Weekends are days you wish to treat yourself with something different, say some kebabs or fries, cooling down with your favourite wine and just relax. There are so many varieties of kebabs, using wide range of spices and fish, meat and vegetables. They are prepared in so many ways in different regions and countries, from the Middle East to South East Asia .
Originally and authentically , kebabs were done with lamb. Succulent pieces of meat mixed with various spices and roasted on swekers over slow heat. Now a days, chicken, vegetable, paneer.....anything can be used.
Yesterday was Saturday, I wished to have some kebabs, but was not in the mood to dine outside. Had some yogurt and chicken and the lazy mind said .....can we have some quick fix chicken kebabs? Was really not in the mood to using swekers and slow cook.....So here goes Soma's quick fix chicken hariyali kebabs.
Chicken ( boneless ) : 500 gm
Plain Yogurt : 150 gm
Coriander leaves : 200 gm
Garlic Paste : 2 tsp
Green Chilli Paste : 2 nos.
Salt : As per your taste
Garam Masala Powder ( Punjabi ) : 1 tsp
Onions : 2 ( medium )
Oil : 2 tablespoon
FOR GARNISH :
Coriander leaves, juice of a small lemon, onion rings.
Cut the boneless chicken into small pieces and wash thoroughly. Beat the yogurt to a smooth paste and pour into the chicken.Discard the roots of the coriander, wash and put into the blender along with the green chillies. Get a smooth paste and put into the chicken. Put also the garlic paste, oil, salt and garam masala. Cut the onions into small squares, wash and put in. Mix very well. Refrigerate in a closed container for atleast 5 hours.
Take out 1 hour before cooking and transfer into a microwave safe bowl along with the marination. I was not in the mood to put into swekers. So I cooked in Microwave + Grill option for 15 minutes, taking out and turning every 5 minutes.
Once done transfer into a serving plate. Squeeze juice of a lemon over the kebabs. Garnish with coriander leaves and onion rings.
Isn't it quick fix ?