Monday, September 24, 2012

Masala Chicken Kebabs

I have to give my expiring buttermilk the credit for this recipe.  I bought a small carton of it to do some baking a while back.  Of course I never got around to using it and the expiration date was glaring at me every time I opened the fridge.  I knew I had to use it up so I decided to use it in a marinade instead of baking with it.  The buttermilk, yogurt and seasoning made these kebabs completely moist and succulent.  We ate the kebabs as wraps with the yogurt sauce and my son (the picky eater) was jumping up and down for them. Now I won't panic if I have extra buttermilk... with this marinade there is no waste. :)

2-3lbs boneless chicken breast sliced into long 1 inch wide strips
1 cup yogurt
2 cups buttermilk
2Tbs Garam Masala Powder
1 Tbs Paprika
4-5 cloves grated garlic
2 inches grated ginger
salt (to taste)
black pepper

Prepare chicken with all the marinade ingredients.  Place in a ziploc bag and allow to marinate for 24-36 hours.

Place a wooden skewer through each strip and pan fry on a griddle with some canola oil until cooked through.

Tip: Soak skewers in water for 2 hours before using them. 

Serve with rice, salad, or in tortillas/naan.  Goes well with Yogurt Mint Sauce.  Enjoy.

Yogurt Mint sauce:
1 cup plain yogurt
1 small handful of minted chopped
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
juice of half a lime or full lime if it's not too juicy
salt to taste
Stir well and allow to chill for a few minutes before serving.
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  1. I love kebabs! They remind me of events, picnics, fairs... all good memories. Congrads on top 9 and #1!!! woooohoooo!

  2. droooling here!!looks amazing!

  3. What a super idea. Was just wondering what the kids could make with their friends for lunch this week and as they only seem to like cucumber, this is it! Thank you for the inspiration from a real curry fan. So tasty and healthy too.

  4. Guess who just found a big ole' bag of Garam Masala Powder this weekend!! Ramona I think I may actually have built up my spice pantry enough to try out your recipes instead of merely gazing longingly at those curries. These look to-die-for too and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us! :D

    ~Jess @ OnSugarMountain

    p.s. i know the username is different; it's from the new blog. Sorry for the confusion but it's still me the baker heehee :D

  5. They look delicious! I bet the buttermilk made them super soft and moist!

  6. I love this quick dish! I prep and ask my husband to grill while I make yogurt mint sauce... Must give this a try. And I like another use of buttermilk which I tend to have leftover. :)

  7. wow i too made kababs yesterday..but your version looks very different..Visit mine too..

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  8. I love marinating chicken in yogurt...makes it so moist and tender! What lovely flavors in your dish, Ramona!

  9. There is just something about eating things from a stick.

  10. This looks fabulous, Ramona! And fun to eat for my kiddos! Hope you had a great weekend!

  11. Have a wonderful time with these my friend, I think they could make people very very happy :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. These look excellent, Ramona!! Great for a partay!!

  13. I want to make these right away! I was sold as soon as I saw yogurt and masala :))

  14. Love theae, they would be fun to eat. Congrats also on,your #1 Top 9 spot!

  15. Oh I love these! I wish I hadn't eaten dinner tonight. I don't have any buttermilk yet, but it is on the list!

  16. Your photos are mouthwatering! I love buttermilk as a marinade too. Great recipe!

  17. This is a keeper! Love the buttermilk marinade and since I always have a little buttermilk in the fridge waiting to get used, it's perfect! I use it alot for pancakes, waffles and cornbread and sometimes for salad dressing, but have never put it in a marinade. Great thinking Ramona!!! Great recipe all around!

  18. I love kebabs, and these look great! And I'm consistently amazed with your creativity in the kitchen, nice post Ramona!

  19. I love having kabab, specially chicken kabab.. Thanks blogger for sharing this recipe...

  20. Really glad I found it as tikka masala has been on my 'to make' list for a long time .. Readymade Chicken Masala makes it easier to cook Chicken tikka masala as to add that extra taste ;)

  21. nice recipe Thanks for sharing

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    1. This sounds really delicious. Thanks for putting this up...



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