Showing posts with label Skewers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Skewers. Show all posts

Sep 10, 2013

Murg Hara-Bhara Kebab

I have been planning to make a chicken appetizer for office lunch quiet sometime. When I opened refrigerator, I saw 2 bunches of coriander leaves and some green chilies, hence stuck with HARA-BHARA Kebab. This recipe is a party appetizer and cooks really fast; and off course it is also an outdoor recipe.



200 gms Chicken Breasts, cubed 1 inch
1 bunch Coriander leaves
3 green chilies
1/2 tsp Pepper powder
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin powder
3 Garlic cloves
1/2 cup white Vinegar
3-4 tsp oil for smearing
1 red onion, cubed,  1 inch


  1. Make a smooth paste of cilantro, green chilies, pepper powder, fennel seeds, cumin powder, garlic, vinegar and salt
  2. Marinade chicken with this paste for 1 hours
  3. Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes
  4. Thread marinated chicken pieces and red onions alternatively
  5. Place skewers on a preheated griddle or on a grill. Cook evenly on medium heat about 15 to 20 minutes. Smear oil if need. Sprinkle chat masala before serving
        6. Serve hot

Aug 27, 2013

Grilled Sausage Skewers

Juicy and mouthwatering sausages are grilled to perfection. Crisp and intensely glazed vegetables with paprika add a lot of taste to this recipe. 

This is hardly a recipe and need no preparation. All you need is store bought completely cooked sausage and some vegetables for grilling.


4 Sausages, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 Bell peppers, cut into inch squares
1 Red Onion, cut into squares
8-10 skewers

For Paprika glaze
2 tsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Taco seasoning


  •  Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes
  • Thread sausages, bell peppers, and onions alternatively

  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients under paprika glaze

  • Place skewers on a preheated griddle or on a grill. Smear paprika glaze all over vegetables and sausage

  • Serve hot with a side of salad

Aug 8, 2013

Tandoori Panner Tikka

Juicy nuggets of panner is spiced extravagantly with paprika, kasturi methi, ginger, garlic, garam masala and cumin powder. It is very simple and ready to eat snack. 

Panner is an excellent option for vegetarians who are considering both indoor and outdoor grilling options. It is a food bon viant and an excellent starter.


100gms Panner, cubed
1 Bell Pepper, cut into squares
1/2 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
1/4 tsp Dried Parsely
1/2 tsp Kasturi Methi
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala
2 cloves of Garlic
small piece of ginger, crushed
3-6 skewers


  • In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients except for panner and bell pepper. Adjust salt as per taste

  • Add panner and bell pepper. Apply spice rub evenly over paneer and bell pepper
  • Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes
  • Thread panner and bell pepper alternatively in skewers
  • Place skewers on a preheated griddle. Grill in medium -high and smear oil occasionally
  • Serve hot with a side of salad

Apr 17, 2013

Chicken Satay

"Chicken Satay" is a popular recipe of Thai - Cuisine / Malaysian Cuisine. Whenever I go to a Thai restaurant, this is one appetizer that I always order. 

It is prepared using chicken marinated using fresh herbs like lemon grass, ginger, garlic and a variety of sauces. Stay can also be prepared using lamb, beef or pork. But "Chicken Satay" is more crowd pleasing appetizer than any other meat satay.

The recipe and ingredients is simple and easy to follow.


1 lb Chicken Breasts, cut into strips (about 8 nos)
8 Skewers
4 Cloves Garlic, minced
1 inch Ginger, minced
2 Green Onion, minced
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp dark Soy Sauce
2 tsp Fish Sauce
1/2 Lemon


  • Soak skewers in water for 45 minutes

  • Crush minced ginger, garlic and green onions together

  • Add coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, soy sauce, fish sauce, juice of half lemon and adjust salt as per taste. Mix well

  • Pour the sauce mix over chicken breast and coat it evenly 

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Now thread marinated chicken breasts using skewers
  • Place the skewers on a preheated grill or a griddle

  • Roast them even on both the sides. Together it takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Smear oil   if required
  • Serve hot with grilled vegetables or peanut sauce
Tips --
  • One of the main ingredient of Chicken satay is lemon grass. Due to non availability of lemon grass, I have used green onions and lemon juice. 
  •  For Curry powder, I have used coriander powder, cumin powder and turmeric
  • To increase level of spiciness, either green chili paste or red chili flakes can be added to this recipe