Tandoori Chicken Kebabs
Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish prepared by grilling or barbequeing chicken ,marinated in yogurt and spices, traditionally in a tandoor oven (a cylindrical clay oven). The dish originated from the Indian subcontinent and is popular in many other parts of the world. Today most people grill it in an oven or through it on the barbeque. For most of the tandoori chicken dishes, you need to marinade this dish overnight, and only do the grilling the next day. This is really a delicious dish if you like Indian food. Also try the spicy prawns.
Serves: 4 Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Ready in: 40 Minutes
Nutrition: Calories 198 Carbs: 3g Protein: 3g Fat: 4g
4 chicken breasts, skinned and ct into bite-seize pieces 1 lemon, juiced FOR THE MARINADE 1 cup double cream Bulgarian yogurt 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground coriander ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon paprika 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
FOR THE RAITA 1 cucumber, grated 1¼ cup double cream yogurt 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground caraway ½ teaspoon ground coriander mint leaves to garnish
1Place the chicken pieces in a flat dish and season with salt and ground black pepper.
2Drizzle over some lemon juice.
3To make the marinade mix together the yogurt, oil and all the spices.
4Add the garlic and ginger.
5Then generously brush the chicken with the marinade all over and cover the dish with foil.
6Place it in the refrigerator and leave to marinade overnight.
7To make the raita, mix the cucumber with the yogurt, parsley and mint.
8Season with caraway, coriander, salt and ground black pepper.
9Allow to steep for 1 hour.
10Garnish then with a mint leaf.
11Skewer the chicken pieces on kebab sticks, reserve the marinade.
12Grill or barbecue the kebabs or 8-10 minutes.
13Halfway through the grilling time, turn the kebabs and brush with the reserved marinade.
14Serve the tandoori chicken kebabs with the raita.
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