Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chicken malai kabobs

Courtesy: Vah chef

I love kabobs. it's a finger food, they are just delicious. I have tried preparing many different versions, and to my knowledge, this is the best so far...!!

So here is what you will need-:
1lbs Chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1 tbsp cream cheese/sour cream
2 tbsp cream
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp corn flour
1 green chili
1 pinch of cardamom powder
3 tbsp mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp meat tenderizer
1 tbsp canola oil/olive oil
1 pinch pepper powder
salt to taste.
Chopped cilantro (Coriander)

I marinated this chicken a couple of times.
First marinade-:
Cut the chicken cubes in to 2 inches cubes. Set aside. In a bowl add black pepper powder, meat tenderizer, cardamom powder. Now before adding the ginger garlic paste, squeeze out all the liquid from it and then add it to the bowl. Mix in the chicken pieces. Mix everything really good. When you mix everything well, add some salt and mix again. Marinate the chicken pieces very well.

Keep this chicken marinated for 30 minutes in to the refrigerator.

After it gets marinated for 30 minutes, now it's time to marinate this chicken pieces with the second marinade.

Second marinade:-
In a bowl,  take some grated mozzarella cheese, add sour cream or cream cheese and then the cream. Add salt as per taste.
Make a paste out of chopped green chillies and chopped coriander and add it to the bowl.

Mix everything well. Add corn flour to it. Keep mixing and add the chicken pieces that we kept in the refrigerator 30 minutes back. Make sure that it gets marinated very well.

Add oil when the chicken gets marinated well and then mix well again. Keep in the refrigerator for one more hour.
After an hour arrange the chicken pieces on the skewers so that there will be 3 pieces on one skewer or may be two in some cases, if the pieces are large.

Preheat your oven to 500°/550° F whichever is higher in your oven.  Slide in the kabobs once the oven is preheated for about 20 minutes on a broil mode. 
Pull them out of the oven after 20 minutes then turn them and again let them cook in the oven for another 15 minutes. You can switch off the broil mode this time if you want. I like my kabobs to have a nice smoky taste and smell to it.
Take out the kabobs from the skewers and squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top of it. Serve as per your taste.

1 comment:

Neha said...

Though myself a vegetarian, but its nice to see step by step pic.s , it makes it easy to understand. I really don't have a patience to do that...