Chicken masala kebabs recipe
- Cuisine: Indian
- Serves 6
Draining the yoghurt overnight produces a drier spice paste. You will need 6 x 20cm wooden or metal skewers for this recipe.
Ingredients400g (1½ cups) natural yoghurt, plus extra, to serve
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (methi)*
½ tsp ground cinnamon
2 cardamom pods
½ tsp nutmeg
2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder*
2 tbsp mustard oil
6 x 200g chicken breasts
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp ginger and garlic paste*
Coriander leaves, lime wedges, red onion rings and roti, to serve
PreparationPlace yoghurt in a muslin-lined sieve over a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Discard drained liquid. Transfer yoghurt to a bowl. Set aside.
Place coriander, peppercorns, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and 1 tsp of the chilli powder in a small frying pan over low heat and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Using a mortar and pestle, grind spices until finely ground. Add to yoghurt with mustard oil and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, cut 3 deep slits in each chicken breast. Combine lime juice, remaining 1 tsp chilli powder and ginger and garlic paste in a large bowl. Add chicken and rub marinade well into flesh. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 250°C. Add yoghurt mixture to chicken, turning to coat. Thread 1 breast onto each skewer. Place on a greased wire rack over a lined oven tray. Cook, turning halfway, for 15 minutes or until cooked through and starting to blacken. Serve with extra yoghurt, coriander, lime wedges, onion rings and roti.
*Dried fenugreek leaves and Kashmiri chilli powder are available from Indian food shops.
*Ginger and garlic paste is from Indian and Middle Eastern food shops. Substitute 1 crushed garlic clove and ½ tsp finely grated ginger.
Photography by Jason Loucas.
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