These kababs are melt in the mouth, delicious and very easy to make. I have not used any ground dry spices in this recipe except for turmeric for a little color. The chicken tastes so succulent and tender and just the marinade is enough for taste. I put them in wooden skewers but you can even serve them on toothpicks or just cubed. I grilled them on a non stick grill but they cant be also barbecued. I dont think cooking them in the oven is a good idea as chicken breast tends to turn dry. You can use the marinade to make cheesey paneer, cheesey tofu, fish, or meat of your choice.
INGREDIENTS FOR 6 – 8 plump kababs
500 grams of boneless chicken breast cubed
4 tablespoons of non fat cream cheese (philadelphia low calorie) you can also use a flavored cream cheese if you want or full fat
1.5 ” inch piece ginger
6-8 cloves of garlic peeled
2 green chillies
a few green coriander leaves
a pinch of Nitu Didi pure turmeric powder
salt to taste
juice of 1 lime
Put the cream cheese, ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander and lime juice in a blender ( i used my amazing bullet) and pulse till its a smooth paste. Add salt and turmeric and marinate your chicken in this for at least 6-8 hours or better overnight. Put the pieces in wooden skewers and grill on a very hot grill. Grilling on a hot grill ensures the chicken is not over cooked and retains all its moisture. Sprinkle with chaat masala (i did not) and serve hot.
NITU DIDI TIP`:
you can also add garam masala to the marinade. If using beef or lamb you might need to cook it more. You can use this mariade for fish and prawns too. If you have remaining marinade it can be frozen. Dont waste please 🙂
You can also add tandoori spice to this mix. Its just a matter of playing around. I did not add any spice.
BENEFITS OF TURMERIC:
The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.