Afghani Chicken Kebabs

Afgani Chicken Kebabs

Ingredients (Serves 3)

1. Boneless chicken breast – 400 – 500 gm, cut into 1 inch cubes

2. Ginger-garlic paste – 1.5 tbsp

Garam masala powder – 1 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt – To taste

3. Thick yoghurt –  4 – 5 tbsp

Fresh cream / heavy cream – 3 – 4 tbsp

Green chilly paste – 3/4 – 1 tsp or paste of 4 – 5 small green chilies

Lemon juice – 2.5 tsp

Kasoori methi – 1/4 tsp, crushed with fingers

Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1 pinch (optional)

Corn starch / corn flour / besan – 1 tbsp

Cashew paste – 1 tbsp (Soak 6 – 8 cashews in hot water for 1 hr. Grind to a fine paste adding little water)

4. Vegetable oil – 1.5 tbsp

5. Ghee /melted  butter – To baste

6. Wooden/metal skewers –3 – 5

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients numbered 2. Taste-check for salt. Marinate chicken pieces with this mixture. Set aside for 30 minutes. Add ingredients numbered 3 and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Keep in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 – 45  minutes before baking/grilling. Add 1.5 tbsp oil and mix well before grilling/ baking.

2. Soak the wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes. Arrange the chicken pieces on the skewers.

3. Preheat the grill and grill the chicken pieces for about 10 – 15 minutes, turning occasionally OR Preheat oven at 450 F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and grease with oil/butter. Arrange the chicken pieces on the skewers and place inside the baking sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Baste with ghee.  Bake for another 8 – 10 minutes. Turn the oven to broil mode. Broil for 2 – 3 minutes. Take them out of the oven. They would be charred outside and juicy and soft on the inside. Serve with chutney, naan, Afghan Pulao, salad etc.

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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