In May, we visited our cousins in Boston. V’s cousin’s wife, we call her Poornima vaini, makes delicious chicken dishes. Every time I visit her, I learn something from her. She pampered us with this grilled chicken, biryani and many more. She had taken this to a get together and it had become a huge hit.
What makes these kababs stand out is the kasuri methi. It gives an awesome taste to this. She also adds some vinegar and marinates the chicken overnight. I am not very fond of vinegar and usually do not keep it in my pantry. So I added lemon juice. I cut the chicken into small pieces, so I just marinated it for 2hrs. A little bit of red food color can also be added to give it a nice bright red color (I did not use color).
1 lb (0.4kgs) chicken
1 tea spn ginger pieces
1 tea spn garlic pieces
3-4 green chillies
1 tea spn cumin powder
1 tea spn chilli powder
2 tea spns vinegar or 1 tbl spn lemon juice
1 tbl spn thick yogurt
1 tea spn kasoori methi
Make a paste of ginger, garlic and green chillies. Add this paste, chilli powder, cumin powder, vinegar (or lemon juice), salt to chicken pieces. Leave it in the refrigerator for about 2hrs.
Now add thick yogurt, kasuri methi. Keep aside for another 30mins.
Grill the chicken.
Preparation time : 40mins
PS: I use tender breast pieces of chicken for all my chicken dishes. If you use thighs or any other parts, adjust the time accordingly.
Adjust the spice according to your taste.