Sunday, February 22, 2009

Barbecued Spicy Chicken Kababs

Last week I had purchased the garden grill so thought of trying out this kabab as this has got a very distinct flavour because it has been cooked over charcoal .......  and it did turn out to be like kababs served in restaurant .


500 gms boneless chicken cut into med size pieces

1 cup hung curds

1 small onion finely chopped

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp crushed kasoori methi

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 tsp garam masala power

2 tsp freshly crushed peppercorns

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp coriander powder

2 tbsp fresh cream

salt to taste

2 tbsp oil for basting

For the masala paste

1 tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

1 " piece ginger

2 green chillies 

5-6 garlic cloves

seeds of 1 green cardamom

1 piece of mace


  • Marinate the chicken with 1 tsp lemon juice,salt and crushed peppercorns for 10 minutes
  • Grind poppy seeds,green chilli,ginger,garlic,mace,cumin seeds,green cardamom seeds with little water to a smooth paste and then keep aside
  • Take a bowl,add hung curds,chopped onion,coriander leaves,kasoori methi,remaining lemon juice,red chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,fresh cream,masala paste,salt and mix well
  • Add the chicken pieces and mix well and marinate for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator
  • Grease the grill with oil, and place the marinated chicken pieces on it and cook them over a charcoal grill/barbecue for 20 minutes turning once or twice basting with oil
  • Remove and serve hot.

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