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Hariyali Chicken Tikka Kebab

It is weekend and my brother's family came over. We are playing cards around 6 in the evening and all of a sudden hubby dear says "Pasi(that is his nick name for me), can you make chicken kebabs that you made couple weeks ago?". My response is "Why not?? Go get some chicken and I will have the marinade ready by the time you guys get back".... That is the story behind this recipe :)..... Hubby dear always have this food cravings on a whim and he should be really glad and thanking god because I love to cook(well..most of the times :) ) ...

The great thing about these kebabs is that you do not need too many hours marination for them to taste better. Everyone loved the chicken which we ate for dinner along with some corn.

Ingredients

3 lemons
Oil or cooking spray 
Couple of pinches of chat masala
1 big onion chopped length wise
6 to 8 skewers depending on length of the skewer(If using wooden skewers, soak in water before hand for 3o minutes)

Marinade

2 lbs Chicken
1 packed cup Mint(My family loves mint flavor. If not a big fan, cut down to 1/2 cup)
1 small bunch or 1 packed cup cilantro
10 green chillies(reduce to 8 for medium spice)
2 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
10 tbsp greek yogurt
Salt per taste
pinch or two of garam masala

Method

Step1:

Clean the chicken and pat it dry. Cut the chicken into big bite size pieces. Prick each chicken piece with fork and set it aside. Grind all the marinade ingredients except for chicken into a fine paste. Add the marinade to chicken pieces and mix well. See that all the chicken pieces are well coated. Let the marinated chicken sit in fridge from 1 hour upto 24 hours(minimum of 1 hour will let the flavors sink into the chicken well)

Chicken

Marinade

Marinated Chicken

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 400F.
Take the marinated chicken and put them onto skewers. Take a baking tray and arrange the skewers on the baking tray so that the dripping will fall into the tray.
Spray with cooking spray and put the chicken in the oven. Let the chicken bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Turn the chicken half way. Take the chicken off the skewers. Turn the oven to broil and let the chicken cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
The chicken is ready to eat at this point but there is one extra step I do to get the perfect taste.

Step 3 - Final Step

Heat tawa and add some ghee once the tawa is hot. Place couple of chicken pieces and keep turning the chicken until charred on all sides. 

When the chicken is about almost done, sprinkle onion, lemon juice and chat masala. Take the chicken off the tawa and serve hot with mint chutney or gobble up as is. 



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