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Grilled Chicken with Spice Popular

Category : Chicken

Author : TajRecipe

Date : 12/8/2006

Rating: Rating 3.8 ( 3.8 ) by 8 users

225 g/8 oz canned tomatoes

45 ml/3 tbsp wine vinegar

5 large cloves garlic

2 dried figs

2.5 cm/1 in ginger root, coarsely chopped

1 small green chili

10 ml/2 tsp garam masala

5 ml/1 tsp ground coriander (cilantro)

5 ml/1 tsp ground roasted cumin

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp black pepper

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp ground red chili

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp ground turmeric

salt to taste

6 chicken pieces, skinned and pricked with a fork

30 ml/2 tsp ghee, melted


225 g/8 oz small potatoes

oil for deep-frying

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp garam masala

2.5 ml/1/2 tsp ground roasted cumin

1) Blend the tomatoes, wine vinegar, garlic, figs, ginger, chili, ground spices and salt to a smooth paste in a blender or food processor. Rub the paste into the chicken pieces and leave to marinate for 2 hours.

2) Lift the chicken from the marinade, brush with ghee and place in a flameproof dish. Grill under a hot grill for 10 minutes. Place the remaining marinade in a pan and reduce over a medium heat.

3) Turn over the chicken pieces, baste evenly with half the marinade, brush with ghee and return to the grill for a further 10 minutes.

4) Turn them over again, baste with the remaining marinade and grill under a medium-low grill and cook until golden brown and tender, turning and basting as they cook.Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in their jackets then peel and deep-fry them in hot oil until golden brown.

5) Sprinkle the garnish ingredients over the chicken and serve hot with the sautéed potatoes a vegetable pulao, Nan or chapattis, raita and chick peas in sauce.

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