Sunday, 14 September 2014


Weekends are days you wish to treat yourself  with something different, say some kebabs or fries, cooling down with your favourite wine and just relax. There are so many varieties of kebabs, using wide range of spices and fish, meat and vegetables. They are prepared in so many ways in different regions and countries, from the Middle East to South East Asia .

Originally and authentically , may be kebabs were done with lamb or beef. Succulent pieces of meat mixed with various spices and roasted on swekers over slow heat. Now a days, chicken, vegetable, paneer.....anything can be used.

Yesterday was Saturday, I wished to have some kebabs, but was not in the mood to dine outside. I had some yogurt and chicken stored i the refrigerator and the lazy mind said ..... can we have some quick fix chicken kebabs? I was really not in the mood to use swekers and slow cook.....So here goes my quick fix chicken hariyali kebabs that we will do together while listening to some good music.

Chicken ( boneless ) : 500 gm
Plain Yogurt : 150 gm
Coriander leaves : 200 gm
Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
Green Chilli Paste : 2 nos.
Salt : As per your taste
Garam Masala Powder ( Punjabi ) : 1 tsp
Onion Paste : 2tbsp
Oil : 2 tablespoon

Cut the boneless chicken into small pieces and wash thoroughly. Beat the yogurt to a smooth paste and pour onto the chicken.
Discard the roots of the coriander, wash and put into the blender along with the green chillies. Get a smooth paste and add to the chicken. Add the garlic paste, onion paste, oil, salt and garam masala too.  Fold in very well.

Refrigerate in a closed container for at least 2 hours.Take out 1 hour before cooking and transfer into a grill plate along with the marination.

I cooked in Microwave + Grill option for 15 minutes, taking out and turning every 5 minutes.

Once done, transfer into a serving plate. Squeeze juice of a lemon over the kebabs. Garnish with  coriander leaves and onion rings if you wish. Isn't it quick fix ?

No comments :

Post a Comment