nice hot, tender and juicy appetizer.
As for the vegetables selections, I used onions and capsicum. You can also consider using egg plants, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and zucchini. I am confident that the kebabs will be a perfect appetizer for a chicken lovers.

Preparation time:15 minutes

Standing time:3-6 hours

Total cooking time:15 minutes

2 cloves of garlic,crushed
2 tsp fresh ginger,grated
1/4 cup coriander leaves
1/4 cup mint leaves
1 cup plain thick yogurt
2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chili powder
salt to taste
6 chicken thigh fillets,cut into 1 inch cube
1 capsicum,cut into 1 inch squares
1 onion,cut into 1 inch squares
oil to spray

1.Combine garlic,ginger,coriander and mint leaves.Grind it to paste along with 1/2 cup of water.
2.Whisk yogurt in a separate bowl and add the paste.Add rest of the dry ingredients and chicken cubes.Set aside for 3-6 hours.This will make the chicken tender.
3.Thread chicken,capsicum and onion alternately.
4.Brush yogurt mixture lightly over skewer and place on lightly oiled griller tray and cook, brushing with the remaining yogurt mixture occasionally under high heat for 5-6 minutes.
5.Turn and cook,brushing again with yogurt mixture, for 5 minutes or until chicken is tender or until the chicken is no longer pink.Serve with saffron rice or mint chutney,if desired.

HINT:Dont over cook the chicken.15-20 minutes is sufficient for the chicken to fully cook.Soak the skewers in water before threading chicken and vegetables.
NOTE:I used Shan's tandoori masala.It gave a very good flavour.


Nostalgia said...

Gorgeous photograph and a delicious recipe

valli said...

reciepe looks quite easy. Did u take the photograph or...........?

Tina said...

First time here...Kebabs sounds yummy and mouthwatering with beautiful click..

Sneha Koka said...

Your awesome culinary skills combined with Amar's photography makes your blog a true feast for the eyes (I wish it satisfied my growling tummy every time I read your recipes too!)
Keep going Nethra!

FoodLovers said...

looks gr8

Pedhakka said...

Thanks ppl. For your lovely comments!!