Last day My H was telling me he has a pot luck the following day and I's thrilled to hear the news. Immediately Tandoori chicken and chicken tikka skewers flashed into my mind since it's the American's favourite. Moreover, my fellow blogger,Saras also blogged about chicken skewers by chance,..what a coincidence ... So, instead of trying the usual recipe , this time I followed her's recipe with some alterations in the measurements to suit the taste buds of the foreigners .... To be frank, I's bit hesitant to add the onion paste but went ahead with the recipe,voila ..it turned out great !!!!! Thanks, Saras dear...
Chicken -- 2 1/2 lb
Onion -- 1 no. (cubed)
Onion -- shallot sized -- grind to a paste
Bell pepper -- 2 nos. (cubed )
Ginger garlic paste -- 2 1/4 tsp
Salt -- to taste
Oil -- 2 1/2 tbsp
Oil -- to coat the tikka skewers
Curd -- 5 oz ( 1/2 cup and a little bit above) + 1 tbsp )
Red chilli powder -- 2 tsp
Coriander powder -- 2 tsp
Food colour --- saffron -- 1/4 tsp
Lime juice -- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala -- 1/2 tsp
Bamboo skewers -- as reqd..
Cut the chicken into cubes. Cut the onions and bell pepper into cubes as well. Take a big mixing bowl and add the ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder,coriander powder,garam masala, curd,colour powder,oil,onion paste,salt and lime juice and mix well. Make a thick paste. Drop the chicken pieces, bell pepper and the cubed onion into this marinade mixture and combine well. Let this marinade soak overnite,so that it absorbs lots of this masala and taste yummy .. Soak the bamboo skewers for minimum 30 minutes . Thread the chicken piece,onion and the bell pepper alternately and keep aside.Line a tray with aluminium foil and brush it with oil.Place the skewers on it and brush the skewers (chicken,bell pepper,onion).
Preheat the oven to 425 F . Palce the tray and cook it for 12 minutes. Take the tray out and flip the skewers and again brush it with some oil and cook for 10 minutes. Don worry if few pieces charred.. that gives a nice taste and enjoy it with green chutney or mango chutney..It taste better when it's served hot ...straight from the oven ... :)
Happy eating !!!