Chicken Shashlik

Chicken Shashlik2

500 gm/1lb chicken breast fillet
Juice of 1 lemon
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp garlic, coarsely chopped
1tsp ginger, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp turmeric
1½ tsp chilli powder
4 tbsp oil
2 small onions cut into quarters
2 medium capsicums cut into 5cm/2″ pieces
1 tsp Garam Masala

  1. Dice the chicken in cubes.
  2. Put Lemon Juice and salt on the chicken
  3. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Mix the garlic, ginger, cumin, turmeric and chilli powder in an electric blender (or use garlic/ginger paste).
  5. Pour the lemon juice from the chicken into the spice mix
  6. Add a little water (approx ½  cup) and blend to a smooth paste. 
  7. Add this to the chicken and mix well
  8. Leave for two hours or preferably overnight.
  9. Fry the onions over a medium heat until well browned.
  10. Add the Garam Masala and fry for a minute.
  11. Add the capsicum and fry for a further 4 minutes on low/medium heat. 
  12. Tip this into a dish for later
  13. Heat more oil in the pan
  14. Place the chicken in the pan
  15. Fry it over high heat.
  16. Lower the heat and let the chicken cook till tender.
  17. When cooked add the vegetables
  18. Mix well
  19. Cook for 2-3 minutes more
  20. Serve with Naan bread or pulao rice

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