Friday, February 19, 2010

Indian Chicken Kebabs

We used to live in the Middle East and we had some pretty fantastic food there.  There were lots of Indian people there, and they brought their food with them!  We loved getting kebabs there, and these were so good it was like being back in Asia.  Serve this with saffron rice and raita, and some warm pita or naan if you can find it!

Indian Chicken Kebabs

3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 T grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp saffron threads, crushed
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" cubes
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1" cubes
1 medium red onion, cut into 1" cubes

Combine first 12 ingredients in a large ziplock bag.  Seal, shake to combine, and let marinate in fridge at least 8 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.  Thread chicken, peppers, and onions onto skewers.  Spray vegetables lightly with cooking spray. 
Prepare grill by spraying with cooking spray, then heating to medium-high heat.  Grill 3 minutes per side, then reduce heat to low and grill an additional 3-6 minutes, or until cooked throughout. 
Serves 8.

1 comment:

M said...

Not a fan of Indian food, but love that top photo!