Want to try something different than usual grilled kababs or starters? Here is the recipe for Turkish chicken kabab, which are so delicious & juicy. Pair it with any pulao or pita bread , salad, garlic mayo sauce and serve.
Its a simple recipe which requires easily available ingredients in our kitchen. Marinate the chicken for atleast 2 hours. Overnight marination always tastes better.
Prep time : 2 – 24 hours marination
Cook time : 15 – 25 minutes
- Boneless chicken – 500 gms, cut into cubes
For marination :
- Yoghurt/ curd – 4 tbsp
- Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
- Red chilly powder – 1 tbsp
- Black pepper powder- 1 tsp
- Red chilly flakes – 1 tsp
- Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp or 2 pinches
- Lemon – 1 , juice of it
- Olive oil – 1 tbsp
- Salt – to taste
- Capsicum, onion cubes – for grilling ( optional )
- Wash & clean the chicken, pat dry and keep aside.
- In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned under “for marination”, mix well and add chicken cubes.
- Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- If using bamboo skewers , then soak them in the water for at least 30 minutes before grill .
- Preheat the grill.
- Insert the marinated chicken cubes onto the skewers alternating with capsicum and onions
- This can be even pan grilled.
- Grill the kababs on medium – high heat for 10 – 15 minutes.
Delicious Turkish chicken kabab are ready to serve.
For garlic mayo sauce,
Take 4 tbsp of mayonnaise , add 1 crushed garlic love, lil salt , 1/2 tsp pepper powder and a tsp of lime juice. Mix well. Mayo garlic sauce is ready.
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