Sunday 28 August 2011

Malai Chicken Kebabs

You must be thinking when you read this post, why the Hell I should buy a Indian Cookbook which is written by Gordon Ramsay. The main reason I bought the book is as he travelled to India to expirence himeself the culinary tradition so I thought why not give it a try.
I don't think i would try all the recipes in the book as some of then are not as authentic as I would like it to be, but still I like the book. I am not sure I will say I love the book but for me I like the book and there is a difference isn't it :-)
You can buy the book online if you like here
So from the book I thought why not try this Malai chicken recipe. And I have to say here at home we loved it. I am sure I will be making this more often.
I didn't had orange and red pepers so I didn't use them.

500 gm boneless and skinless chicken breasts
salt and frshly ground black pepper
6 to 8 bamboo skewers or metal skewers
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
2 tbsp meleted ghee or unsalted butter.

150 ml double cream
2 cardamom pods, split and seeds finley crushed
3 cm gignger peeled and finley grated
3 large garlic cloves peeled and finley grated
2 tbsp gram flour
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp dried mango powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
4 green chillies finley chopped.
1 tbsp corrianger leaves optional

Cut the chicken into cubes.
In a large bowl, mix together all the ingridients for the marinade and season well with salt and pepper.
Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and mix well to ensure that every piece is well coated.
Cover the bowl with cling film and chill for few hours, preferably overnight.

Soal the bambbo skewers in cold water for at least 20 ├╣inuted.
Whean ready to cook, heat the grill to the hghest setting.
Halve the peppers and remove and discard the seeds. Cut the peppers into small cubes the same size as the chicken pieces.
Thread the chicken pieces and peppers alternatley on to the soaked skewers and place on a lightly oiled baking trey.
Grill for about 10 to 12 minutes, basting turning and basing again with ghee or butter a couple of times during cooking.
Serve the chicken kebabs with pulao rice or naan with a salade of your choice.


Sharmila said...

Finla ... just realised that it has been such a long time since I visited your blog. Since am not blogging for while now, yet get to stay in touch with you on fb, maybe I overlooked. But seeing these beauties, I just had to write in. They look delicious ... perfect melt in the mouth types!!! :-)

Priya Suresh said...

Looks delicious,seriously am drooling over that fabulous chicken chunks..

Shaista Tabrez said...

looks tempting..will definitely give it a try sometime


Gloria Baker said...

Dear Happy cook these kebabs make me hungry!!! gloria

notyet100 said...

Kebab looks delicious ,perfect with pulao,...:)

Unknown said...

Yum kebabs..looks very inviting

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I have made malai kababs too. I love it!

sra said...

I have a different take on 'love' and 'like', (talking about people, basically, not cookbooks) - you can love someone even if you don't much like them, like comes with thought and judgement, love probably doesn't involve much thinking - does it sound crazy?

Finla said...

Sra now you put it like that i think you are right. I think when there is love we are porr in judging isn't it, so maybe that is why it is easier to love than like, as indeed like will include judging them and sometimes if you judge ppl you love you might not like them or love them anymore :-)

indosungod said...

Gordon Ramsey is loud mouthed and annoying atleast on TV but I think he does have a good eye for good food. These Malai Chicken Kabobs do look good.

Shobha said...

Lovely malai tempting.

Vimitha Durai said...

My huss gifted this book to me... I am yet to explore the recipes but the first one i wanted to try out was these... So nicely done... Looks yum

Unknown said...

the kebabs look exciting and tempting!...very yummy recipe!

kankana said...

very very nicely done. These kababs are looking just perfect :)

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I'm tempted, another delicious salad in your kitchen!

Ivy said...

That is a droolworthy dish! I really like kebabs and have been eating a lot lately!

Bong Mom said...

I love these Kababs, yes "love" without judgement :)

mycookinghut said...

Hi, I came across your blog when I was surfing online. This recipe looks great! Keep up your good work!

myfudo said...

That is such a wonderful kebab chicken. Looks savory and delectable.